When summer arrives, it's fun in the sun, party time! Despite that initial dive in, the first thought is the water could be warmer!
In this article we will cover the following key points.
- Types of pool covers
- Why you should have a cover roller
- What is a “micron” and thicknesses
- Lifespan of pool covers and warranties
- How to measure your pool cover
- How to install your pool cover
- Above ground pool covers
- Making the decision
We suspect that some pool and spa builders underplay the value of a cover during their pitch to potential customers and the temptation is to go with the cheapest option. That often means that the supplied cover is of lower quality as well as being hard to use. And if you end up with a cover that is hard to use, then guess what? It is hardly used. There’s obviously a lot of cheap versions on the market, but people that are sitting there and doing the research and want a quality product, they’re the ones coming to us.
Since pool covers unequivocally reduce heat loss in heated pools and minimise evaporation, surely it’s a no-brainer to use them. But again, pool cover uptake comes down to cost and ease of use. While it’s tempting to put your head in the sand and pretend that pool covers are optional, eventually everyone in the industry will need to dip their toe in. And why wouldn’t you when the benefits are so obvious?