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PcPools Announces Increased Sales for Solar Pool Covers and Increased Usage Among Customers with Existing Covers

PcPools sees increase in solar pool cover sales and usage for in ground and above ground pool owners.

St. Paul, MN, June 07, 2012 --( PcPools, one of America’s leading direct marketers of swimming pool supplies, announces an increase in sales and usage of solar pool covers. The trend is clear, but its origin is not. It may be in response to increases in utility prices or it may be a long-term trend attributable to environmentally conscious or “green” homeowners. Maybe their blog post on 10 Things Pool Owners Can Do For Our Environment went viral and pool owners across the country are following number three.

Conversations with customers haven’t revealed a mass dedication to their 10 point list, but they revealed that many swimming pool owners are looking for a cost effective way to open their pool early. Consistently using a solar pool cover allows them to do so by getting free heat from the sun. A few even expressed surprise at how quickly using a solar pool cover extends the time they can be in their pool.

Marketing Director Steven Anderson had this to say: “Solar heating for pools is becoming increasingly popular among all pool owners, but it’s especially effective for our customers with above ground pools. A solar cover for an above ground pool can provide up to a 15 degree increase in pool temperature whenever it’s used, and the only cost is the one-time cost of the cover. Customers that purchased them have told us that they have been able to extend their pool use by up to 1-2 months. The word is spreading: over the last year we have seen a 11% increase in sales of solar pool covers. We definitely recommend any above ground pool owner explore the option of any of our solar pool covers.”

There are several types of solar covers, but the most common are blue or clear covers ranging in thickness from 8 to 14 gauge. As a general rule, the thicker the gauge, the more heat a swimming pool retains. The thicker gauge covers are also more durable. They are also more expensive, however, so PcPools’ sales have risen across all types.

About PcPools

PcPools is one of America’s leading multi-channel direct marketers of swimming pool supplies and equipment to the residential and commercial markets in the United States. Founded in 2000 by a leading executive in the pool supplies industry, it has since been dedicated to providing residential and commercial pool owners with high quality swimming pool supplies and equipment at warehouse direct prices. PcPools’ product line – all of which is sold through our catalog and internet channels – includes above ground pools, automatic pool cleaners, pool liners, pool heaters, pool chemicals, pool covers, and other pool accessories. PcPools’ strong relationship with leading pool supply manufacturers and distributors creates a truly unique combination of quality product at excellent value for its customers.

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