What is Heatsavr™?
Heatsavr™ is an effective “liquid pool blanket” for swimming pools and spas that replaces the need for conventional pool covers. Heatsavr greatly reduces heat loss and evaporation from the exposed pool surface 24 hours per day.
In non-technical terms Heatsavr is a mixture of carefully chosen ingredients which are lighter than water so that the mixture automatically floats to the surface. The particles of the liquid are attracted to each other so that they always try to form a perfect very thin layer – one molecule thick – over the whole surface of the pool. They are individually so small that they are 500 times smaller than the spaces in a super high quality filter. Unlike a conventional pool cover which has to be removed from the pool for swimming, the Heatsavr molecules break apart locally whenever the water is sufficiently disturbed but when the water calms down again they regroup to re-form the protective layer.
Heatsavr™ is a patented, non-toxic, biodegradable and completely safe liquid that does not change the appearance or operation of the pool. It has been fully tested by numerous independent authorities to ensure that it meets the health and safety standards required.
Benefits over conventional covers
- Low capital cost
- Quick payback – costs funded directly from savings
- Available 24/7 – therefore greater overall potential with commercial pools
- No cleaning issues due to bacterial build up
- Fully automatic – no cover to remove, staffing issues or costs
- Pool always ready to use
- Ultimate reliability with negligible servicing cost
Heatsavr™ works like a conventional solar blanket enabling the pool to benefit from direct solar radiation, so an unheated pool will be naturally warmer or a heated pool cost less to run. Savings relate directly to reduced evaporation and hence pool water heat loss. Savings up to 40% can be expected although actual savings will depend on location and usage.
In addition to savings on water heating, Heatsavr™ also reduces the overall energy usage which includes dehumidification and air heating. Reduced evaporation means less load on any dehumidification plant and when the pool is unoccupied the air temperature can be reduced to a set back level, resulting in reduced air heating costs. Dependant on building design and pool usage, overall reduction in energy costs can be ashigh as 50% when compared to an uncovered pool.