Covering Your Pool in Winter
Winter is definitely here so now is the time to think about how you can prepare your pool for the colder months. A common question pool owners have about caring for their pool in Winter is whether they should keep it covered.
And the answer is, yes.
Covering your pool during Winter
Prevents heat loss: a cover will save you up to 50 per cent on heating costs. This is because evaporation is the major source of heat loss for swimming pools, therefore a pool cover will extend your swimming season in to Autumn and Spring by increasing the pool temperature by around 6-8 degrees (in pools that get the sun).
- Keeps leaves and debris out: by keeping your pool water clean, a pool cover drastically reduces the number of times your pool will need backwashing.
- Minimise chemical evaporation: keeping your pool covered also reduces the amount of chemical usage by stopping chemical evaporation into the atmosphere.
- Prevents evaporation: pool covers prevent water evaporation so they are one of the best things you can do around the pool to preserve your pool water.
Overall, an uncovered pool with cost you far more over the span of a few short years than a simple pool cover.
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