Do automatic pool covers keep heat in?

As pool cover installers we get asked this a lot. 

It’s natural to experience some heat loss and evaporation, but don’t worry, you can make it easier to manage. With our automatic pool covers, you can enjoy a warm and cozy pool without the hassle. Not only will it help keep the heat in, but it’ll also reduce evaporation and lower your maintenance costs.

Yes, automatic pool covers can retain heat in your pool! They help to keep the sun’s warmth in the water, which can help to extend your swimming season and make your pool more comfortable to use. Typical energy savings come to around 70%, mainly due to reduced evaporation which accounts for the majority of heat loss in a pool. Energy use to keep pool warm is reduced by about 50%. For some pool owners, all this amounts to the safety pool cover paying for itself in about 5 to 7 years.

Reduction In Water Evaporation
Savings Up to 90%
Reduction In Pool Heating Costs
Savings Up to 70%
Reduction In Power Costs
Savings Up to 50%
Reduction In Chemical Costs
Savings Up to 70%


Reduce Evaporation

Since auto pool covers are designed to cover the surface of the pool when not in use, it can help to retain heat in the water. This is because the cover acts like a lid, trapping a layer of warm air above the water. This warm air keeps the water molecules from escaping into the air as easily, which means less evaporation.

By reducing evaporation, the water temperature in the pool stays warmer for a longer period of time, which means you don’t have to use as much energy to heat the pool. This can save you money on your energy bills and make your pool more comfortable to use, especially during cooler months.


Reduce Heating Costs

Using a pool cover can also save you a lot of money on pool heating costs. In fact, it can reduce your heating costs by as much as 70%! All you have to do is close the cover when you’re not using the pool, and it will do the rest.

Additionally, automatic pool covers can help to reduce evaporation from your pool. Evaporation is a major cause of heat loss in swimming pools, as the water molecules in the pool are constantly escaping into the air. A pool cover can help to reduce evaporation by trapping a layer of warm air above the water, which can keep the water molecules from escaping as easily.

Reduce heat loss by almost 50%

An Auto Pool Cover Increases Temperature

An automatic pool cover from Pool Covers BC can help warm up your pool water by as much as 8 to 10 degrees! This is because it acts like a passive solar heater. Our slatted hard surface pool covers are especially adept at this.

Reduce Overnight Heat Loss In Your Pool

When left uncovered, the water temperature of your swimming pool drops an average of five degrees (F). Keeping your pool covered can help you reduce this heat loss by almost 50%!

Increase pool water temperature by 8 – 10 degrees

Heat Up Your Pool Faster

When you seal your pool by keeping the pool cover on, it keeps the warm air inside and can help to make your pool heater more efficient.

Reduce Chemical Use

Moreover, pool covers can also help you save on chemicals. With a pool cover, you can prevent debris, such as leaves and twigs, from entering your pool. These debris can cause an increase in bacteria and other contaminants, which can require more chemicals to keep your pool clean and safe to swim in. With a cover, you don’t have to worry about this problem, so you can save on chemicals in the long run.

Extend Your Pool Season

Having warm water in your pool means you can have more fun in your backyard, even after summer has ended. Depending on where you live, a pool cover can help extend your swimming season by up to three months. Not only will you have warm and comfortable water, but you’ll also help conserve water and reduce the amount of chemicals you need to use.

The Department of Energy states that a pool cover can help you save in two ways:

  1. By reducing the amount of water you need to add to your pool by 30% to 50%.
  2. By cutting down on the amount of chemicals you need to use in your pool by 35% to 60%.

Automatic pool covers are a great investment for any pool owner. They can help to retain heat, reduce evaporation, and save on chemicals. All these benefits can make your pool more comfortable to use and easier to maintain.

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