The Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Pool Covers

Pool covers are essential for keeping your pool clean and safe. But with so many different types of pool covers available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. In this article, we'll explore the differences between solid, mesh, winter, grid, slat, safety, solar, and bubble pool covers.

Solid pool safety covers share many similarities with mesh covers, except for one important difference. The main type we offer is made of a mesh material. Because it is mesh, no pump is required on the top. Rainwater just passes. Once it's available out of season, there's usually no extra maintenance to worry about.

The main drawback that some encounter with safety mesh covers is that they allow water to pass through, which means that the water in the pool can be very dirty when it is time to open it in spring. Solid covers don't last as long as mesh covers either. Mesh covers usually last longer than vinyl covers. I have found that the average lifespan of a mesh cover is 10 to 15 years.

Winter pool covers are used exclusively for winter and are usually made of a mesh-like material that completely covers the pool. The main purpose of this type of pool cover is to keep debris out of the pool during the off-season. Since it is made of a mesh-like material, it can prevent debris from entering the pool while allowing rainwater or snow (if you live in a snowy area) to penetrate, preventing liquid from accumulating on the top of the pool cover.

Grid covers for swimming pools are made of solid plastic or polycarbonate sheets that are placed over the pool. They usually come with some kind of automatic controls that roll up and unroll the cover automatically with the push of a button, making it something that can allow you to open and close the pool at will. Pool slat covers completely protect the pool from debris and since they are usually made of transparent polycarbonate material, they can also trap some heat in the pool.

Safety covers for swimming pools are designed specifically for safety purposes and their construction allows them to safely support the weight of children (and adults, depending on the material used). Pool safety covers also protect the pool from debris and, due to their solid nature, protect the pool water from evaporation.

Solar pool covers are designed to keep your pool warm, saving you a lot on your heating bills. Not only that, but if you like to use the pool at night, keeping a solar pool cover in the pool during the day can keep the pool water warm enough to swim when you take it off at night.

Bubble covers float on the ground and can be purchased for above ground and in-ground pools. They do a great job of trapping heat, so they reduce pool heating costs and can lengthen the swimming season.

The most important difference between maintaining solid and mesh safety cover is the pool cover pump. Some pumps come with suspension cables to keep them in place, while others have a rope to pull the pump when needed.

And while the main purpose of pool covers is to protect water from debris, that's not all they do. Like winter covers, mesh safety covers protect against all debris that would otherwise enter your.

When choosing a type of cover for your swimming pool, consider your needs and budget carefully. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages so make sure you choose one that best suits your needs.

Ben Young
Ben Young

Ben loves pool covers