It is the combination of this products dark grey top surface and a black underside that gives the Energy saver swimming pool cover the ability to provide a variety of benefits:
An Energy saving cover inhibits algae growth as the opaque cover will block light from entering the water, therefore stopping photosynthesis. The advantages of this to the pool owner are:
Even without chemical treatment, experiments proved that the Energy saving swimming pool cover inhibits algae growth.
The testing ran on two swimming pools for ten days, where one pool had a standard solar gain cover and the other an Energy saving cover. Both pools had simulated use, with no chemical treatment and no filtration.
The pool with the standard solar gain cover soon went green due to algae growth, whereas the pool with the Energy saving cover showed no algae growth.
This test was continued for a further two months and the pool with the Energy saving cover still remained free of algae for the duration.
There is no warranty for the energy saving pool cover.
An Energy saving cover will save money by reducing water, heating, electricity and chemical costs and can pay for itself in less than a year.
By inhibiting algae growth the pools filtration time can be greatly reduced this will altimetry be reducing your electricity usage. Filtration will still be required to circulate the water and remove impurities from the pool, but calculated on regular pool use a reduction is achievable. If the pool is used heavily more filtration time will be needed.
Chemical usage can be reduced as the Energy saving cover inhibits algae growth and eliminates water evaporation resulting in cost savings:
Research in collaboration with UK universities showed that by using an Energy saving swimming pool cover on an average sized Australian pool, 4m x 8m, up to 70% could be saved in chemical consumption, which equates to up to 11kg of chlorine!
Pool heating costs can be reduced as the Energy saving cover will eliminate evaporation and greatly reduce heat radiation.
Heat retention tests carried out in collaboration with two UK Universities showed energy savings of over 50%. This applied to oil, gas, electric heater or heat pump usage. Where solar heating is used, it is possible to invest in up to half the amount of panels normally required for a pool without a cover.
By using an Energy saving swimming pool cover on an average sized Australian pool, 4m x 8m, that uses a modern heat pump, you could save up to 5000 kWh of electric every year!
Water consumption, charges, and the use of a natural resource can be reduce your by eliminating water evaporation by over 98%.
Research carried out in collaboration with two UK Universities showed that in Australia an average sized pool of 4 × 8m the evaporation loss is approximately 32,000 litres of water per year. This could provide you with approximately 400 baths! This figure is reserved and will be considerably higher for hotter climates and windy conditions.
We know that the colour black absorbs the sun’s heat in a very efficient way. Research and scientific tests have resulted in the development of an opaque grey colour that has similar heat absorbing characteristics.
On your pool the sun’s heat will warm the grey top surface of the Energy saving swimming pool cover and this energy is absorbed and transferred into the water directly under the cover increasing pool temperatures by up to 4 degrees celcius.
The use of a swimming pool cover will also help to retain this heat within the pool.
Leaves, dirt, insects, bird droppings and other debris are not only unsightly in a swimming pool but also provide nutrients for algae and bacteria to feed on.
When the pool is covered these contaminants will be kept out of the water, greatly improving the quality and appearance of the water, plus helping to reduce chemical consumption.
The Energy saving cover can be used all year and tests proved that the Energy saving material has many benefits as a winter swimming pool cover.
From October 2008 through to April 2009 a swimming pool was covered with an Energy saving cover plus a woven mesh debris cover, with no us of winter pool chemicals.
After the 6 month period the water was clear of algae. By not having to filter, backwash and vacuum the pool, you can save the hours of time normally spent preparing the pool, as well as saving money on chemicals and electricity usage.
An Energy saving cover will greatly reduce the carbon footprint of your pool by reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and filter your pool water. It also conserves water, and at the end of its life all of our covers are 100% recyclable (Grade 4 LDPE recycling).
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