Using pool covers can:
• Prevent accidents
• Keep water clean
• Retain a pool’s heat
• Protect from weather damage
Safety covers may be mesh or solid. These pool covers are required
to hold 485 pounds per square feet. The safety cover is pulled tightly
over a swimming pool and anchored with straps to a deck, minimizing
the risk of poolside accidents.
To maintain a pool’s heat solar pool covers, also called solar
blankets, are helpful. This type of pool cover traps the sun’s
heat in a bubble wrap-like material and transfers it to the pool’s
water. When used as night it keeps the heat inside the pool and away
from the night’s crisp air.
Winter pool covers come in mesh and solid. They keep pools safe of
seasonal elements, such as rain and falling leaves, and keep algae from
forming inside pools during their off season. To determine a winter
pool covers durability check for its scrim, or weave tightness, the
higher the scrim the higher the durability.