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

 


 

Water Savings

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

 

 

Weekly

Loss

Monthly

Loss

Weekly

Loss

Monthly

Loss

Weekly

Loss

Monthly

Loss

Pool

Size

Surface

Area

˝ Inch

Evaporation

Per Week

˝ Inch

Evaporation

Per Week

1  Inch

Evaporation

Per Week

1  Inch

Evaporation

Per Week

2  Inch

Evaporation

Per Week

2  Inch

Evaporation

Per Week

15 X 30

450 sq. ft.

140 gal.

600 gal.

280 gal.

1200 gal.

560 gal.

2500 gal.

16 X 30

576 sq. ft.

180 gal.

771 gal.

360 gal.

1542 gal.

719 gal.

3084 gal.

18 X 36

648 sq. ft.

202 gal.

865 gal.

405 gal.

1730 gal.

807 gal.

3460 gal.

20 X 40

800 sq. ft.

250 gal.

1071 gal.

499 gal.

2142 gal.

999 gal.

4284 gal.

 

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%