Did you know that a 16’x36’ uncovered pool can lose as much as 180 gallons per week due to water evaporation? That translates into 720 gallons per month!
Granted, water will evaporate at different rates depending upon water temperature, air temperature, humidity levels, shade (or lack thereof), wind, and other factors. However, given the fact that Nebraska summers are (and springs and falls, for that matter) come with triple digit heat indices, oppressive humidity, and strangely persistent winds, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve got some evaporation going on in your pool.
Aside from the loss of actual water, evaporation also robs your pools of heat and chemicals – none of which are free.
This is where Cover-Pools pool covers come into play! These pool covers are used around the world, which means that each year they have a huge part in helping to preserve hundreds of millions of gallons of heated and balanced pool water…which means less work – and more fun – for you.
Doing your best to conserving water is always a good – and responsible – idea and, in some areas of the country, it’s a mandated necessity. Fortunately, a Cover-Pools pool cover helps to reduce evaporation from outdoor pools, keeping that valuable water where you want it…in your pool! And, when you reduce evaporation, you reduce the need for additional chemicals, too.
How can this be?
Well, on a hot day – in an uncovered pool – one gallon of chlorine evaporates every two to three hours. However, that same amount of chlorine can last for weeks in a covered pool! Being able to save on pool chemicals with just the flip of a switch is a pretty sweet deal, if we do say so ourselves.
When it comes to indoor pools, a Cover-Pools pool covers can be utilized to prevent evaporation in that setting as well. By using a cover as a vapor barrier, you can virtually eliminate the need for costly dehumidification systems.
Conserve Heat and Energy
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the single best way to reduce heat loss on a pool is with a pool cover. By limiting evaporation, you’ll be able to save energy while still enjoying the comfort of warm water. Cover-Pools pool covers also work as a passive solar collector by capturing radiant heat from the sun. This means that – when your pool is covered – a solar heat gain of 10 to 15 degrees can be achieved, which allows you to spend less money when it comes to heating your pool. In fact, by sealing off your pool and reducing heat evaporation, a pool cover can reduce your heating costs by up to 85%!
What else happens when you’re able to hold in all that heat? Your swimming season is able to be extended without putting a strain on the pocketbook.
If you’re interested in learning more about Cover-Pools pool covers – or any other the other pool and spa equipment that we carry, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Your friendly pool experts here at Bonsall Pool and Spa in Lincoln, Nebraska, are here to help you with your pool, spa, and sauna installation and care!