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Friday, July 8, 2011

Swimmingly Good Savings

Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing the pool’s heating costs, by as much as 50%–70%. Pool covers also can minimize the pool’s chemical use by 35%–60%, conserve water needed by 30%–50%, and reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool.

When choosing a cover, look for:
  • durability
  • ease of taking on/off
  • price and warranty
  • insulation value and material transparency
  • storage need
  • safety
Swimming Pools fact sheet from the Florida Energy Systems Consortium


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