Swimming Pool Covers Are a Must For Above and in Ground Pools

by Pool Builders on 01-17-2010 in Articles

When it is cold outside, pool owners have to use swimming pool covers in order to keep debris from falling in to the pool. These covers also keep leaves and other debris from falling into the water in the months that you cannot use the pool as well. With that in mind, you need to find covers that will be able to fit the expanse of your pool, as well as survive the elements through the colder months.

There are different types of swimming pool covers for pools that are below the ground or on top of the ground. You know which type of pool this is, because it is fairly obvious. Pools are under the ground or built in, while ones are above the ground are set up. One that is an in ground pool is permanently installed, while those that are not to be taken down at any time.

It should be noted that if you have an above ground pool then you have two options. You can either leave the pool up once it gets cold outside and put a cover on it, or you could simply take it down depending on the type of pool it is. If it is one that does not have anything holding it up (so the sides are inflatable), then you can indeed just take it down for the winter. However, if you had to literally set up it is going to be more difficult to take it down. If you have the latter type of above ground pool that it is a better idea for you to get a cover.

Any in ground pools should have swimming pool covers for the winter. In ground pools tend to be larger than those that are above ground, and you have to keep up with their maintenance for years. It is as much easier to put a cover on them to forget about them for the winter.

Using a pool cover can keep you from having to clean up the bottom of the pool before using it again. This is especially true if you keep water in the pool during the winter months, which can get extremely dirty especially if uncovered. Remember that leaves fall from the trees during the fall, and winter weather can be rough. These reasons are why a pool cover is absolutely essential if you own a pool, whether or not you drain the water from it or not.

You can find swimming pool covers at just about any pool supply retailer. They are a common product, and can be found at reasonable prices. Expect to pay anywhere from $15-$30 for your pool cover.

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