Swimming Pool Covers - An Inexpensive Way To Protect Your Pool

by Pool Builders on 03-16-2007 in Articles

You've finally done it! You saved up, you looked at designs, and you bought that swimming pool you always wanted. Great! But now one of the obvious questions comes in: how to protect it? Swimming pool covers are made for every shape and type of pool around. No matter what your pool looks like, there will be a cover made to protect it. Covers are really a necessary investment and need to be considered.

When you're looking for a cover, take your time and don't rush the process. Remember that manufacturers have made a wide range of products to suit the needs of any potential owners. Covers are available in many different sizes and for various shapes. If you can't find one that perfectly fits your pool, you can even have it custom made.

Generally they come in two varieties, and several types. As far as the two varieties go, there are the manual variety, which means you pull them by hand on and off the swimming pool, or there are the automatic variety that will unroll or remove by simply pressing a button. Motorized are far more expensive than their manual counterparts and will often require more extensive maintenance and upkeep.

When shopping there are three main options: winter pool covers, safety pool covers, or solar pool covers. Winter covers are covers that can be used at any time of the year, all year long. Winter covers are known for reducing water evaporation, and for protecting a pool from leaves, branches, and other objects that can fall and damage or discolor your pool.

Safety covers are designed to be strong and protective, and are made with little children in mind. It is designed so that little children and animals can not, and will not, accidentally fall into a pool. This is obviously a great choice if there are kids and pets around your house quite a bit, since safety should always come first.

The other option is a solar cover. These covers are designed to maintain the water's heat through retention - meaning it lets less of the pool's heat escape, and so that water will remain warm. In addition to this, a solar cover will minimize the evaporation from the pool and increase any energy from the sun into the water.

These are the types of swimming pool covers available for your home pool, and depending on your need, and desires, the options are many for the perfect cover.

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