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How to Choose The Right Pool Cover

In Pool Features, Pool Tips by Platinum Pools

One of our colleagues told us recently of why her father bought a pool cover. She said that the swimming pool was not in her family’s home but at a weekend retreat they owned. Every weekend they found strangers jumping over the fence and having fun. “It was at that moment that my father decided to get a cover for the pool, and that solved the problem,” our colleague said. But most of all, she said that her father was afraid of a drowning accident, and it could affect the whole family.

Most owners only look to cover their pool for colder seasons. However, there are other reasons why you should get a cover, like, for example, safety. Of course, you need to have the water treated before you place a cover over it.

Now, the question is which pool cover to use?

Safety Pool Colors

A safety cover is very handy. It will prevent children, animals or anyone from falling in the swimming pool. When not in use, it also keeps the water free from debris. Here are some points that will help you get the right cover for your pool:

Function –

What is the reason for buying a pool cover? A mesh cover helps reduce accidental drownings in the pool. Mesh covers also come in handy in places with high rainfall since it allows rainwater to filter through. If you happen to have your swimming pool surrounded by trees, then the leaf pool cover is a must. It’s made from a lightweight fabric placed on top of the pool safety net and helps leaves and debris out of the pool. Remember, a leaf pool cover is not a safety barrier. And, if you are looking to lower heating costs, a solar pool cover is ideal.

Climate –

It plays an important role when it comes to pool covers. If the swimming pool is where there are harsh winter conditions, then a mesh (winter) pool cover is excellent. This particular item is made of sturdy mesh, reinforced on the edges by straps; and uses anchors to secure it in its place. However, if you live in a warmer or sunny area, consider investing in an automatic pool cover.

Warranty –

When a company or a manufacturer offers a warranty on a pool cover, it proves that it’s sturdy and can withstand the elements over an extended period. So, make sure that, when you buy this item, it has a warranty to protect your investment. As a customer, only trust brands that offer a guarantee and would not deny replacing defective pool covers.

Size and Shape –

Before you purchase a pool cover, keep in mind on the shape and size of your outdoor oasis. Remember, a free-form shaped pool with many changes in elevation can cost more than a small one-level shape. Is always good to take photos of your swimming pool so it can help you find the right cover size. Once you’ve determined the measurements, buy the cover that allows for anchoring on all sides.

We are sure that with these tips, you will find the pool cover that is appropriate for your swimming pool and meets your safety and maintenance needs.