Using a pool cover regularly is the smartest way to keep lots of debris out of your pool, the water clean as well as save water & chemicals from evaporating PLUS keep your water warmer so you can swim longer.

1. KEEP POOL WATER FREE OF DEBRIS

When you put your cover on while it’s not in use, all the leaves, dust and twigs that stay on top of the cover and don’t fall into the water will save you a lot of cleaning time. Simply sweep, blow or rake up off the cover before removing. This ensures it’s clean and clear when you’re ready to use it.

2. SAVE WATER & MONEY

Evaporation depends on a range of factors including pool volume, location hours of sunlight exposure & more. Over the course of an entire year, the average uncovered Victorian pool (8 x 4m or 50,000 litres ) will lose almost 45,000 litres of water and up to 80,000 litres of water each year if it’s heated all year round.

Put a cover on and you’ll save on your water bill by 45,000+ litres/year!

3. REDUCE YOUR CHEMICAL LOSSES

Keeping your water chemically balanced is the most regular, and most costly part of owning a pool. By installing a pool cover, the need for the chemicals such as chlorine and salt can be reduced significantly by preventing the chemicals from evaporating with the pool water and keeping them in the water for longer.

4. KEEP THE HEAT IN & REDUCE HEATING COSTS

A pool cover will increase heat retention by up to 75% reducing your consumption to run your heat pump, solar or gas system. The heat generated will be retained and therefore system won’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature up, reducing your power bills. PLUS you’ll swim comfortably for longer!

How much water is evaporating each year?

According to the official Bureau of Meteorology, the Mean Melbourne daily evaporation on a 40,000-litre uncovered pool is approx. 205 litres/day!
*Measured at the airport over our hottest 6 months October – March at an average of 6.4mm/square meter/day.

How much can a pool cover save you?

The biggest reduction you’ll notice is in your chemical costs, with lower levels of chlorine and no stabilizer needed (if the cover is always on when not swimming), you can potentially save hundreds of dollars each year on your pool chemical spend as well.

That combined with saving anywhere from $150 + on your water bills each year from having to top up. If a pool cover is used diligently it will save up to 95% of your water evaporation saving an average-sized pool from losing 53,200 litres each year.

THE 4 MAIN FACTORS THAT AFFECT EVAPORATION

Pool surface area
The bigger the pool, the more surface area, therefore, a greater evaporation volume.

Wind
The other significant factor for home pool evaporation is wind. A gentle breeze of just 11 kilometres per hour can more than double the evaporation rate by removing the insulating layer of warm, moist air directly above the pool surface.

The temperature of the water and air
The highest evaporation rates occur when the differences between water and air temperatures are the greatest. It’s usually later in the evening with the pool water remains warm, but the air temperature has fallen substantially.

Humidity
The drier the air is, the greater the evaporation rate, as is typical in most parts of Victoria we have relatively low humidity.

If you ask anyone with a pool cover if they think it’s worth it, we’re sure they’ll say yes. The minimal effort of putting it on and taking it off is well worth the rewards.

CONTACT US TODAY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A COVER FOR YOUR POOL