How Automatic Pool Covers Help With Water EvaporationAugust 14, 2015
With the drought depleting California water sources even as you read this entry, you are probably wondering how to maintain your swimming pool’s water levels without breaking laws or going against other restrictions. Some areas of California have restrictions in place in which household members cannot refill their swimming pools or begin new pool construction. Water is the most valuable resource on our planet, and conserving it during times of drought is not only lawful, but responsible. Plus, California is not the only state that experiences droughts. Many other locations in the United States also face dry climates at certain points in the year, or even droughts that last several years. As a swimming pool owner, you already know that water level maintenance is of high importance in keeping your pool in working order. So, how do you keep your pool a fun place for your family and friends to hang out, while still respecting Earth’s life-sustaining liquid? The simple solution lies in automatic pool covers.
Why Install Automatic Pool Covers?
The highest level of energy loss pertaining to a swimming pool lies in the level of water evaporation that may happen daily. So, installing a pool cover can help reduce the cycle of evaporation when you and your family are not enjoying the glittering, azure waters to keep cool on a hot summer day. The convenience of a pool cover does not stop with evaporation and drought concerns, though. It also extends to your own personal convenience as well. For instance, do you enjoy cleaning your pool excessively? Probably not. Standing around in the hot sun, awkwardly trying to pick leaves and other debris from the water’s surface does not sound appealing. Installing an automatic pool cover eliminates a great deal of debris from falling into your swimming pool, keeping the water glistening and inviting – with less effort from you.
What about pulling it on and off, rolling it up, and maintaining the cover itself? After all, you don’t want to have the hassle of reeling in this whole thing, and stowing it away each time your family wants to go for a swim for a few hours, only to have to lay it back out when you’re finished. Conserving water, eliminating debris and work sounds great, but wouldn’t a pool cover simply add even more work? Not with All-Safe’s selection of automatic pool covers. You can choose from a number of different automatic makes that will simplify the process of opening and closing your pool, with very little effort from you.
Selecting An Automatic Pool Cover
All-Safe carries a number of different pool covers to suit the best interests of your swimming pool. As long as your swimming pool contains no special designs such as curves or areas of elevation, then your pool could qualify for one of our automatic pool covers. We carry a number of different options that will provide you with the freedom to chose. A few examples include:
- Deck Mounted Top Track: This is the most common option used when you have an existing pool and you want to install an automatic pool cover. The motor and cover tubes are installed on top of the deck on one side of the pool and a bench is usually used to hide the system. Tracks are installed on the sides of the pool where the cover will run along when opening and closing.
- Recessed Top Track: A recessed top track automatic pool cover system is usually done during new pool construction or a pool remodel. The motor and cover tubes are placed in a vault that is built out of concrete, wood, or a premade vault housing available through All-Safe. Like the deck mounted top track, the tracks run along the sides of the pool.
- Recessed Undertrack: A recessed undertrack system is the most desired option because the motor and cover tubes are placed in a vault and the tracks are run underneath the coping or recessed into the pool wall. This makes the cover virtually disappear when open. The recessed undertrack system is usually done during new pool construction or a pool remodel.
- PowerTrak Semi Automatic: The semi automatic version is just like a deck mount top track system but there is no motor and the cover is run by a cordless drill. This is an ideal system when you have a pool on a large property and the pool is placed in an area where it is difficult or expensive to get electrical access to the system.
- Manual Track System: Like the deck mount top track system the cover tubes and crank are mounted on the deck and tracks run along the side of the pool. The cover is operated with a manual crank. The manual track system is ideal for a small pool and pool shape that does require the cover to run along a lot of the deck.
All-Safe carries a few other models to select from as well, with prices starting at as little as six thousand dollars. Each cover also meets with the ASTM safety standards, and is made from material that resists shrink, fade, algae, and fiber wicking. So, are you ready to help out with the drought, conserve water, and also treat yourself to less cleaning work in the mean time? Consider the different options for an automatic pool cover and decide which one is correct for you. All-Safe has been installing automatic pool covers for over 20 years and can provide you with a quote on to get started on the process of installing one for your pool.