During the hot days of summer, there’s nothing like being able to cool off with a dip and to splash around with your family and friends. It is also a great way to get in shape and to teach your children how to swim. However, when you own your own pool, it will need regular maintenance as well as a way to minimize potential safety risks.
If you are looking for a way to make your pool safer for your kids and pets, consider the purchase of a swimming pool cover; it will save you a lot of time and keep your kids and pets safe.
Swimming Pool Cover Ideas
When your swimming pool is not in use (especially during the winter months) it is a great idea to cover it up so that debris doesn’t fall in as well as to keep your kids and pets safe.
There are a ton of different types of pool covers and each has its own features and qualities. They come in many shapes, sizes, and designs e.g. manually operated or electronic swimming pool covers that run on tracks at the push of a button. Keep reading for more information that will, hopefully, give you some pool cover ideas.
Safety cover- If you have an outdoor pool, you may not use it during the winter but there is still the danger that your child or pet could accidentally walk on it. A safety cover will come with reinforced webbing straps that can take more weight than a regular winter cover.
Vinyl cover- This type is perfect for insulating pools and preventing heat loss and evaporation of pool covers. These can be locked with a key and are excellent for keeping children out of your pool
Solid cover- These types of pool covers are quite sturdy and are able to hold almost 500 pounds per square foot. They are usually anchored to a deck so that they are stretched over a pool and are excellent at preventing accidents from happening.
Net cover- These types of covers are something akin to the type of net that is used to catch circus performers who do high wire acts in case they fall. Net pool covers function in the same way. In addition, since they are not mistaken for a solid surface, children will not go near it. It does a great job at keeping kids and pets out of the pool but does a poor job of preventing from debris getting into the pool.
Mesh cover- These types of covers are like extremely fine nets and are exceedingly strong so they will do an excellent job at keeping children and pets out of the pool. Mesh covers do an excellent job at keeping large pieces of debris out the water so they will prevents filters from getting clogged and making it easy to clean the pol.
The above list presents pool cover ideas that will keep your pool water free of contaminants, protect your pool from winter elements, and will provide a protective barrier that will prevent your kids or pets from falling into the water.