Help Your Pool Water Rise to the Occasion

by Monique Nelson on May 18th, 2012

This early in the season, your pool water may need some help to rise to the occasion - and a comfortable temperature.

If you rely on the sun alone, you may have difficulty compensating for the overnight heat loss that happens in the cool evenings.

If you heat your pool, your first energy bill may come as a bit of a shock. Luckily, there are ways to retain the heat in your swimming pool, helping your pool water warm up quicker.
According to the US Department of Energy, the number one cause of heat loss from swimming pools is evaporation - up to 70%, in fact. Every pool will lose heat at all times during the day, but at night, when the evenings get cool and your pool water is significantly warmer than the air around it, your heat will start evaporating much, much quicker.

You may have noticed that, when you leave the pool in the afternoon the water is nice and warm, but when you try to take a dip in the early morning, it is akin to the dreaded Polar Bear swim.

If you are hoping to reduce your pool's heat loss, especially overnight heat loss, all you have to do is find a way to lower the rate of evaporation. 
You can accomplish this by covering your pool. You may use a traditional plastic pool blanket, an automatic safety cover or - my preferred choice - a liquid pool cover like HeatsavrTM or EcosavrTM.

A liquid solar cover will allow you to protect the heat in your pool 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without requiring any heavy lifting and without disrupting the beauty of your backyard.

It creates a transparent layer on the surface of your pool that lowers the rate of evaporation by 30 - 50%. It has been proven to reduce overnight heat loss by about half - which means if you normally lose 12 degrees of heat overnight, you will probably only lose 6 or 7 degress when you use HeatsavrTM or EcosavrTM. This will give you a higher starting temperature each morning, allowing your pool to maximize the solar gain from the sun every day.

Weather permitting, you should see a gradual gain in water temperature as you continue to use a liquid cover!

As an added benefit, by decreasing the rate of evaporation, you will also be conserving 30 - 50% of the water your pool would normally lose. This is great for your water bills and the environment! If you heat your pool, using a liquid solar pool cover will help to reduce your energy bills as well.

Best of all - liquid pool covers are so easy to use! You can even watch a video to see how easy it really is: How to Use Ecosavr, the original liquid solar pool cover fish

Explore the website for more information on the safety and efficiency of these innovative pool products, and don't forget to check out the FAQs for answers to all your questions!


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2 Comments

Michelle - June 16th, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Does a pool with Ecosavr always get warmer? I live in Phoenix, so the evaporative protection from Ecosavr is attractive. However, I do not want to use something that would result in warmer water.
Monique Nelson - June 18th, 2012 at 1:26 PM
Michelle,
Ecosavr can save up to 1/2 of the water loss your pool will normally experience through evaporation, but yes, it will also retain the heat in your pool. In Phoenix, many pool owners think the water conservation properties outweighs the warmer water, but others will only use liquid pool covers in the shoulder season, when water conservation and heat retention are both welcome!

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