A swimming pool is a significant investment no doubt. But, many Users get easily swayed by price when adding the required accessories. Choosing pool covers based on price will cost you more in the long run and diminish your enjoyment of your pool.
Swimming Pool covers come in different types both in quality and material. This depends on the owners need. They come in solid fabrics of various strengths and durability. Solid fabric pool covers help block sunlight which will help prevent the development of algae and minimize debris from getting into the pool.
TYPES OF SWIMMING POOL COVERS
Solar Pool Covers
These types of pool covers are very popular. This is because they are affordable and easily installed. With an appearance similar to translucent bubble wrap, these covers are designed to absorb the sun’s heat during the day, and continue to hold this heat when the outside temperature drops at night.
In addition to being the only swimming pool cover that can increase water temperature, solar pool covers minimize evaporation, reducing the need to top up your pool water and adjust its chemical levels which, in turn, reduces your maintenance expenses.
Mesh Pool Covers
These types of pool cover blocks most of the light, yet allow water to penetrate the cover. This means you do not need to pump the water accumulation off the pool cover. Leaves and debris will just blow away or easily removed. Mesh pool covers allows faster pool opening in the spring. By avoiding the requirement to refill the pool, you save water and lots of time.
Automatic covers unlike others are more expensive and needs professional installation. These types of pool cover are very easy to operate. All it requires is pressing a button to allow opening and closing.
Their more rigid design seals out debris and makes it impossible for anyone to fall in by mistake, plus these covers also reduce evaporation and keep the pool warm. Furthermore, they have a locking mechanism where pool users can lock the systems, preventing unauthorized people from using the swimming pool.
Pool Safety Covers
As implied by its name, these types of pool cover help protect your pool from accidental drowning and intrusion. They come in a Solid or Mesh fabric. Solid fabric blocks all the algae causing sunlight while the mesh fabric will block most of the light yet allows rain, melting ice and snow to pass through it.
The covers are anchored into the pool deck to lock the cover down, so throughout the winter or during vacation your pool can be protected against intrusion or accidents. Pool safety covers are very strong and can support several hundred pounds.
Sliding Deck Pool Covers
This swimming pool cover is mainly made from strong water resistant wood strong enough to support high magnitude of weight. Hence, you can comfortably walk on the surface of the swimming pool cover without collapsing. Sliding deck pool covers are available in different configurations and designs with different opening and closing options.
Winter Pool Covers
As the name implies, these covers keep out winter winds, precipitation and extreme temperatures that can cause frost damage. They are made from a polyethylene fabric. These types of pool covers are relatively inexpensive and prevent a nasty cleanup in the spring by keeping out dirt, leaves and other debris.
Installation is easy. The covers are sewn at the factory and come in their final shape and size. They are designed to overlap the sides of the pool to aid in keeping out dirt and debris