Swimming pools can add fun, beauty, and value to a home. However, if they are not properly cared for they can be dangerous and expensive. Protecting your investment by regularly using a swimming pool cover will help create a safe, easy to maintain, and energy-efficient one for your family and friends to enjoy.
Perhaps the biggest concern is safety, especially for families with young children and animals. There are two ways to protect against accidental drowning – mesh and solid automatic pool covers. Mesh covers are meant for long-term use and can be used all year.
They allow rain and snow to fall through, which eliminates the threat of drowning. Solid covers, on the other hand, collect precipitation and create puddles of water, so an additional drain panel or water pump may be necessary.
Pools can take a lot of time and effort to maintain, but with the proper care, you can prevent bacteria and prolong the life of your investment. An uncovered pool is exposed to too much sunlight. This causes a reduction in chemicals and ultimately fungi will grow on the pool walls. Using a cover will prevent this problem and make it easier to own a home swimming pool.
Unwanted falling leaves and debris can be difficult to clean. There are light pool covers available for everyday use during the pool season, as well as heavy-duty winter covers – both keep large debris out, reducing the need for time-consuming skimming and vacuuming of the pool. Mesh covers will still allow rainwater and snow to drain into the pool during the winter, but keep it clean enough for easy maintenance in the spring.