While Labor Day weekend marks the end of pool season at most public and private…
If you’re considering installing an inground pool, you’re thinking about pool design, decking, and pool accessories like a waterslide or pool waterfall. But have you put any thought into getting an automatic pool cover? You should.
An automatic pool cover, also known as a retractable pool cover, is a permanently installed coated vinyl pool cover that you close when you’re not using your pool. There’s no tugging and positioning – you enter a PIN code, and the motor and pulley system closes the cover within 60 seconds.
Keep reading to learn more about an automatic pool cover’s extraordinary benefits for inground pool owners.
Top 3 Benefits of an Automatic Pool Cover for Your Inground Pool
Automatic pool covers are most commonly designed for use with rectangular pools. But automatic cover systems can be custom designed to fit almost any pool shape at an added cost. Getting a retractable pool cover when you install your pool makes a lot of sense, and here’s why:
Benefit #1: They Keep Your Inground Pool Cleaner
By closing the pool cover when your pool is not in use, you keep out debris and rainwater and prevent pool water from evaporating. You’ll notice pool chemicals last nearly twice as long, and pool cleaning takes less time.
That saves you money and time! While the upfront cost of an automatic pool cover increases your pool’s initial cost, it can offset the cost by saving you maintenance and utility costs each season.
Benefit #2: They Heat Your Pool Naturally
An automatic pool cover is a natural solar cover, meaning you can extend your pool season without using a pool heater. Start swimming earlier in the spring, and keep swimming into the fall months. While you may still want a pool heater for cloudy days, you won’t need to use it as much if the sun has been shining.
Benefit #3: They Keep Children and Pets Safe
While you should still have a pool fence and pool alarms in your house, an automatic pool cover provides an added safety layer if you keep the cover closed whenever your pool is not in use. Because it’s tight-fitting and durable, no children or pets can accidentally fall into the pool.
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Why We Recommend Automatic Pool Covers, Inc.
We partner with Automatic Pool Covers, Inc. because they design the best automatic pool covers, and we want only the best for our clients. They have recessed models to install when we build your pool, where everything is hidden from view when the cover is open.
They also have a deck mount model for pool owners who installed an inground pool without an automatic cover. And get this! You can choose from 8 colors to complement your pool area and suit your personality.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
If this is the summer you turn your backyard into a pool paradise, make it an exceptional experience. At Woodfield Outdoors, we design and build custom pools and outdoor living projects our clients enjoy for years to come.
The road to your outdoor oasis starts with hiring an outdoor living contractor who can give you the exceptional experience you deserve. That’s what we deliver. We provide custom design and installation services for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.