Did you know that the pool blanket to do double duty – they keep your pool free of leaves and debris and help maintain heat your pool?
Because the pool consumes a lot of energy, it is important to be diligent with the use of a swimming pool cover, especially if you want to keep control of your electric bill.
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The swimming pool heat loss in various ways, but the biggest cause of energy loss is through evaporation and the process whereby water evaporates is what uses the most energy.
For hot water with only one degree requires 1 BTU per pound of water – for every pound of water evaporated, however, from the pool to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you lose 1,048 BTU of heat – and that really adds up! A pool cover helps you save energy and water by reducing the rate at which water evaporates.
By closing the pool when it is not in use, you significantly reduce the amount of energy required to keep the pool at the swim-friendly temperature. By using the right pool cover you can save up to 50% on your heating bill.
There are many different styles of pool covers to choose from but if you want to go really low-tech, large, thick plastic sheets can be used. This is not the best choice because it is not easy to put on, take off or store.
In a pinch, you can use one but for the long term, it is not the best choice. You can buy a cover from the Internet, from most any hardware store or swimming pool maintenance professional force you even have access to them.