Everything About Pool Covers – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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Unfortunately, summer cannot last forever. When the end of the summer season approaches, you will place your bathing suit back in your closet, opt to drink pina colada indoors, and place a cover over your swimming pool. Opting not to place a cover over your pool will only result in a dirty pool that will have to undergo a lot of costly cleanup sessions in order for you to enjoy it once again. There are indeed a lot of pool cover options on the market; therefore, there might be some confusion when it comes time to deciding which option is your best match. At the moment, there are a couple of pool cover types that seem to be the favorite of millions individuals around the globe, as they keep selling like hotcakes due to their benefits (read below).

 

Automatic Covers

Good:

This type of cover comes in different forms which is why its prince range is between $5,000 USD to $15,000 USD. They are able to offer constant protection against unwanted swimmers/guests and keep debris and leaves out of the pool.

Bad:

They are great solar covers; therefore, they might heat water too much. Since they are made of vinyl material, they tend to wear out after five years.

Ugly:

Heavy loads of snow or rain can make automatic covers cave-in. This leaves a lot of people thinking if they are really worth the splurge or not.

 

Standard Winter Cover

Good:

This type of pool covers, which generally cost $75.00-$225.00, do a terrific job keeping out the sunlight as well as debris from a pool. They are one of the most affordable swimming pool covers on the market which is why they are often among the bestsellers.

Bad:

There are some individuals who dislike the appearance of standard winter covers, as they are made of a tarp-like material and must be held down with a couple of water bags. Standard winter covers will only last you one to three seasons. You definitely don’t want this type of cover to cave-in; therefore, to ensure water does not buildup on top, you will have to get a hold of a pump.

Ugly:

If you opt to purchase this type of pool cover, you have to make sure that nobody attempts to walk on it as it holds very little weight; therefore, anybody who decides to get on it will more than likely get wet.

 

Security Cover

Good:

This type of covers, which costs about $1,200.00-$3,000 USD, is more popular than standard covers. About 90% of individuals who have in-ground pools opt to utilize a security cover. Spring-loaded straps are connected to the cover and are anchored into the concrete. There are two types of security covers on the market. The main security cover type, which can last ten to fifteen years, is constructed of mesh material; therefore, it is able to keep debris and leaves out. The other type of security cover, which is made of a solid vinyl material, can last you between six to ten years. It does not let any water pass through, which means that the water that your swimming pool withholds should still look as clear as the day you decided to put it to rest.

Bad:

The main security cover type can certainly support a meaningful amount of weight, but might not prevent water from passing through it.

Ugly:

Security covers have a trampoline-like appearance; therefore, you have to notify guests of what it is before they start to try to have fun on it.

As you can conclude, each type of these pool covers have meaningful benefits. Any one of them can protect a swimming pool from the unwanted. It’s up to you to decide which type of cover best meets your long-term needs, and wallet status.

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