Many people wonder why they need a pool cover if they already have a heated pool. And in an attempt to save some money, they choose not to buy a pool cover, thinking that they both serve the same purpose. But they don’t. They actually work together, hand-in-hand, to heat your pool efficiently. In fact, the reality is that NOT buying a pool cover for a heated pool will actually end up costing you much more money in the long run. So if you’re thinking, ‘Do I need a pool cover for a heated pool?’, we’d say this: it’s not an absolute necessity, but you’d be very, very wise to buy one.
Find out about the benefits of a pool cover for a heated pool below.
What are the benefits of a pool cover for a heated pool?
There are so many great benefits of getting a pool cover for your heated pool.
A pool cover will:
- reduce the amount of pool heating needed
- save you money on electricity bills
- reduce water evaporation
- make your pool safer
- prevent debris from entering your pool
- reduce the need to clean your pool
- make your pool chemicals more efficient
- help prevent algae blooms
- help save the environment.
Below we’ve expanded on each of these benefits.
Reduce the amount of pool heating needed
Pool blankets help your pool to retain heat, especially during winter. This means that your pool heater won’t have to work as hard to keep your pool at a certain temperature.
As well as trapping existing heat, a solar pool blanket will also heat the water in your pool, as it allows for sunlight to come in through a transparent layer.
Save money on your electricity bills
The less work your pool heater has to do, the less energy you’ll be using and the less money you’ll spend on your electricity bills. Who wouldn’t want to save money on power?
We’re not talking about small savings here either. It has been estimated that by adding a pool cover you can save up to 50% on your heating costs!
Reduce water evaporation
Pools can lose a lot of water from evaporation. In fact, heated pools can lose even more water than unheated pools as the warmth of the water encourages evaporation.
One of the biggest expenses of running a pool is water usage. It has been found that by adding a pool cover you can reduce water evaporation by up to 50–70%. Now that’s a lot of water!
Make your pool safer
Pool safety is a big concern in Australia, and is especially important if you have young children in your family or the neighbourhood.
A pool cover will make your pool safer and help prevent children from falling into your pool and drowning. The peace of mind alone is worth the cost of a pool cover.
Prevent debris from entering your pool
A pool cover is a fantastic way to prevent debris from falling into your pool. Normally all it takes is a big gust of wind or a storm and your pristine pool can be filled with leaves, sticks, flowers, dirt, and even garbage in a matter of minutes.
But with a pool cover, any falling debris lands on the cover, rather than in your pool.
Reduce the need to clean your pool
With less debris in your pool—such as leaves and sticks—you won’t have to clean your pool as often. And that means you’ll have more time to do other things; or, if you use a robot cleaner, you’ll save money on energy costs.
Make your pool chemicals more efficient
Another expensive aspect of owning a pool is the pool chemicals needed to keep your water in good condition.
A pool cover limits the exposure of your swimming pool’s water to the air, so the chemicals in your pool will not break down as quickly. This makes your pool chemicals more efficient, which will save you money on buying chemicals, and time spent treating the pool.
Help prevent algae blooms
A pool cover will limit the number of airborne spores that are able to settle in your pool. Because of the barrier created between the pool water and the air, most algae spores are prevented from entering your swimming pool environment.
This also means that less chemicals will be needed to treat your pool.
Help save the environment
A pool cover is good for you, your family, your back pocket, and the environment. By using a pool cover, you’ll use less energy, lower your electricity bills, and thus reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment.
Contact us for a quote
If all these benefits sound like music to your ears, contact us at Eco Solar Pool Heating for a quote on a pool cover. You’ll be glad you did!