Why Your Pool Needs a Safety Cover
Having a pool is fantastic because it gives your family endless, healthful entertainment while significantly increasing your home’s value. Anyone who has a pool should also invest in a safety cover. Safety covers provide easier cleaning and protection—and modern designs look amazing. Here are a few reasons why your pool needs a safety cover.
They Offer Improved Safety
The first and most obvious motivation is safety. Even when your pool is closed for the season, it’s impossible to supervise it 100% of the time. Installing a safety cover can keep pets and children from falling into the water. Floating variants, such as bubble covers, will quickly wrap around anything heavy enough to sink them. This is dangerous because it’s almost impossible to escape from one of these covers without assistance. Mesh and solid covers are anchored tightly around the perimeter of your pool and can support a surprising amount of weight to safeguard against accidents.
They Protect Your Pool and Make Opening Easier
These durable covers keep your investment safe as well. Debris in the pool can clog your filter. Large branches or accumulated leaves are also hard on pool equipment. Even mowing the lawn next to your pool can cause grass to land in the water. The strength and tension of a safety cover keeps all the harmful stuff where it belongs: out of your pool.
This off-season, protection from unwanted matter also makes it much easier to open your pool in the spring. When your pool water is properly treated before closing, there will be little to no maintenance waiting for you when the cover comes off. Leaves and insects can’t blow inside, and you don’t have to worry about the cover floating off in one direction and letting algae form.
They Look Nice and Provide Options
Safety covers provide much cleaner-looking coverage for your pool than solar blankets. Using your backyard in fall and winter is more enjoyable when you’re not facing a wrinkled and messy overlay. You can choose from mesh or solid versions to match your taste and needs.
Mesh covers allow water to fall through into your pool, which means you won’t have to contend with puddles on the surface. A solid cover, on the other hand, prevents fluctuation of your water level. This type of cover may need to be cleared of excess rain or snow to keep it in top shape.
If you have any questions about which choice works best for your pool, contact us. We’d be happy to give you a rundown of everything from installation to cost. Trust your investment to the experts at Pools of Fun.