Use a swimming pool cover
Town & Country Swimming Pool builders explain pool cover benefits
Swimming pool covers perform double duty; keeping your pool free of leaves and debris and helping your pool
retain heat. Pools consume a lot of energy and because of that you should be diligent with pool cover usage.
Energy is lost mainly through evaporation. Consider that to heat water by only one degree, it takes 1 BTU per pound of water – for each pound of water that evaporates. Covering the pool could save up to 50% on your heating bill.
The swimming pool contractors from Town & Country Pool Builders explain there are myriad styles of pool covers to choose. A low-tech option for a pool cover is the bubble/solar cover; these are inexpensive and while they aren’t ideal, they can certainly fill the bill. Ask your pool contractor for advice on a size, style and material that could fit your family’s unique needs.
Electric-powered covers glide across recessed tracks housed under the pool’s coping. They range in price from about $6,000-10,000.
Safety covers can support the weight of people – something that could come in handy if a child walks out without proper supervision.
Purchase covers that operate on a timer system so you can cover and uncover the pool and turn on pool jets or lights. Pool covers save you money in both water and chemical loss and could also be used an additional safety measure.