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reduce maintenance time for pools

I love having a pool in my back yard, but it does require a lot of work during the summer. I have spent a lot of time trying to find ways to reduce the amount of time that goes into taking care of my pool so that I can spend more time enjoying it. During my search, I have learned quite a few short cuts that have reduced the time that it takes me to keep the pool clean and healthy to use. My blog will provide you with all of the tips that will help you decrease the maintenance time for your pool.

reduce maintenance time for pools

Why Use a Solar Pool Cover and Reel Setup

Mitchell Cox

Having a private pool in your own backyard is a fun luxury that allows you to exercise and play in the privacy of your own home. But when you have a pool, you need to keep it clean. You also probably want to keep the water warm so you are comfortable whenever you decide to swim. A solar pool cover and reel system can help you easily and conveniently achieve both of these goals.

What is a Solar Cover?

A solar cover, sometimes called a solar blanket, is a useful piece of swimming pool equipment that can help maintain the temperature of the water within your inground pool. It's meant to preserve the temperature and condition of your pool's water. The thermal properties of a solar blanket prevent heat loss and evaporation. They are designed to attract sunlight and keep the pool water warm. A custom-fitted cover will also keep the water clean while a pool is not in use, and may also reduce the number of times the pool water needs to be chemically treated.

The thermal fabric that the cover is made from is pliable. It is fairly simple to spread out a cover and extend it over a pool, but it doesn't provide the same safety features as a rigid cover. It can't be walked upon and won't protect against accidental falls into the pool.

What is a Cover Reel?

You may also be interested in purchasing a reel for your solar cover. A reel is made up of a framework and a crank, which are installed next to your pool. One end of the solar cover is anchored to the wheel. As the crank is wound, the cover will roll up or unroll, making it easy to place and remove your solar cover. When the cover is not in use, it can be wound up and secured around the reel, keeping it out of your way.

Why Use a Custom Cover and Reel?

While standardized sizes of covers are available, a custom cover can be used to protect a pool or any other type of inground water feature of any shape. The type of decking that surrounds your pool and the location of the pool's steps and railings will have an impact on the size and design of the cover that you will need. It will also affect where you place your reel.

Businesses that sell pool supplies often sell custom solar covers, so your pool contractor can likely aid you with installing a compatible cover and reel system.