What Type of Pool Cover is Best for You?

When it comes to choosing the right pool cover, there are many factors to consider. From safety to climate, the type of pool cover you choose will depend on your most urgent needs. Whether you're looking for a hard or automatic cover, a sun cover, or a basic safety cover, it's important to invest in a high-quality cover that will last you for many years.

If you have small children or pets, a hard or automatic cover is the best option. These covers are designed with an additional 3-4 foot overlap so that the entire pool is covered and come with a winch and cable to hold it in place. Solid pool safety covers share many similarities with mesh covers, except for one important difference: they are made of solid plastic or polycarbonate sheets that are placed over the pool.

For those who live in a colder climate, a sun cover is a good option. It is usually made of a mesh-like material that completely covers the pool and prevents debris from entering the pool while allowing rainwater or snow (if you live in a snowy area) to penetrate. However, winter pool covers are not designed as safety pool covers and don't offer any kind of safety features.

Grid covers for swimming pools are also an option. 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.

The main purpose of safety covers for swimming pools is safety. Its construction allows them to safely support the weight of children (and adults, depending on the material used) and is designed specifically for this purpose. Pool safety covers also protect the pool from debris and, due to their solid nature, protect the pool water from evaporation. However, regular cleaning of pool safety covers should be carried out every other day, especially after rains.

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. It also keeps debris out of your pool. The real drawback we can see when it comes to solar pool covers is that they offer nothing when it comes to preventing small animals and children from falling into the pool.

Finally, we arrived at the traditional, tried and tested winter covers of the season. The basic tarpaulin used for this type of pool cover is versatile enough to be used in both in-ground and above ground pools. Like winter covers, mesh safety covers protect against all debris that would otherwise enter your pool. A solid safety cover allows you to start swimming sooner once you open the pool for the season.

Regardless of your needs, it's important to invest in a high-quality cover that will last you for many years. In order for this cover to comply with safety regulations, it must be perfectly rectangular with square corners. There must also be at least 3 feet of concrete surrounding the pool.

Consider your most essential needs and choose the coverage that best suits them. With so many options available on the market today, there's sure to be one that meets your needs perfectly.

Ben Young
Ben Young

Ben loves pool covers