Pool Supplies in the Off Season – Your Pool Cover

Pool Supplies in the Off Season – Your Pool Cover
February 20 12:23 2018 Print This Article

One of the most important pool supplies in your repertoire is your pool cover – this is the tool that protects your pool in the off season and between uses in the summer months. It is one of the best investments that you can make. Let’s take a look at how you should choose your pool cover, because it may not be as easy as it seems.

  • If you want to keep your water warm during colder months, a solar pool blanket is the best choice. This is the only type of pool cover that will actually keep your water warm. It does so by absorbing sunlight¬† and keeping it in while also limiting the amount of heat that escapes during evaporation. These covers can give you an 8 degree increase in your pool temperature if used correctly.
  • If cost is not a concern, then you may look to invest in an automated pool cover. With an automatic pool cover, you alleviate safety concerns and human error – your pool will protected regardless. It is also easy to use, as some of them now react to simple voice commands.
  • If you have an outside pool with lots of greenery around, a thermal pool cover may be the best choice. This cover will keep the sun from growing algae in your pool. They also have the added effect of retaining some of the heat of the pool, although they do not retain as much as a dedicated solar cover.

Get the right pool cover, and the rest of your pool supplies will be much more effective in the long term. Take the tips above to heart before you commit to a pool cover that will not completely meet the needs of your pool!


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