Swimming Pool Covers Tips
July 25, 2022
Swimming Pool Covers Tips

Swimming pool covers can go a long way toward protecting your pool against the elements and falling debris. Pool covers can also help prevent accidents and help keep children and pets safe!

Swimming pool covers protect your pool and can also help you cut down on maintenance costs. Keep your pool safe and clean with these helpful tips.

If you own a pool, you know how much time and effort goes into maintaining it! In the end, it’s totally worth it — you get to throw pool parties, exercise and relax, and if you’re a beginner, it’s a great environment to learn how to swim.

One way to keep your pool in tip-top condition is to invest in a swimming pool cover. No matter what type of pool you have, pool covers for inground pools and above-ground pools offer so many benefits. In addition to preventing debris from falling into the water, pool covers can help keep you (and your guests safe). Plus, if you live in a place with harsh winters, properly covering your pool is an absolute must. 

Tip #1: Understand The Benefits Of Owning a Swimming Pool Cover

If you’re still on the fence over whether or not you need a swimming pool cover, take our advice! If you have a pool at home, covering it when not in use can make maintaining it so much easier. There are also some other benefits to think about:

  • Keep your pool clean: All responsible pool owners know how important it is to keep fallen twigs, leaves, dirt, and other debris out of your pool. Not only does it make using it more enjoyable, but it will also make a monthly deep clean go much more smoothly.
  • Prevent accidents: Using a pool is all fun and games…until someone gets hurt. This adage couldn’t be more true when it comes to using a pool. You can prevent young children or small pets from accidentally falling into the water when you keep your pool covered.
  • Save on heating costs: Your pool loses a lot of heat when left uncovered. If you like to keep the water at a specific temperature, investing in a pool cover will save you a lot of money!
  • Protect from the elements: Rain, snow, sleet, and hail can damage your swimming pool and can also alter the chemical balance of the water. A sturdy pool cover is a must-have if you live in a place that experiences cold and icy winters. 

Tip #2: Compare The Different Types Of Swimming Pool Covers

Now that you know why you should invest in a swimming pool cover, it’s time to take a closer look at the different types of covers available. Pool covers for inground pools and above-ground pools will have varying needs. You’ll also need to measure the size and shape of your pool so that it fits snuggly and securely. Types of swimming pool covers include:

 

  • Solar pool covers: Uses the sun to warm the water in your pool. It also protects from falling debris. This is the ultimate trick for saving on energy costs! 
  • Bubble covers: One of the most basic types of swimming pool covers. It features small bubbles that are meant to help with heat retention.
  • Winter covers: You can attach an additional layer to your bubble cover to protect your pool during the winter months. They are typically made of mesh and are fastened to the edge of the pool to keep it snug. It does much to protect your pool from winter conditions.
  • Pool enclosure: When it comes to pool covers for inground pools, this is by far the most effective way of protecting your pool. A pool enclosure will cover the entire surface of the pool. Most models will allow you to swim even when it’s closed.

 

Tip #3: Shop Around For The Best Swimming Pool Covers

You understand the benefits of owning a swimming pool cover and you know the different types available. The next step is to shop around to determine which one will work best for you! Before you do, ask yourself these questions:

  • What type of pool do I have? Pool covers for inground pools and above-ground pools can vary.
  • What size and shape is my pool? You’ll need this information before you buy.
  • Why do I need a swimming pool cover? If your main goal is to protect your pool from debris, you won’t need something as heavy-duty as a winter cover. This is important to remember if you live somewhere that is warm all year long.

Once you have the answers, you’ll be able to start shopping. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our experts if you need a bit of help!

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