Cover It Up: Swimming Pool Covers
Safety covers come in all shapes and sizes dependent upon what kind of pool you own. Learn about the different kind of safety covers on the market today and decide what is best for your pool.
Automatic pool covers: Automatic pool covers roll out from a track system located inside the edge of a pool. They are beneficial in saving money on heating costs and chemicals, and help save pool-cleaning time. Automatic covers also reduce pool water evaporation, an important issue in areas where water conservation is practiced.
Mesh safety covers: Designed for long-term use, such as a winter closing, these covers require little maintenance because solid debris can blow off the top and liquid debris (snow and rain) drains through the mesh panels. Because puddles cannot accumulate on the surface, mesh covers eliminate the risk of anyone coming in contact with shallow bodies of water.
Solid safety covers: Solid covers are much like mesh covers, however they are secured to the deck by anchors, and they may not be best for areas that receive a lot of rain or snow because there is no drainage factor. Some manufacturers do incorporate drain panels or cover pumps that can pump off water if it accumulates.
Manual pool covers: Manual covers are an inexpensive alternative to automatic covers, but take some time to put on. They are operated by a hand crank or by hand and are extended over the pool and secured with spring-loaded, locking anchors.
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