Americans, definitely, love and enjoy safe and healthy water activities, like swimming; this is probably the reason why there are about 10.4 million private and 309,000 public swimming pools in the US to date, besides the fact that the world’s largest residential pool, which measures 40,000-square-foot, is located in El Campo, Texas.
It is totally interesting to know how much development has been introduced in the pooling industry for the past 10 years. That with a complete makeover or some minor touches or changes, your pool, even if built many years ago, can become the envy of many friends and neighbors.
A few of the remarkable developments introduced in the industry, which will definitely add to your backyard’s aesthetic looks while helping you save much in energy and maintenance costs, include: a built-in spa, a vanishing edge or a perimeter overflow, fire woks, fire pits, fiber optic & led lighting, mosaics and all-tile finishes, waterfalls, water curtains, rain walls, weeping walls, water arches, fountains, bubblers, aerators, scuppers, energy efficient heat pumps and solar heaters, ozonators (to reduce the use of chlorine), mineral systems (to stabilize the water), salt water based chlorine generators, computerized automation systems, robotic cleaners and built-in automatic pool covers.
Among those in the list, a pool cover is one improvement you can greatly benefit from. This “horizontal fence” (another name used to refer to it), significantly reduces pool maintenance and heating costs and the amount of chlorine which the pool requires. Furthermore, while it reduces the amount of solar heat that the pool absorbs, it also eliminates heat loss at night due to its insulating properties or during the day, which is caused by evaporation. Additionally, when a pool is covered, it reduces the chance that an unsupervised child will wander in and drown.
A pool cover can be operated manually, semi-automatically, or automatically. While the first two requires manual operation (semi-automatic covers require a person to pull the cover as it is unrolled or guide it onto the reel when being rolled up), the third or the automatic pool cover is designed with permanently mounted reels which will cover and uncover your pool by simply pushing a button – a very convenient pool safety device, indeed.
Deciding to improve your pool need not be a burdensome task. By getting in touch with experts, those who know how a pool really should be, all the advantages that a masterly-designed pool can provided are yours to benefit from.