Hi all. Quick question as my wife and I finally have enough dough to get our pool built before summer! EXCITED! but also a bit overwhelmed.
Key issue is the advantage of having a pool cover, electric or not. I'm thinking of the electric type with an in-ground reel. Home and Garden Show coming up so hope to meet a few builders and get the process rolling.
Advantages: I think this primarily is a risk reduction focus. We have 4 kids, ages 5-10...and keeping them safe is high priority. We probably would not do a fence if we got a cover. (I think this is ok per city code in Goodyear, AZ) The other key advantages are reduced water evap, chlorine loss, reduced garbage into the pool and filter. (from what I've read on here - thanks all!) Keeps the water warmer in spring and fall - extending the swim season.
Disadvantages: Cost, including eventual replacement cost in 8 years? Major issue: significantly restricts the freeform structure of the pool and other additions.
Key Question: Biggee: would this cover make the water too hot in the middle of summer? Would we need to uncover the pool at night to allow some heat to dissipate? We feel that eliminates the security feature....
Am I missing any major advantage or disadvantage? Thanks all!