The benefits of a pool cover easily outweigh any reason not to get one for your pool. What puts most pool owners off about pool covers is not being able to see the beautiful water they work so tirelessly on achieving. It also adds the effort of removing and replacing the cover before and after enjoying a swim.
Quite contradictory, a pool cover will help you maintain your beautiful water and help you save on energy costs. We look at different covers for your pool and their benefits.
The Right Cover
Mesh: Most mesh covers can be custom-fit to the shape and size of your pool. They are usually installed with a series of anchors and spring attachments. Mesh covers also have many tiny holes, which allows water to filter back into the pool, unlike solid covers where surface water can pool in some areas. The tiny holes also allow the sun to penetrate the pool, allowing it to heat up and keep your pool water at a lovely temperature.
Net: Net covers are quite popular in South Africa and offer the same type of installation as mesh. Nets can usually hook into anchors on the ground and are relatively easy to remove. Getting the net back on can take some elbow grease. Net covers are probably the most aesthetic as you can still see the water, which the other covers mentioned here, cover completely.
Solid: Solid pool covers are secured to the bricks or deck with anchors and springs.. Usually made from vinyl, they can also be custom-made for your pool. They are heavier than mesh covers but keep all light and debris out, which means no algae growth or dirty water when you open your pool. A solid cover means less maintenance and saving water.
Automatic: Automatic pool covers are solid and sturdy. They offer the same benefits as solid covers and provide the most safety. The auto pool cover is retractable and rolls up easily, eliminating the need for neat storage. It is also the easiest to use.
Pool covers are important for general maintenance, saving water and most importantly, safety. Below, we share our favourite benefits of pool covers.
- Conserve water by reducing evaporation.
- Reduce chemical consumption by reducing water evaporation. The less water you need to add, the fewer chemicals you will need to add.
- Less maintenance by allowing less debris into the pool and, therefore, less work for your Kreepy Krauly.
- Reduce energy costs because the pool covers retain heat.
- Maintain a better water temperature in the evenings.
- Reduce the risk of accidental drowning.
Keeping your swimming pool clean and maintaining the equipment is simply not enough. Getting a cover for your pool will cut down on energy consumption and evaporation, and it will save you time. Find a specialist to assist you today!