One of the most essential pool supplies you’ll need is a pool cover, but not all pool covers are created equal. In fact, there are several different types you can choose from, and which one you choose may depend on your budget and intended usage. Here are a few quick advantages of each of these pool covers:
- Mesh Pool Covers – Also known as safety covers, mesh pool covers can be solid or be made of mesh materials. These pool covers are ideal because they will catch debris and other items that may fall into your pool, while also adding a layer of protection when your pool isn’t in use. Your pool water may be more at-risk with these pool covers due to their porous nature.
- Tarp Pool Covers – Tarp pool covers are often the least expensive and are effective at blocking items from entering your pool. They look similar to a basic tarp that might be used for other functions, but can be ideal when your pool is a non-standard size. Note that it takes proper setup to ensure that tarp pool covers won’t blow away, and it may be difficult to keep snow, ice, and other debris from collecting on top.
- Automatic Pool Covers – Automatic pool covers are generally added at the time your pool is being built, and with the press of a button, you can simply open or close your swimming pool. These pool covers are often expensive and may require maintenance or repairs if any of the mechanical components ever stop working properly.
At Carolina Pool Builders, Inc., we’ll be happy to assist you with the selection of the pool cover that works best for your pool and your maintenance needs. Stop by our pool supply store or call to inquire about our pool opening and closing services. We look forward to assisting you soon!