24 June 2016
How can an automatic pool cover benefit me?
Owning your own pool can give you the ultimate solution for home leisure. It gives you unlimited access to one of the most sought after luxuries in the world.
However, integrating a full-sized pool into your home easily can be a challenge, particularly if you’re in a property where space is at a premium, such as an inner city apartment. Furthermore, you may have legitimate concerns about what to do with your space when the pool is not being used.
Thankfully, you don't have to face a difficult choice between living space and your own leisure suite anymore. Automatic pool covers are the ultimate solution to issues of space as well as pool upkeep. Let’s take a look at just some of the ways an automatic pool cover can benefit you, no matter which size or type of pool you may own.
Making maintenance more straightforward
Regulating your pool water’s chemical makeup and the humidity and temperature of your pool room requires careful maintenance and consideration of the various factors involved in pool usability and safety.
If you have an outdoor pool, one obvious benefit of an automatic pool cover is that it keeps your pool water free of detritus and debris when not in use. This has an enormous impact on the amount of maintenance you'll have to carry out. You won't, for example, have to clean the pool anywhere near as much. Your pool water will remain in perfect, clean condition.
Automatic pool covers also have a range of benefits for maintaining indoor pools as well as outdoor. In both instances, pool covers make heating the water much more efficient by trapping heat in. It will also benefit your pool room by helping to regulate the humidity of the air indoors.
Making your pool safer
One of the biggest benefits of an automatic pool cover is that it makes the pool safe when not in use. There's no worry of young children falling in unintentionally when there is a secure cover over the top (although we would not recommend walking across it). It's important to remember, however, that an automatic pool cover is no replacement for the supervision of a parent; pool blogger Glen Gate reminds us that “adult / professional supervision remains the #1 requirement for reducing or eliminating swimming pool accidents.”
Making your pool more versatile
As we’ve discussed, planning a pool can often raise a number of important considerations relating to the space and usability of your property. Thankfully, automatic pool covers can be incorporated into an integrated, modular swimming pool system. When you want to use your pool, the floor simply slides away; when you want to use the space for something else, you can use the modular floor as you would a normal room. This is a safe and versatile solution and gives you the best of both worlds.
Automatic covers can also allow you to extend the length of the outdoor pool season thanks to their heat retaining and dirt-proofing properties. This means that you and your family can continue to enjoy your luxury home pool for a greater period of time throughout the year without having to worry about closing the pool for winter.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool design, construction and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.