Owing a backyard swimming pool is a dream come true for many homeowners. When installed properly and regularly maintained, you will get to enjoy your pool for many years to come. But what about additional pool features that provide safety and other benefits? Even if you don’t have children or pets, an uncovered pool can be dangerous for guests and local wildlife.
It’s important that you talk to your pool builder in Los Angeles, CA about every aspect of your new swimming pool, including the benefits of installing an automatic pool cover.
Whether you are planning to put in a new swimming pool or already have one, you should really consider the crucial role that a pool cover plays in preserving safety. Having a pool cover is one way to maintain pool safety and prevent accidents, but what is it exactly? How does it keep people and animals safe?
An automatic pool cover completely seals the pool along all its sides to protect your pool and reduce the chances of drowning accidents. Make sure to get a high quality cover that’s durable enough to withstand the weight of a person or animal falling on top of it without collapsing into the water. Automatic pool covers bring peace of mind—especially when you also have a pool fence—although they are not meant to serve as a replacement for supervision of children or pets.
Operating costs savings
Another benefit of installing an automatic pool cover is the savings. Pool owners will likely see dramatic savings in operating costs in a few areas:
- Heating: Automatic pool covers are easy to use, and they ensure your pool is covered when not in use. Using a cover properly can reduce pool heat loss by up to 70 percent.
- Chemicals: Covering your pool helps to keep the water chemistry in balance, which is especially helpful since pools lose chemicals through normal water evaporation. Reducing pool chemical loss is as simple as installing an automatic cover to seal the water in.
- Electricity: Swimming pools need to be filtered, and they rely on electricity to run the pump and filter. Automatic covers reduce the amount of energy required for this action. An automatic cover also keeps debris and dirt out of your pool water, meaning your filtration equipment is needed less. You can save up to 50 percent on electricity!
- Water: Pool water evaporation can be greatly reduced simply by keeping your pool covered when it’s not in use. As a result, you won’t need to consistently add water to the pool.
Convenience and less maintenance
One of the greatest advantages of using an automatic pool cover is the convenience of having to do less maintenance. The cover will close when you are not using it, therefore keeping the pool and pool water much cleaner. This also means you’ll spend less time skimming, tending to the filter and vacuuming and cleaning your pool.
From safety to convenience, automatic pool covers offer many benefits to pool owners. Contact the team at Avanti Pools, Inc. to talk to a knowledgeable pool builder in Los Angeles, CA about your options!