A swimming pool provides endless hours of enjoyment and exercise, but along with this also costs are measured in time and money. An automatic pool cover reduces the amount of time it takes to keep it clean.
These covers add a layer of safety, especially for children, or if you live in the outskirts of an urban area.
1. Enhances Safety
Although many communities across Canada have adopted fencing ordinances for swimming pools to keep children safe, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between 1 and 5 years. A covered pool adds another layer of protection to prevent accidental drowning.
2. Cuts Down on Water Evaporation
Swimming pools lose water to evaporation that a pool cover prevents. Experts in Canada area have found that swimming pools in that area lose their entire volume of water over the course of a year.
3. Maintains Its Chemical Balance
Preserving the chemical balance in a pool keeps bacterial and microbial growth in check. The chemicals, particularly chlorine, evaporate faster in an uncovered pool, which adds to the money and time it takes to maintain it.
The chemical load in a pool is affected by the water’s pH, chlorine level, and water hardness. As the water evaporates, water hardness increases, since the remaining water has a higher concentration of the minerals that contribute to hard water.
4. Keeps the Pool Cleaner
Covering the pool shelters it from blowing dust and leaves, along with keeping insects out of the water. Both dust and leaves increase pool maintenance and leaves, especially, can stress the swimming pool pump or increase its running time.