Ought to I Get an Computerized Pool Cowl for My Pool?


Right now’s article will not be specializing in fiberglass swimming pools, however on an non-obligatory characteristic to assist with pool upkeep and security. Kristina Gale, proprietor of River Swimming pools® of Salt Lake, can be sharing professionals and cons of getting an computerized cowl on your pool, to hopefully assist for those who’re on the fence about getting one your self.


Once I was searching for a pool for my household, a dependable computerized pool cowl was an absolute should. Now that I promote them right here in Utah, I hear suggestions from many purchasers. Primarily based on that suggestions and my expertise, I wish to offer you a complete checklist of the professionals and cons of proudly owning an computerized pool cowl with the intention to determine for your self whether or not it’s the proper selection for you.


Computerized pool covers open and shut utilizing a 4-digit pin on a keypad or a bodily key situated close to the pool. Relying on the scale of the pool, the quilt will open and shut in 45-120 seconds. When the pool cowl is absolutely closed, it’ll look and feel like a large waterbed. As it’s closed, the pool cowl rolls into an underground field usually put in on the deep finish of the pool. 


The advantages of proudly owning an computerized pool cowl are: 

  1. Security! Covers are usually designed to carry 2000 lbs
  2. Retains warmth within the pool
  3. Cleaner pool & better-balanced chemical compounds
  4. Water Conservation!


With a continuing circulation of youngsters in my home and yard, I needed to know that we had been holding everybody protected. 


Computerized pool covers can usually maintain 2000 lbs. You’ll be able to stroll on it, although not really helpful except completely vital for security causes. Strolling on the pool cowl seems like strolling on a waterbed. 


For the pool cowl to keep up optimum power, the pool water must be stuffed to mid-skimmer. Computerized pool covers obtain their power from the floor pressure of the water. 


We maintain everybody off the quilt, however it’s there to assist maintain youngsters, animals, and particles out of the pool when nobody is utilizing it. 

Retains Warmth within the Pool

Having an computerized pool cowl helps maintain warmth within the pool in addition to heats the pool water naturally – within the Salt Lake Metropolis area of Utah, this implies an extended swim season! 


When the pool is closed, evaporation is eradicated and the solar on the autocover helps heat the water already within the pool. If no heater is on, the water temperature distinction between a pool with an computerized pool cowl versus a pool with out a cowl might be as a lot as 20 levels. 


Does this imply your pool will get too scorching?  


Personally, I’ve by no means felt like my pool was too scorching, however I like a heat pool. Within the 4 (4) years I’ve had my pool, the warmest it has ever been, with out the heater on, has been 94 levels (F) when it was 105 levels (F) outdoors. Nobody complained.


If a pool is staying “too heat” I like to recommend opening the pool cowl throughout the early morning hours of 5 am-8 am to chill it down. Aerating your pool, or forcing your pool water to work together with the air, can even assist cool it down. That is usually executed by the usage of water options like bubblers, waterfalls, and slides.

Cleaner Pool & Higher-Balanced Chemical substances

In our expertise, having an computerized pool cowl retains the pool cleaner and the chemical compounds higher balanced. Rainwater or snow soften messes with pool chemistry and may depart a pool filthy. An computerized pool cowl helps maintain melting snow and rainwater out in addition to leaves and filth. Filth and leaves will nonetheless discover their approach into your pool however at a fraction of what it might be with out a cowl. 




Water Conservation! 

In Utah, we’re involved about utilizing our water sources properly and an computerized pool cowl will help reduce on the necessity to refill your pool. 


And not using a pool cowl, your pool can lose as a lot as 2-4 inches of water per week! That’s lots of water you might be refilling your pool with. Each. Single. Week.


Nonetheless, with an computerized pool cowl, water loss is way much less. After all, this water loss will rely upon how a lot you might be swimming and what number of hours the pool cowl is open throughout the hottest elements of the day. 

The negatives of proudly owning an computerized pool cowl are:

  1. Winter Upkeep
  2. Cleansing the Pool Cowl
  3. The Autocover field

Winter Upkeep

Proudly owning an computerized pool cowl requires some upkeep come wintertime. You will have to observe your pool cowl to make sure rain and snow soften doesn’t create a big heavy puddle. An electrical pump is mostly supplied, with the acquisition of an autocover, to pump the rain and snow soften off the quilt. 



You may as well lose pool water within the winter and might want to add an inch or two a couple of instances all through the winter. This occurs when the snow load on the quilt pushes a number of the pool water into the autocover field drain. To fill the pool water again up, you’ll open your skimmer lid and add water utilizing a hose to carry the water degree again as much as maintain your autocover at max stability. 



Cleansing The Pool Cowl

Sometimes, you will have to wash the quilt. To scrub it, use a drop of dish cleaning soap and your vinyl pool brush. 


For my cowl, I do that possibly as soon as each different yr, however others like to wash their pool cowl a number of instances a yr. Shade selection drastically impacts how soiled the pool cowl visibly will get.

The Autocover Field

The autocover field takes up house and may dictate your pool choices. When you have an computerized pool cowl, you may not be capable of get the patio look you need or different add-on characteristic simply the way in which you envisioned. 


This video exhibits the autocover field and illustrates a couple of different issues to think about when buying an computerized pool cowl.


Are computerized pool covers good? 

Aesthetically, maybe not. 


Nonetheless, in the case of holding my household protected and lowering the time I must spend sustaining my pool and the water in it, proudly owning an computerized pool cowl has been the proper possibility for my household and me.


When you have any particular questions relating to how an computerized pool cowl works for our clients right here in Utah, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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