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These days, pool covers in Clovis manufacturers offer a lot of choices for their clients. Pool owners can choose between manual and automatic pool covers depending on their preferences and their budget.

So, which is better, a manual or an automatic pool cover? For a start, they are both beneficial to pool owners as both provide the fundamental advantages:

  • They keep the pool water clean.
  • They prevent evaporation in the pool.
  • They provide a safety barrier especially when the pool is not used.
  • They help in saving energy.
  • They reduce the use of chemicals which are used in cleaning the pool water.
  • They keep the water warm (which is good for an evening or early morning swim!)

Let's explore at what manual and automatic pool covers are, and what distinctions do they have from each other:

Manual pool covers

Manual pools are either secured by fastening down with hooks, or by tracks that are mounted on both sides of the deck. Snap-down manual pool covers are feasible for custom-shaped pools, multi-level pools or pools that are not used often.

Track manual pool covers use the same components as automatic pool covers, except the absence of a motor or electricity. These types of pool covers are usually operated by manually cranking a machine that does the opening and closing the pool. The pool covers rolls along two tracks on either side of the pool.

Cost may be the main reason why majority of pool owners choose manual pool covers. They provide the same fundamental benefits as automatic pool covers do, but in a more economical price range. Adding a manual pool cover will provide you great benefits – clean water, money and energy savings, and pool security and a great price point.

Apart from cost, people who do not use their pools too often are likely to opt for manual pool covers.

Pool owners who use track manual pool covers can easily upgrade or convert them into automatic pool covers.

However, do not put something on your pool that will prevent you from using your pool as frequently as you want to or once the cover is off the pool it will prevent you from using the safety cover. This is when some consumers opt for a cover that provides better ease of use.

Automatic pool covers

Like their manual counterparts, automatic pool covers help in saving you water, energy and chemicals. They also keep the pool water clean and provide an additional security feature to your poolscape.

Automatic pool covers are operated by a remote electric key switch or a button in opening and closing the pool. The drive mechanisms and motors that run the automatic pool cover may be located beside the deck or installed near the pool.

Quality automatic pool covers use the Infinity 4000TM automatic pool cover system which uses high-grade components and materials. It also utilizes the latest in automatic pool cover technology. This cover system ensures durability and dependability of your automatic pool covers with only a minimal routine maintenance.

One thing that people mostly think of automatic pool covers is that they're usually expensive compared to manual pool covers. But if convenience and ease of use matter much more to you, then you should choose automatic pool covers.

No matter what you choose, check if these pool covers in Clovis are ASTM-safety approved – especially if you are looking for safety pool covers. Pool Covers, Inc. offers automatic and manual pool covers that exceed the ASTM safety standards, so you can be sure that our products provide all the basic benefits plus a reliable safety feature to your own poolscape.


 
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Water Conservation

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A pool cover reduces evaporation by 90-95 %

    Monthly Loss Monthly Loss Monthly Loss
Pool Size Surface Area 1/2 inch evaporation per week 1 inch evaporation per week 2 inch evaporation per week
15 X 30 450 sqft. 600 gal. 1200 gal. 2400 gal.
16 X 30 576 sqft. 771 gal. 1542 gal. 3084 gal.
18 X 36 648 sqft. 865 gal. 1730 gal. 3460 gal.
20 X 40 800 sqft. 1071 gal. 2142 gal. 4284 gal.

Energy Conservation

Estimating Swimming Pool Gas Heating Costs and Savings - The table below estimates annual costs by location, by water temperature, and with or without using a pool cover. See details at the US Department of Energy

Location

Season

Temperature



78°

80°

82°

San Francisco without a cover

6/1 – 8/31

$ 1560

$ 1856

$ 2168

with a cover

 

$ 192

$ 248

$ 384

 

Savings

$ 1368

$ 1608

$ 1784

Energy Loss Characteristics

The evaporation rate from an outdoor pool varies depending on the pool's temperature, air temperature and humidity, and the wind speed at the pool surface, the higher the pool temperature, wind speed, and the lower humidity, the greater the evaporation rate.

Energy Loss Characterstics

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