A pool cover may not be essential to a fibreglass swimming pool in the same way as a filtration system, but they are a valuable addition to any backyard oasis. A good quality pool cover will save you money, time and effort over the life of your swimming pool. It will also make your swimming pool more environmentally friendly! Here are six reasons you should use a swimming pool cover:
The perfect time to consider a pool cover is during the initial design process. At the turn of a key, a motor-driven pool hardcover will quietly glide over the pool and retract when your day of fun in your pool is over. If you don’t install a hardcover with your fibreglass pool initially, no problem! Installing a portable pool cover will give you many of the same benefits.
An uncovered swimming pool will consistently, albeit slowly, evaporate water, even in the middle of winter! Your swimming pool needs to maintain a minimum amount of water to properly function, so if it’s losing water through evaporation, you’ll need to pop the hose in and regularly top it up. A well-fitted pool cover can reduce water loss due to evaporation.
A good quality pool cover, regardless of whether your swimming pool is heated or not, will maintain the water temperature when not in use. The best quality pool covers can even warm an unheated fibreglass swimming pool by 8⁰C! For heated pools, a pool cover is essential to avoid the water temperature dropping overnight. A pool cover will also ensure you enjoy lower running costs thanks to shorter heating times.
The chlorine used in swimming pools, which keeps the water clean and fresh, degrades when exposed to UV light. Covering your swimming pool when not in use will prolong the life of chemical treatments. You’ll also spend less time testing the water, adding chemicals and adjusting PH levels. If you want to save money and spend less time maintaining your pool, you must install a pool cover.
Leaves, twigs, and other garden debris are a nightmare for pool owners. Debris not only looks untidy, but it can also degrade the internal surface of your pool. Installing a pool cover will prevent leaves and sticks from falling to the bottom and creating algae. Even the most basic pool cover will protect your pool from general organic matter and ensure it sparkles whenever the cover is off, and your pool is on show.
A high-quality Hardcover, like those used in automatic cover systems, helps to increase the safety of your swimming pool by providing a barrier against accidents, especially for young children and animals. Good quality covers can even support the weight of an adult, although we don’t recommend you test this.
Cleaning, maintaining, and refilling your swimming pool is a regular and time-consuming task, so anything that can decrease the workload is a must-have.
Use a pool cover to protect your swimming pool from leaves and sticks, minimise evaporation and reduce your chemical usage. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy your beautiful fibreglass swimming pool.
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