Time flies so fast and before you know it, winter is here again. Sometimes, often overlook readying the winter pool supplies we need for this season. Perhaps itâ€™s a good idea to ready your pool as soon as possible because thereâ€™s nothing as worse as a frozen pool. In fact, if you let the water to ice or freeze, your pool might get huge structural damages. Nevertheless, such costly and unwanted consequences can be prevented with the proper winter pool supplies such as winter pool covers, gas heaters, and heat pumps.
Almost all winter pool covers are equipped with standard features. Since it is made from the most durable materials, this type of winter pool supplies can endure most harsh climate features such as snow, cold temperatures, wind, rain and so on. There are several types of winter pool covers. First is the automatic pool cover, the term itself gives a hint that this kind of winter pool supplies is automated by an electric motor to be able to open or close the cover. The second type is the solar pool cover, which actually provides solar energy to increase the water temperature and reduce heat loss. These winter pool supplies holds the heat from sunlight inside thousands of little sealed air bubbles and transfer that energy to the water of the pool.
An additional equipment that should include in your winter pool supplies is the gas heater. Installing a gas heating system is only practical if you are on a gas supply. It is widely known used in spas and short term heating requirements. Hence, it is only useful when you plan to take a dip in mild winter season. This system heats is fast in heating water than others, so it’s really intended for above ground pools.
Finally, another vital winter pool supply is the heat pump. This pump is basically a reverse cycle air conditioning for your swimming pool. It transfers the heat from the air to the pool using a system similar to an air conditioner. Heat pumps can be easily installed. Itâ€™s low cost, compact and it easily fits your filtration system.