Like most products available, there are pros and cons to automatic pool covers in Hillsborough. Knowing the pros and cons of automatic covers will help you decide if this is the kind of pool cover that is right for your pool and your family.
1. They help conserve water
Evaporation is the main reason for loss of water in your pool. When a swimming pool is uncovered, it loses up to 2 inches of water every week, depending on the size of the pool, the amount of shade covering the pool, or the local climate. Installing an automatic pool cover can help you save up to 5,000 gallons of pool water each summer. Since there is an on-going drought in California, it is important to save every gallon we can. Any pool cover will help save water, but an automatic pool cover will make recovering the pool easy.
2. They help heat the water
A pool protected with an automatic pool cover will prevent evaporation from occurring as well as trapping heat inside the pool, which makes it ideal for night swimming. Although automatic pool covers are initially expensive, it's economical in the long-run as it will minimize the need to use an electrically-generated heater. This will save you from paying extra each month for pool heating bills.
3. They keep the pool clean
When the pool is covered, there is little chance that dust, any kind of dirt, debris (falling leaves and branches, for instance) will get into the pool. It will save you the labor of fishing out any fallen debris and can reduce the periodic use of irritating chemicals used to clean the water.
4. They protect your family, especially your children
Putting up a fence around a pool isn't enough to protect your children as they may try to go over or through a fence especially when they aren’t watched closely. You may think installing an alarm will help, but do you want to wait for your child to be in the pool before the alarm sounds off? Although these measures may be good, you may maximize the security and safety for your family by installing an automatic pool cover. No need to feel panic when your child trips into a covered pool, or even walks over it, because the pool cover will keep them out of the water.
One unique advantage of an automatic pool cover is convenience. No need to manually cover the pool or roll the cover up when the pool's ready to use. It will automatically close and open the pool cover quickly and easily.
If you would like to learn more about safety swimming pool covers contact Pool Covers, Inc. by calling 1-707-864-6674 to speak with someone or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Considering the lists above, it’s up to you whether or not you choose to install an automatic pool cover in Hillsborough.