Keeping your pool clean in the summer takes a little bit of planning. Summer breezes can blow all kinds of debris into your pool, clouding up the water and your filtration systems. Purchasing a summer cover for your pool may save you time in the long run, but they also have their downsides. Let’s take a look at a few basic types of summer covers.
A leaf guard is a cover that sits on top of your pool and protects it from falling debris, like leaves. The leaves and other debris get caught up in the netting, leaving you to spend less time fishing stuff out of your pool on a daily basis. The downsides are that it can be a pain to put on every single time you finish using the pool, and it can also be a pain to clean. It is usually made out of netting, so it won’t protect from air contaminants like pollen.
A solar cover harnesses the sun’s energy to warm up the water in your pool. They can be great for a pool that needs a little extra heat during the season. They usually only warm up the top couple of inches of water, but this heat can stay trapped in the water under the cover with regular use. Solar covers must be used on a regular basis to get the best results, and they can be a pain to roll out and in every single day. If you have a large pool and are thinking about this option, it might be a good idea to invest in a reel to roll the cover up and down.
Liquid Solar Cover
Like a solar cover, a liquid solar cover keeps the heat from the sun from escaping out of your pool. A liquid solar cover is a one time use liquid that is applied to the top of your pool, and helps to keep your pool’s temperature regulated. This option is less dangerous than a regular solar cover, especially with children who may accidentally get tangled up in a traditional solar cover. But it can also get expensive if you are swimming in the pool daily.
Another option is to just have a professional come out to clean your pool for the summer season. Why mess around with a guessing game and waste your time cleaning out your pool? Call Skovish Pools and arrange to have one of our professionals come out to clean your pool today.