The Two Purposes of a Swimming Pool Cover

by Pool Builders on 12-23-2009 in Articles

A very often neglected pool accessory is the pool cover. We say it is neglected because not many people give them a second thought. This is a shame because these covers can serve two very important functions. These two functions are keeping your water clean and keeping it safe. This article will elaborate on these two aspects.

First, swimming pool covers are designed to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your pool. Very simply, if a pool has a cover on it, then debris cannot get into the pool. This is very important because most people would rather be enjoying their pools rather than having to clean it.

If you do not have a cover for your pool, you will quickly realize how much easier life would be with one. This is because leaves and insects will find their way into your pool. Once this happens, all you can do is use a manual or automatic pool cleaner to remove the debris from the pool floor.

In addition to cleaning, these covers are also a safety device. Depending on the type of cover, it may be able to withstand a person's weight on top of it. Unfortunately, many small children drown in swimming pools when unsupervised. While you may be thinking that you don't let your children near the water when you aren't around, the sad fact is that oftentimes, young children sneak out of the house while a parent is distracted. If you use a cover whenever the swimming pool is not in use, you can dramatically reduce the probability of a child entering the pool unsupervised. With that said, please keep a very close watch on your children around the pool.

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