At Royal Pool & Spa, one of the services that we offer is automatic pool cover installation. An automatic pool cover automatically rolls out and covers your pool with the touch of a button. If you do not yet have one, we strongly suggest that you learn the benefits that go along with installing one. This can help you learn whether you should install one over your pool or not. Here are a few of the benefits of automatic pool covers.                  

Easy to Use

The biggest benefit to an automatic pool cover is that they are easy to use. If you have ever tried to cover your pool yourself, you know that the task is not easy. You have to roll a cover over your pool, tie it down and hold down the corners, and hope that the wind doesn't blow while you are doing so.

Covering your pool with nothing but your own brute strength can be a tedious task and a huge hassle. But with an automatic pool cover, you barely need to lift a finger — the cover just rolls out on its own, providing optimal protection with almost zero effort on your part. 

Less Pool Maintenance

Another benefit to an automatic pool cover is that they reduce the amount of pool maintenance you need. When you have a regular cover, you are not going to cover your pool every night because it is such a hassle. Instead, you’ll likely only cover it when the pool will not be in use for some time.

This limited cover usage can leave your pool exposed to dirt and other elements that will require you to clean your pool and add more chemicals to the water more often. An automatic pool cover requires such little effort to use, you’ll be more likely to cover your pool even when it’ll only sit unused for a few hours at a time.

When you cover your pool more often, you automatically reduce the amount of contaminants that can enter the water, thereby reducing the amount of pool maintenance you need to perform.

Energy Efficiency

Another benefit to an automatic pool cover is that it can increase the energy efficiency of your pool. Because a covered pool stays cleaner, it doesn’t need to be filtered for as long as a pool that sees more exposure to the elements. Although a pool filter is necessary, running one for a long period of time can increase your energy bill dramatically. And charging or operating a pool vacuum, which is another necessity, can further increase your electricity costs. 

Using a pool cover more often can help minimize the amount of time you have to use the filtration system. The less you use the system, the more you extend the filter’s lifespan and decrease your overall energy usage, thereby reducing your overall electricity costs.

Water Conservation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, simple evaporation is responsible for up to 70% of the water loss that occurs in the average pool. Depending on the weather, your pool might see up to a quarter-inch of water loss per day just from evaporation! When it’s super hot and sunny outside, you’ll see the most water loss, and since those weather conditions are common during summer, you may have to top up your pool’s water levels frequently.

While it’s impossible to prevent your pool from losing any water, an automatic pool cover can significantly reduce the amount of water loss your pool experiences. Since you’ll be more likely to regularly cover the pool with a cover that doesn’t require considerable time and hassle to apply, you can cut down your pool’s water evaporation by as much as 95%. 

Improved Safety

If you own a pool, chances are you’re aware of the risk of leaving it uncovered, especially when children are around. Because an automatic pool cover is much easier and faster to apply than a manual one, it can help reduce or even eliminate the safety risks associated with an open pool.

Get an Automatic Pool Cover Installation Quote Near White Bear Lake, MN

If you need an automatic pool cover installed in the greater White Bear Lake, MN area, we at Royal Pool & Spa would love to help. We are a pool and spa repair and maintenance company offering a wide range of services. From pool installation and repair services to residential pool maintenance, pool safety cover installation, automatic pool cover installation and repair, spa maintenance, and pool opening and closing services, we do it all to ensure your pool is properly taken care of. 

To get a service quote, schedule an appointment, or learn more about what we can do for you, call us today at 651-779-7606. You can also request a quote online, and we’ll get in touch with additional information!