Time flies so fast, seasons change quickly and before you know it is already winter. Sometimes, people neglect readying the winter pool supplies when winter comes. Perhaps it’s a good idea to ready your pool as soon as possible because there’s nothing as worse as a frozen pool. In fact, allowing your pool to freeze may incur huge structural damages that you would regret. But, you can avoid all of that with the proper winter pool supplies such as winter pool covers, gas heaters, and heat pumps.
Almost all winter pool covers come 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 name itself is very suggesting of its function since this type of winter pool supplies is automated by an electric motor to be able to open or close the cover. The second kind is the solar pool cover, which actually provides solar energy to elevate the water temperature and lessen 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 must be included along with 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 can only be used if 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 acts like a reverse cycle air conditioning for your swimming pool. It sucks the heat from the air to the pool using a system resembling an air conditioner. Heat pumps can be easily installed. It’s low cost, compact and it easily fits your filtration system.