Water, Chemical & Energy Savings
The U.S. Department of Energy has established that 60% to 80% of the cost of pool heating can be saved by covering the pool when not in use.
Evaporation can make up 90% of a pools energy loss.
On a hot day, a gallon of chlorine will evaporate in just two hours. That same gallon of chlorine can last as long as two weeks in a covered pool.
Less chlorine means fewer calcium and mineral deposits, which translates into less frequent acid washing and re-plastering of Gunite pools and longer life for vinyl pools.
Pumps and filters may last up to four times longer because you can significantly reduce filtering time with a covered pool.
With a covered pool, daytime water temperature increases 10 to 15 degrees and nighttime heat loss is reduced by 70%.
Potential savings by geographical area as a result of utilizing a pool cover on an outdoor pool:
|Denver (June –August) $700||Tampa (October – May) $1675|
|Chicago (June – August) $550||Los Angeles (Jan. –Dec.) $3225|
|Boston (June – August) $900||
Seattle (June –August) $625
3 to 6 Thousand Gallons This Summer
You will save thousands of gallons of water this summer with a pool cover.
If the pool is heated, the heating cost will be reduced 50% or more.
BASIC POOL EVAPORATION CHART
Example: A 16’ X 36’ pool with a weekly evaporation rate of ˝”
will lose 180 gallons a week, or 771 gallons in a month.
Pools differ in evaporation rates due to Air Heat, Shade, Water Temperature, etc.
Arrive at your pools present rate by Marking The Tile -----
Then Compute The Weekly Savings.
POOL COVER REDUCES EVAPORATION BY 90 – 95%