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Save Energy, Reduce Heat Loss & Water Evaporation with Sliding Deck Pool Covers

Updated: Jun 19

Suppose you're looking for a way to save energy and reduce heat loss and water evaporation in your swimming pool, a sliding pool deck can offer an expansion in functionality and cost-saving benefits. While standard pool covers provide some of the same benefits, a sliding pool deck offers a unique solution that saves money while expanding your usable backyard space.

A sliding deck pool cover can help pool owners save electricity costs and reduce their carbon footprint by reducing heat loss, pump and filter usage, and water evaporation.

R3tract sliding deck pool covers offer the following cost and energy-saving benefits:

  • Up to 50% reduction in electricity costs

  • Up to 90% reduction in evaporation

  • Up to 70% reduction in chemical use

  • Up to 70% reduction in your pool's heating costs

Reduce Heat Loss

When a pool is unused, much energy is wasted to keep the water comfortable. An uncovered pool loses heat through evaporation, convection, and radiation. A pool cover helps trap the heat inside the swimming pool, reducing the energy needed to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, less electricity is needed to power the pool heater, which can significantly reduce electricity costs.

Reduce Pump & Filter Usage

A sliding deck pool cover can keep debris out of the pool when it's not in use, reducing the amount of time that the pool pump and filter need to run. This can lead to substantial energy savings, as the pump and filter are two of the most energy-intensive components of a pool.

Reduce Water Evaporation

Water evaporation is a major cause of heat loss in a pool. When water evaporates, it takes a significant amount of heat with it. On a daily basis, a swimming pool can lose up to a quarter inch of water due to environmental factors such as wind intensity, sunlight, humidity, and weather conditions. However, using a retractable pool cover is one of the most effective ways to prevent or reduce evaporation. This type of cover completely seals the pool when not in use, thus minimizing water loss through evaporation by up to 90%.

Reduce Chemical Usage

In addition to the energy savings, a sliding deck pool cover can also lead to a reduction in chemical use. By keeping out debris, leaves, and dirt that could otherwise decompose in the pool, the need for chemical sanitizers can be significantly reduced. Fewer chemicals mean less irritation for swimmers and a more environmentally friendly pool.

Contact R3tract for Your Disappearing Pool Cover

R3tract's sliding deck pool covers are a modern solution for pool owners looking to save energy, reduce heat loss and water evaporation, and make the most of their outdoor space. With the potential to cut down on electricity costs, minimize evaporation, and decrease chemical use, these covers are a savvy investment for the conscious homeowner. Coupled with the enhanced safety, aesthetic appeal, and increased property value they provide, it's clear to see why more and more people are choosing sliding deck pool covers for their homes.

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