More Swim Time
Extended swimming season. Because of the material of some pool enclosures, the heat from sunlight is more effectively trapped. This increases the temperature of both the room and the water, meaning that you can utilize your pool earlier in the spring and later in the autumn than you ever have before. And not only that, pool owners who build a glass or otherwise insulated pool enclosure can avoid installing an electric pool heater, or at least avoid turning it on until much later in the year. This cut in electricity use will result in more money in any pool owner’s pocket over the long-run.
Less Cleaning Time
One of the biggest costs or time-consumers is the chore of cleaning a pool. If you’re not paying the high price that comes with hiring pool cleaners, then you’re spending your weekend doing it yourself. Dragging that net through the water to collect bugs and leaves and trash and whatever else has been flying through the air is a real buzz kill, especially when all week you’ve been looking forward to lounging in the pool with a cool drink and a book. A pool enclosure takes this displeasure away. So while you still get to enjoy a view of your backyard garden and sunny, blue sky, you don’t have to have that yucky feeling of stepping on damp leaves or splashing dead bees out of the water.
Most insurance companies will suggest that pool owners protect their pool in some form or fashion. Without some sort of enclosure, you’re already increased homeowner’s insurance will skyrocket. And it’s not just the monthly payment you have to worry about. Pool owners also need to consider young children, pets, and adults who don’t know how to swim visiting their property—not to mention strangers that might be enticed to wander on the property when they see an open pool. The lawsuit possibilities are overwhelming and have long-term consequences.
One of the lesser known advantages of creating an enclosure around your pool is that it reduces the water’s exposure to things like harmful pathogens, phosphates, and environmental pollutants. This results in a reduction in chemical needs. So not only does it save you money by not having to buy and use as many pool chemicals, but it also saves you time and effort by not having to worry about constantly checking the chemical levels of the pool water. In addition, the people who swim in your pool will be much happier. These chemicals tend to irritate both the eyes and skin, making it unpleasant to stay in the water long. Fewer chemicals mean less irritation and a more enjoyable swimming experience.
If you would like to learn more about how to keep your pool safe, or if you have any concerns, feel free to contact us.