Swimming pool covers can do both; they keep your pool clean and free from debris, leaves and they also retain heat. Pools use a lot of energy so it is essential to monitor your pool cover usage if you want to reduce your electric bill. 

A retractable swimming pool cover can help you be more responsible and save money. There are many ways that swimming pools lose heat, but the biggest cause is evaporation. The process of water vaporizing is the most energy-intensive.


It takes 1 BTU to heat water one degree. However, if you heat water at 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you will lose 1,048 BTUs. By reducing the rate of water evaporation, pool covers can help you save both water and energy. 

You can reduce the energy needed to maintain a cool temperature that is swim-friendly by covering it when not in use. Proper pool cover usage can save you up to 50% on your heating bills.

There are many styles and options for pool covers. However, you can choose a thick, heavy-duty plastic sheet if your budget is tight. This is not the best choice as it can be difficult to install, remove and store. 

While it might be an option in a pinch, it is not the best for long-term use. A pool cover can be purchased online from almost any store, or even your local pool maintenance professional.