Backyard pools offer peace, comfort and a refreshing dip on a hot day. However, when the cooler fall temps arrive, it’s time to put on a pool cover for protection and safety.
Keep Your Pool Area Safe and Secure: Invest in a Pool Cover
Backyard pools can be a beautiful oasis, offering peace, comfort and a refreshing dip during the dog days of summer. Even though the private pool season can often last into the early part of fall, you will need to prepare to protect it during the colder months ahead. In order to keep your pool area safe, you will likely want to invest in a pool cover.
There are many benefits to having a pool cover. Most importantly, it is a safety measure and can prevent children and animals from falling in. Covers also act as a security precaution keeping unwanted swimmers out. They absorb sunlight too that will help keep the water warm, saving you money when it’s time to heat the pool again.
Types of Pool Covers
If you are in the market for a new pool cover, do your homework. There are many types to choose from.
Winter covers resemble a large tarp, float on top of the water, and are held in place with non-permeable water bags. Although they are budget-friendly, they can’t hold a lot of extra weight. Put up a fence around your pool to add an extra layer of protection against animals. Use a bucket or submersible pump to remove extra rain water.
Mesh Safety Covers
These covers are long-lasting, can sustain extra weight, and are held in place by heavy-duty anchors. Mesh safety covers can also be walked on, but don’t invite a large crowd, which they are not designed to handle.
Solid Pool Covers
They are similar to mesh covers, but are constructed of non-permeable vinyl material, which keeps snow and water from passing through. As a result, the elements stay on top, but many solid safety covers contain a submersible pump that automatically drains the water that accumulates.
A hybrid cover drains like a mesh cover, while filtering UV radiation and finer pollutants like a solid cover.. It is the best choice for folks who can’t decide between the two.
Automatic Pool Covers:
These covers don’t require anchoring, water bags or hoisting, and are the easiest to apply and remove. However, automatic covers are expensive as they need to be professionally installed.
Solar Pool Covers:
The main purpose of a solar pool cover is to insulate your pool. It keeps the heat in and reduces evaporation.
You may want to consider installing a fence or enclosure around the pool area to add an extra layer of security. There are many options to choose from that are decorative as well as functional. Excel Fencing and Deck can help you will all of your fencing and deck needs and make your pool area shine.