I just used to hate the autumn - the leaves! Even if we wanted to use the pool, I'd be there for ages cleaning it just for a quick swim. This year we've added a swimming pool enclosure, and the pool's always beautifully clean, and consequently we've used the pool more this year than since we first installed it over five years ago
Farnham, Surrey (PRWEB) August 25, 2009
Pool enclosure specialist, UK Pool Enclosures, has just introduced a new generation of pool enclosures, which match outstanding value and affordability with great performance.
With the summer weather these days being unpredictable at best, owning and using an outdoor pool can be both frustrating, and expensive, particularly with the constantly rising cost of energy.
But it's not just the heating costs. There's also the maintenance time. With an outdoor pool, there's the constant cleaning and maintenance routine before the pool can actually be used.
However a swimming pool enclosure can change all that, instantly.
"I just used to hate the autumn - the leaves! Even if we wanted to use the pool, I'd be there for ages cleaning it just for a quick swim. This year we've added a swimming pool enclosure, and the pool's always beautifully clean, and consequently we've used the pool more this year than since we first installed it over five years ago"
However with a swimming pool enclosure, water temperature can be maintained and even increased, allowing the pool to be used virtually all year round.
"My grandchildren can't wait to visit, and not just in summer, they think it's great swimming under cover when it's raining"
So, how does a swimming pool enclosure effectively create free pool heating?
Saving energy - here's how
The main cause of heat loss from a swimming pool during the day is through evaporation. This is also accentuated if there is a breeze, as this speeds up the process of removing warm air above the pool water and replacing it with cool air.
Another factor is rainfall. A heavy down-poor, not only dumps a great deal of cold, and possibly not clean water into the pool, it also has an impact on the chemical balance, which will then need attention. Also the drop in night time temperatures has a big impact.
A swimming pool enclosure can significantly reduce this heat loss by protecting the pool from cool air and rainfall, and provide insulation to hold the heat in.
Also during sunny days, the enclosure absorbs heat, radiating it down to the pool surface, where it circulates and warms the pool water. This effect can increase the pool temperature by approximately 5 degrees Centigrade, compared to an uncovered pool.
An additional, yet smaller way an enclosure can save energy, is by allowing the filter to be more efficient and therefore run for less time whilst giving the same result. The pool water, under the enclosure, is still and clean, and therefore the filter can easily do its job.
Don't forget the cost of chemicals
The pool enclosure reduces evaporation from the pool, which means that the chemicals maintain better balance, and water levels remain more constant.
Maintenance is money
A pool enclosure dramatically reduces pool maintenance time. By keeping the swimming pool enclosure on when not in use, the pool remains free from leaves, bugs and other unwanted debris, and consequently the filter stays cleaner. The real benefit here is that the pool is always ready to use. No cleaning required.
Also thinking longer term
A Pool Enclosure can also help in a more general way by protecting the swimming pool from the elements, to give the pool a longer life. Also by reducing the pressure on both the heating and filtration systems, then these should last longer and need replacing less frequently.
Heat the pool, not the air …
Go for a low profile Pool Enclosure. You can still swim with the pool enclosure on, but there's the added benefit that the pool heating system is not trying to heat a huge airspace above the pool. Also when the sun's shining, and the pool enclosure on, then the heat build up is much faster as the warm air circulates in a much smaller space. Therefore more heat energy is going directly into the swimming pool water.
Save more than just the money
Not only is this all money saving great news, but it's also far better for the environment.
Investing in swimming pool enclosures will repay the initial cost many times over, not only in reduced costs, but in actually being able to use the swimming pool virtually all year round.
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Jonathan Howkins Ltd UK Pool Enclosures