2 Advantages of Using an Above Ground Pool Solar Cover
If you are considering using an above ground pool solar cover then you are on the right track. There are many benefits to the solar cover and here are two of the main ones.
1. Heating Costs
The main function of the pool solar cover is to take the heat from the sun and use it to heat your pool. The best part of this is that the pool, while heated, does not get too hot and is comfortable much of the time. Often with a heater, you will find yourself turning it on and off again because when the temperature outside changes, you have to adjust the temperature in the pool with a heater. Also, heaters can be very expensive. Not only do you have to pay for the cost up-front when buying a heater, you also have to pay to maintain it throughout its use as well as every month when you pay for the electric bill. Having a heater is much like having the heat on in your home. With a solar cover, you can get a comfortable temperature in your pool using the sun which is natural and cheap!
Cleaning the pool can be a big hassle. While many people know this when they have the pool put in, they still appreciate any way to help the maintenance go by a little easier. When the solar cover is on your pool, you have it blocking any debris or leaves from getting in. It is much easier to wipe down the top of a solar cover than it is to get each leaf out with a net and then vacuum the bottom of the pool. When the weather is bad, especially if you have trees around or it rains, you will want to make sure that the solar cover is on. Rain in the pool can mess with the pH levels and having a solar cover will not only bring in sun, it can keep rain out.
Another reason a solar cover is great is that it will slow down evaporation and this ends up reducing the costs of maintenance in the long run for you. Chemicals can be very expensive and not only rain, but even just morning dew can have an effect on the water and mess with the chemical levels. The less that gets into your pool, the less you have to spend leveling out the chemicals.
You can find a solar cover to fit any pool and you can even get ones that are able to be cut down to the size and shape if yours is customized. They have covers that crank for easy removal or that ties down to keep everything out.
The bottom line is that having a pool solar cover is one of the best things that you can do for yourself as well as the pool. By maintaining, you can continue to have a warm and clean pool to enjoy and relax in without spending a lot of money.