A safety cover is a large investment for any pool owner. The cost can make alternatives, like water bag covers, look attractive. However, a safety cover can actually be a cost saving addition to a pool. Of all the products you sell, safety covers have some of the greatest cost saving benefits. Explaining this to pool owners, can persuade them to upgrade to a safety cover. In this article we give you some solid evidence for selling the value of safety covers.
Installing a pool safety cover will help save money, right away. When the pool is covered, water evaporation is reduced by 95%. Evaporation is what pulls heat from the pool so there are reduced energy costs. Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs. According to the department of energy, savings of 50%–70% are possible. Less evaporation also means less chemical loss. When the pool is covered chemical loss is reduced by 35%-60%. Over a short period of time, a safety cover can begin to pay for itself. It’s estimated that in 2 - 5 years a safety cover owner will realize a return on their investment.
A safety cover keeps the elements from taking a toll on the pool. The sun can wreak havoc on the pool’s surface and equipment. It draws plasticizers out of pool liners which can lead to sun-rot. It can cause concrete and tiles to craze and crack. Rubber fittings and gaskets are also vulnerable to UV degradation. When the pool is covered with a safety cover, it is protected from the harmful effects of UV exposure. A pool covered by a safety cover is also protected from damage caused by limbs or other objects that fall in the pool. Water bag covers can protect against the sun but they don’t offer protection against large falling objects. A safety cover creates an impermeable barrier that extends the lifespan of the pool’s finish and equipment.
Opening the pool in the spring is a simple process when you use a safety cover. Using a mesh safety cover will ensure that there are no leaves or other debris to clean out. Because it receives almost no sun exposure, there is far less algae growth. With a Solid or HD mesh cover there is little or none. This will reduce the amount of time and chemicals needed to balance it and get it ready to swim. Unlike a water bag cover, safety covers require little to no attention when they are installed. Leaves and debris simply dry up and blow off. Water either drains off or is pumped off so it doesn’t pool and create a drowning hazard.
A safety cover adds to the value of the pool and the home. A pool that is protected with a safety cover makes the backyard safe for children and pets. Homeowners can enjoy spending time in the backyard without fear of accidents. Water bag covers don’t provide that type of assurance. They can be more of a risk. Plus, when it’s time to sell the house a pool protected by a safety cover is far more attractive to potential buyers. Unlike water bag covers that only last a season or two, a safety cover can easily last for 7 -10 years. That makes them a durable long term solution rather than a temporary band-aid.
Most pool owners realize that a cover is a necessary piece of pool equipment. With all of the different types of covers available, they may have trouble deciding which to choose. By recommending a safety cover you’ll prevent them from wasting money on cheaper options. In addition to making the pool safer and more attractive, a pool safety cover is an investment that can pay dividends. For more valuable information on the benefits of safety covers visit our blog on taraliners.com.