What Does a Pool Cover Actually Do?

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    • What Does a Pool Cover Actually Do?

      You might have seen your local public pool rolling out their enormous pool covers at the end of the day, but have you ever wondered what they actually do? There are a huge range of benefits to installing a pool cover that even backyard pool owners can take advantage of. Read our handy guide to learn whether a pool cover is right for you.

      Reduce Your Pool Heating Costs

      Pool heating costs can add up over time, especially if you want to enjoy your pool all year round. While there are a range of pool heating options, it’s always best to minimise your need to heat your pool in the first place. Installing a pool cover is a simple step you can take to keep those bills low. Cool overnight temperatures can suck the heat out of your water, forcing your solar pool heater and solar heat pump to run overtime to heat it back up again. A good quality cover stops heat from escaping while your pool is not in use.

      Keep Your Pool Clean

      As all pool owners know, cleaning your pool can be a pain. An uncovered pool can pick up a lot of nasties, resulting in more cleaning for you. With a protective cover, you can prevent just about anything from getting into your pool. This includes dust and dirt, leaves and plant matter, insects and even general litter. When you install a quality pool cover, you’ll be creating a physical barrier between your pool and the open air. By covering your pool when you’re not using it, you can keep your pool sparkling and clean.

      Reduced Chlorine Consumption

      Before owning a pool, many people don’t realise that chlorine actually degrades under UV light. If your pool is exposed to the sun all day, you could end up spending a lot more on chlorine than you have to. By placing a pool cover above the water, you’ll be protesting your pool from those harmful UV rays. Over time, you’ll find yourself needing to use less and less chlorine to maintain your pool’s pH levels. This translates into big savings.

      Reduce Evaporation

      Pool owners often wonder how their pool water is disappearing so fast. If your water level is dropping every time you check, it’s likely you’re losing water due to evaporation. The sun’s rays can cause your pool water to literally disappear into thin air, forcing you to refill your pool with the hose. A pool cover virtually eliminates all evaporation, so it’s a great idea to cover up your pool when it’s not in use. If your water level drops too low, your skimmers could end up pumping air, which can cause expensive damage to your system.

      Pool Heating Supplies

      At Australian Energy Systems, we’re here to help you keep your pool healthy all year round. Call us on 1800 243 847, or contact us online for more information about our wide range of pool heating solutions.