In this article

  • Why you should use a pool cover for your pool
  • Waterwise products for your pool and spa
  • Where to find waterwise pool products

Without a pool cover, you can lose more than your entire pool’s volume every year through evaporation.

If you own a pool or spa, having a pool cover or blanket is an essential accessory. Save water, time, and money on your pool maintenance with a pool cover.

Why buy a pool cover?

An uncovered pool loses around 45,000L of water a year through evaporation. A pool cover can reduce your water use by up to 250L a day during summer and keep your water bill down.

Same as we cover ourselves with a blanket, a pool cover can keep the water warm until you’re ready to take a dip. It'll also reduce the amount of energy required to heat your pool. And it’s an easy and effective way to keep the bugs and garden debris out, which means less cleaning!

Which type of pool cover is best?

There's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to pool covers. The type of pool cover you choose will depend on your budget, lifestyle and the type of pool you own.

To help you make the right choice, here are the main types of pool covers to consider.

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Solar pool covers

A solar blanket – or bubble cover is a great way to harness the sun’s energy and keep your pool warm. It also cuts back on your heating costs.

Automatic pool covers

Don’t like the idea of having to drag a pool blanket across your pool every time you finish using it? An automatic pool cover may be for you. It's one of the most expensive types of covers for the convenience. They roll across the pool – opening and closing at the touch of a button.

Manual pool cover

As the name suggests, you operate a manual pool cover by hand. Most manual covers need two people to pull the cover across the pool using a rope attachment. To uncover, all you need to do is rotate the handle attached to the roller.

Thermal pool covers

Thermal pool covers retain warmth rather than heating up the water like solar pool covers. If you have pool heating, this type of pool cover may be a good investment.

Safety or winter pool covers

Solid, impenetrable pool covers provide added safety for families with children or pets. They’re also great to use during winter or when your pool isn’t being used for an extended period.

Above ground pool covers

More like a tarp, an above ground pool cover wraps over the pool and fastens. Like how you would put a shower cap on your head.

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