A pool safety cover is something every Vancouver pool owner is thinking about, but how do you know which one you need to pick? In this article, we are going to talk more about which pool safety cover is going to benefit your pool. You will learn the differences from one safety cover to the next so you can choose the option that is right for you.

Safety Cover Things You Need to Know

There are three different types of pool covers you have to choose from. These are winter cover, safety cover, automatic safety cover. Let’s go over the benefits of each one so you can choose which one is going to work best for you.

While all of the options help with keeping debris out of the pool, the covers also reduce the number of sun-grown algae that is likely to grow in your pool. This means you are going to have a cleaner pool, so you can get into the pool faster once you take the cover off.

Winter Cover

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Winter covers are basically a big tarp that goes over the pool and sits on the water during the winter to ward off debris. The cover is kept in place by water bags that you are going to need to replace pretty often. If you are looking at upfront costs, these are the best options for you. You should know that they will only last about 1-5 years before needing a replacement.

Safety Covers

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Traditionally, safety covers are usually woven mesh or solid vinyl that is secured to your pool deck with straps and anchors. Having a safety cover helps to prevent accidents and help protect animals or children that might wander into the area from getting hurt falling into a pool. Safety covers rarely require any attention during the winter while winter covers often need you to go get debris off of them.

If you decide to go with the mesh covers, they are easier to handle but they do not keep out all of the debris. Solid covers keep out the debris and allow you to have less to think about and clean up when it is time to open your pool. While price is something you have to think about, you should never put a limit on how much you’re willing to pay for safety.

Automatic Safety Covers

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Instead of simply covering your pool during the off-season, automatic safety covers are meant for you to be able to use every day. This helps you keep the debris out and saves energy since you are not going to have to run the filter all of the time. If you were worried about kids getting into your pool and want to keep your maintenance to a minimum, this is the option for you.

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