Many pool owners wonder why they need a pool blanket if they already have already installed solar pool heating in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. In an attempt to save money, they choose not to buy one. But your solar pool heating and blanket work together, hand-in-hand, to heat your pool more efficiently. In fact, in the long run, NOT buying a pool cover for a heated pool will end up costing you much more money. So if you’re tossing up whether or not to invest, here are our top 5 reasons why you need a swimming pool blanket:
1. Reduce heat loss
Pools lose around 70% of their heat via water evaporation from the pool surface. Covering a heated swimming pool overnight will significantly reduce heat loss, and can keep it warm enough to swim in the next day.
2. Minimise evaporation
Pools with a higher water temperature paired with high wind speeds and low humidity experience a much faster rate of evaporation. Even indoor pools are not immune to evaporation. By using a pool cover on both indoor and outdoor pools, you can significantly minimise evaporation, therefore, producing savings of up to 90%!
3. Cut down maintenance
All manner of objects and debris can fall or blow into your pool, from dog toys to dead insects, tree leaves and sticks. This means that you need to spend your time fishing these items out of the water before you can swim. By using a pool cover, you eliminate the need to chase down every leaf or fly that lands in your pool, leaving you with more time for swimming.
4. Reduce chemical loss
Expensive pool chemicals are sometimes needed to keep your water in good condition. A pool cover limits the exposure of your pool water to the air so that the chemicals will not break down as quickly. This makes your pool chemicals more efficient, not only saving you money but also time spent using these products to treat the pool.
5. Help the environment
A pool cover is not only good for you, your family, and your back pocket, it’s also good for the environment. By using a pool cover, you’ll use less energy, lower your electricity bills, thus reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment.
Make the change!
Is it time that you made the most of your swimming pool by investing in a pool cover? For more information on pool blankets, covers and rollers to accompany your solar pool heating in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, contact a Sunlover Heating consultant on 1800 815 913.