Once you make the decision to purchase a winter pool cover you have a number of choices before you. Obviously, the first choice will be made for you based on whether you have an in-ground pool or an above ground pool. After that, you must decide which is best for your situation: a mesh pool cover, a solid pool cover, or a safety cover. Safety covers are also available in mesh or solid, plus a third option which is a solid cover with mesh drainage panels.
Pool safety covers are a more expensive option than regular pool covers. So why would you choose to invest the extra money? Let's explore some reasons why safety covers are an economical choice for your swimming pool.
They Are More Attractive
If you've ever seen a pool with a regular pool cover you will know that they are not attractive to look at. You have the bagginess of the cover itself drooping limply down into the pool, the lumpiness of the water bags or other devices used to weigh down the cover, and worst of all, if the pool is a non-standard size or shape, you have all that extra cover lying around on the pool deck or in the yard. To say that it is unsightly is being generous.
A safety cover, on the other hand, is designed to be suspended above the surface of the pool at the same height as the deck. They are anchored securely to the deck and are under tension to remain taut. If your pool is a non-standard size or shapes the cover is custom fabricated to fit the exact size and shape of your pool using Computer-Aided Design (CAD). So there's no lumpiness or extra fabric lying around. It fits like a well-made leather glove.