Florida boasts the warmth of the sun but swimming pools still lose energy in winter. Southern Crafted Homes provides a pool cover for every swimming pool they build for their customers. The cover reduces heat loss, chemical evaporation and helps keep the pool water clean while at the same time lengthening the swimming season. Depending on materials and the amount of time the cover is used, temperature increases of 5 degrees F to 10 degrees F can be expected. Transparent or translucent covers work best because they allow solar energy to pass through and be absorbed by the pool water and they prevent heat loss overnight. This is just one more way that Southern Crafted Homes employs best Green practices.