These days, everyone is GOING GREEN!! And manufacturers in the pool industry are putting out more and more energy-efficient pumps and heating equipment. This is all great news for the consumer, but let's not forget the most important part-cover the pool!
Water that evaporates from an uncovered, heated pool wastes water, chemicals and energy. It has been said that a pool without a cover is like a house without a roof. An uncovered 16' x 32' pool can lose as much as 180 gallons of water a week. When that water evaporates, it takes heat and chemicals with it. An automatic pool cover can dramatically reduce this water loss by reducing this evaporation when the pool is not in use.
An automatic pool cover can reduce the loss of chemicals due to evaporation and UV degradation. An uncovered pool on a hot day can lose up to a gallon of chlorine in as little as two hours! A covered pool can hold this same chlorine for up to two weeks. This can help you maintain a cleaner pool with less time doing testing and more time swimming.
The energy savings realized from covering your pool can be substantial. In Michigan, the average annual cost to heat an uncovered swimming pool from May 1st through September 30th is substantial. The US Department of Energy has said that an automatic pool cover is the best way to reduce the cost of energy use in maintaining a swimming pool.
To heat a pool to 78 degrees from May to September without a cover is about $1621.00 annually. With a cover, it drops to about $216.00. The same pool heated to 80 degrees without a cover costs $2072.00 and with a cover costs $296.00. At 82 degrees, it costs $2536.00 without a cover and $384.00 with one.
These are some substantial savings to be considered. The conservation of this much energy makes an automatic pool cover a major contributor to the protection of our environment and your household budget. Making you a green contributor and contributing green ($$) to you.
Essentially, adding an automatic or manual cover to your pool can dramarically reduce the overall cost of ownership of your pool.
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