If my pool is small, how long will Ecosavr last?
Probably not a kiddie pool like the one in the image, but something compact that a family can enjoy throughout the hot summer months.
Small swimming pools are often not heated, and rely on the power of the sun to keep the water warm. In areas that are plagued with cool evenings this can be a challenge, and that is where EcosavrTM comes into play.
Swimming pools lose the majority of their heat through the process of evaporation; the heat quite literally vanishes into thin air. EcosavrTM, the liqud pool cover fish, helps swimming pools reduce the rate of evaporation, which helps to keep the heat in the pool water. Using this product can help a swimming pool retain approximately 50% of normal overnight heat loss.
Residential swimming pools of up to 400 square feet, or 15,000 gallons of water, require only 1 EcosavrTM fish per month to keep their pool covered. The small plastic fish is added to the pool, where it will sink to the bottom, and the liquid cover is slowly released throughout a one month period of time. The recommended retail price on this item is only $12, so it is a very cost effective means of keeping your pool water warm enough to swim in.
A common follow up question is this: what if my pool is smaller than 15,000 gallons - how long will EcosavrTM last in my pool?
To use the product, you first have to snip the top fin of the fish. There is a valve in that fin that allows the liquid inside to slowly leak out into the swimming pool. Regardless of the shape or size of your pool, the liquid will leak out at the same rate. This means that EcosavrTM will last for 28 - 30 days in a swimming pool of any size.
The same amount of liquid cover will be released, whether the pool is 200 square feet or 2000 square feet. That same amount of liquid will try to cover the entire surface area of the pool.
Flexible Solutions has been manufacturing this product for just over 20 years now, and we have done enough tests to know that the amount of liquid inside an EcosavrTM fish is enough to adequately cover a 400 square foot backyard swimming pool. If it is added to a smaller pool, there will be more product covering the surface, possibly allowing for slightly better results. If the pool is larger, the same amount of product will be stretched thinner across the surface, possible resulting in slightly lower savings.
There is no pool too small for EcosavrTM - it will not be enough product to ever overdose a swimming pool. If, however, your pool is a bit bigger and you want a little more product to go around, you may want to consider trying HeatsavrTM - the same great liquid cover, but in a bottle that can be dosed to suit the size of your unique swimming pool. You can find more information about the application options here: http://liquidpoolcovers.com/products.htm
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Great explanation about liquid pool covers. 20-year experience really means great dependability. More power!