Why your swimming pool needs a cover

If there’s one area where we find that pool owners like to scrimp and cut costs – it’s usually by avoiding adding a pool cover. This is a huge mistake. Pool covers are a valuable addition to any backyard oasis – and for a variety of reasons. 

Today, we’re going to share with you some of the reasons why we think that if you haven’t made the investment in a pool cover – that you should. Let’s jump right in!

Keeps water loss at a minimum

Pools evaporate water – even in places where you get colder winters up north. Your pool must maintain a minimum amount of water to properly function so if you’re finding that your pool is regularly losing water – it’ll cause strain on other aspects of your pool. A well-fitted cover helps reduce that water loss. 

Retaining heat

Pool covers help to maintain your water temperature. This isn’t just important for your aesthetic enjoyment of the pool, but it can add up in your monthly bills. Pool covers will help maintain all the work done by any heater – meaning the heater will have to work less to keep your pool warm. This means lower energy bills. It also means less wear and tear on your pool’s heater. 

Time and maintenance 

Skimming your pool is always something that our customers universally dislike, but is just part of the day to day responsibilities that come with owning a pool. Keeping and maintaining a cover will allow you to cut down on the amount of debris inside the pool itself, meaning you’ll be spending less time cleaning your pool and more time enjoying it

Reducing chemical usage

When you use chemicals in pools, they will inevitably degrade over time just by virtue of being exposed to UV light. When your pool is covered when not in use will help substantially increase the lifespan of the chemicals you use in the water. This will also add up in the enjoyment area as well – as you’ll be spending significantly less time testing your water, adding chemicals and adjusting PH levels. If you want to spend a little less money on your pool and spend more time enjoying it – pool covers can be a boon. 

As you can see, there are a number of reasons to invest in a pool cover. Whatever your choice, be sure to consult your Oldsmar pool contractor to learn what options are available and best suited to you. Whenever you undergo a project like this, it’s always good to have a professional by your side. Until then, we hope you found this month’s blog helpful and good luck

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