Do you enjoy peace of mind? I know I do. Having kids typically leads to a lot of worry about safety, especially when it comes to playing in or around the pool. Perhaps you turn away from watching your child playing on the pool deck for a moment to wash some dishes, or change out the laundry – wouldn’t you like the peace of mind knowing that he or she will be safe even if you have to step away for a moment? Having a pool safety cover in place when the pool is not being used can help to ensure your loved ones remain safe at all times. Additionally, pool safety covers prevent objects and debris from entering your pool, which in turn helps keep the pool clean and the chemicals balanced. I’ve blogged before about the importance of pool safety fences – consider the pool safety cover to be the horizontal compliment to the vertical safety fence.
Pool safety covers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the two main types are mesh covers and solid covers. Both are very useful, but it is important to do a little research beforehand and figure out exactly which type would be best for your pool. Mesh safety covers will block leaves and other debris, but allow rain and small particles through to ensure there is no buildup of water which would strain the cover. Mesh covers will completely encompass the surface of your pool, and are anchored or secured along the outer perimeter of the pool in the concrete.
Solid safety covers (typically vinyl) on the other hand, block out everything. Rain, leaves, debris (and children!) stand no chance against the solid cover, making it the single most effective way to reduce your chemical expenses while the pool is not in use. One important factor to consider when choosing either of these covers is to ensure that they meet current safety standards in the amount of pounds they can hold, should a child or children accidentally fall onto the cover.
Whenever possible (practically and financially), it is always advisable to have a pool safety cover. Consider purchasing one soon, in order to ensure the safety of your loved ones, and ease in keeping your pool clean! The peace of mind (and financial benefits) will be worth it. For more pool care tips check our our blog. And “Like” us on Facebook!