Blogs from September, 2019

Pool cover

If you own a swimming pool, keeping it covered when not in use is essential. Here’s why.

Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Small Children

That’s according to Pool Safely. The organization, which is a branch of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, states that children ages 1 to 4 are most likely to die due to drowning. That’s a shocking statistic, especially when you consider some of these deaths could have been prevented.

A pool safety cover does exactly as advertised: It keeps children safe around your pool.

Different Types of Covers

Now that you understand the importance of a cover, consider also the different types of covers available on the market.

An Automatic Safety Cover

An automatic cover isn’t your cheapest option, but it is by far the most convenient. Automatic covers rollout on a track with the push of a button. Pretty slick. In addition to providing a sturdy protective barrier over your pool, this cover also prevents evaporation, so you won’t have to top off your pool nearly as often, saving water. It also preserves chemicals and keeps debris out, maintaining a cleaner, healthier pool.

Manual Track-Style Cover

A step down from the automatic cover, a manual track cover provides the same protection, it just requires a little more work. You’ll simply pull this cover across the pool when you’re done swimming for the day.

Mesh Cover

If you plan on buttoning up your pool for the winter, consider going with a mesh cover. This type of cover is anchored to the pool deck, keeping debris out of your pool during the winter and protecting curious little kids from falling in. And because it’s made of porous fabric, rainwater will pass right through it. That way you want to have to drop the water level before closing your pool for the season.

Bottom line: Your swimming pool was a wise investment that will create many happy memories for years to come, but we strongly advise that you keep it covered when not in use. We’ll be happy to take a look at your pool and discuss cover options. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (972) 441-7335.