Pools are a great asset for a home – but they can also be expensive and time-consuming to maintain. One of the simplest ways to cut costs and reduce your maintenance load is to invest in a pool cover. But while most people only use pool covers in winter to prevent evaporation while not using the pool frequently, using one all year offers a range of extra benefits.
Here’s why you should use a pool cover year-round.
1. Pool covers prevent evaporation and reduce water usage
With a climate like Australia’s, heat and sunshine often cause pool water to evaporate quickly. This is why pool covers are a popular accessory during the cooler months, when people use their pools less.
Particularly in times of drought or in regional areas where supply is limited, preventing evaporation and using as little water to refill your pool as possible come summer is key. But pool owners who also use a pool cover in summer, the hottest and sunniest season, see the greatest reduction in water usage.
Reducing water usage isn’t the only reason to use a pool cover in summer, though.
2. Pool covers keep debris and dirt out (so you don’t have to)
Summer isn’t just the hottest and sunniest season in Australia – it’s also among the stormiest. During tropical storms, storm and rain water often ends up in pools, bringing with it mounds of leaves and debris. The result is a whole lot of extra work for you as the owner: the chemical balance is thrown off, the water is dirty and there are leaves all over the bottom.
Eventually, this can lead to every pool owner’s nightmare: the dreaded green pool (where bacteria causes green algae to develop).
Use a pool cover all year to avoid annoying and time-consuming maintenance tasks after storms.
3. Pool covers retain heat
If you like to use your pool all year round, a pool cover could actually make your swims more enjoyable. Pool covers help the water to retain heat from the sunshine, so when you swim on a cool evening, the water’s ready for you with a little natural heating.
Less water, less work and warmer swims – the case for using a pool cover year-round is clear. If you want help finding the right one for your pool or getting it installed, get in touch to speak with one of our friendly pool and spa technicians.