Also known as canvas covers, winter pool covers are the most basic type of pool cover. Made of polyethylene, this cover is used to protect the pool during the cold season. This cover is the most economical option. Because automatic covers cover pools in general better than manual covers, it is more difficult for dirt and debris to enter the pool.
By covering the water when not in use, you'll save time by not having to pull waste out of the water the next time you want to swim. The pool cover reduces the amount of UV light that comes into contact with the water, which means you won't have to use as much chlorine to keep your pool safe. The automatic pool cover simply slides in and out of place, allowing for a hassle-free process that works perfectly every time. Standard covers won't work as well in a pool with a slide or water feature, as there's no way to secure them properly.
These covers are also known as sun blankets or bubble covers because they look like a large sheet of bubble wrap. There are many factors that influence the proper winter preparation of your pool, but the first thing to think about is the pool cover for winter. The small openings in the mesh material allow sunlight, rainwater, snow and fine debris to pass into the pool. You'll never have to worry about it getting stuck or loose, which can sometimes happen with manual pool covers, as they are placed differently each time.
Made from dense fabric laminated material, solid winter pool covers protect pool water from sunlight, pollution, and chemical fluctuations. It makes covering a pool more practical, but its installation is expensive because it requires the installation of two parallel rails on the inner edge of the pool or pool terrace. The disadvantage of this type of cover is that it allows the accumulation of debris and the growth of algae in the pool, which will require more work and chemicals to clean it when the pool's opening season comes. The downside of a standard pool cover is that it must have a significant amount of concrete on all sides of the pool so that the cover can protrude from the contours and still cover the entire pool.
Depending on where you live, the county or city often requires pool owners to have fences around their pools for safety reasons. These covers are designed to prevent drowning and are invaluable when you have small children or pets at home. These covers are usually made of a sturdy mesh or solid material and have specific weight limits, depending on the cover.