As winter temperature dip lower and lower, it’s time to cover your pool for the off-use season. A good pool cover can provide protection from the elements. When selecting a cover, there are a few different types to consider:
Standard Mesh Pool Covers
A standard mesh pool cover is a large piece of porous material that sits on top of your water like a tarp. During the winter months, these standard covers allow rain and snow melt to make it’s way into your water while deterring evaporation and keeping out dirt and debris.
Standard Solid Pool Covers
Similar to the standard mesh pool cover above, a standard solid pool cover is a solid barrier that floats on the top of your pool’s surface to help prevent water from evaporating and other materials such as dirt and debris from making its way into your pool. A solid pool cover also blocks sunlight and can help prevent algae growth from occurring in your pool during periods of non-use.
Security Pool Covers
Security pool covers look like large trampoline covers that cover your pool with the aid of anchored spring-loaded straps. This type of cover is highly effective at keeping out leaf debris and other organic matter and if you live in a cold climate, great at holding a heavy load of snow. With a lifespan of approximately 10 to 15 years, security pool covers are a great way to preserve your pool.
Automatic Pool Covers
Available in a wide range of forms, automatic pool covers offer continuous protection against unwanted swimmers while providing solar warmth to protect your pool. They also protect against leaves and debris from making it’s way into your waters to help cut down cleaning time of your pool. Accompanied by a heftier price tag, automatic pool covers typically last a few years and oftentimes need to be replaced.
At Signature Pools, we recommend that you talk to the professionals about what pool cover is right for your specific pool before making the jump on purchasing a cover.