Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
QBE Pools are based in Secunda, but we do repairs, maintenance and quotes in the entire TEKS area. That will include Secunda, Evander, Kriel, Kinross, Leandra, Trichardt, Bethal, Standerton etc. If you would like to know if we can assist you, please contact us so we can quote you accordingly.
I want to heat my pool, what options are there?
You have two option to go for:
- Solar Heating
Solar panels will be installed on the roof and water running from the pump will be heated from the sun's rays. Depending on the volume of the Pool the amount of solar panels can be added or excluded.
- Heat Pump
We install a very efficient Heat pump to your pool circular system. It is similar in operation to that of a typical residential air conditioning system. It is, in fact a heat pump employing a hermetic motor compressor in a refrigeration cycle to extract heat from the ambient air and deliver it to the circulating pool water.
What will a Pool Cover do for my pool?
No drowning in your pool with the cover on.
Heats the pool by -+ 6 degrees Celsius above ambient, effectively you will also have a solar heater.
Evaporation is stopped which in effect also heats the water.
Dust, leaves, insects and debris will be kept of your pool. Pump time down by 80% and save on electricity.
Chlorine consumption will be reduced by 80% or more, for the following reasons:
- UV Rays present in lightening and the sun destroys chlorine. The cover keeps cover keeps the UV rays 10% out.
- Chlorine escapes in the form of gas. The cover keeps the vapors in.
- The cover keeps light out therefore algae will not grow.
- During winter time pool electricity can be switched off. No chemicals and top-up water required.
How long will it last?
QBE Pools guarantees the cover for 2 years for the PVC only against faulty workmanship, damage by natural sunlight and the normal use of pool chemicals. But it can last up to 6 years.
How Does it Heat the Pool?
The cover is floating on the water, thus in direct contact with the water. The normal water surface reflects a large portion of the sunlight whereas the cover absorbs most.