Cooler nights and cooler days. That must mean one thing – the beginning of the end of summer! And time to close your pool. While there are many parts to this job, one important component is using the right pool cover. It affects not just how well your pool is protected in the winter, but how easy it will be to open your pool in the spring too.
Pool covers aren’t a one-size-fits-all. The type of pool, size of pool, the protection you want, and your budget will all affect which pool cover is right for you. Here are some options you should consider:
- The water bag cover: Perfect for both in-ground and above-ground pools, the water bag cover is made of a tarp-like material that is held to the ground by water bags. This option is good for the budget-conscious.
- The lock-in cover: Made of either the tarp-like material or vinyl, this extremely secure pool cover is secured with a series of mechanisms including cover beads, double tack coping, and a cover wedge. Great for either an in-ground or above-ground pool, this cover can be made to fit any size of pool.
- The leaf net: As the name indicates, the leaf net catches leaves so that they don’t fall into your pool. This cover is intended to fit over the water bag or lock-in cover for extra protection.
- The mesh safety cover: The durable mesh cover is perfect if you have an in-ground pool that doesn’t get a lot of leaves and other debris in their pool, yet you still want a high level of pool safety. You attach this cover into an anchoring system that is secured right on your pool deck.
No matter your needs, pool type, or budget, there is a cover that is right for you. Keep in mind that covers will needed to be pumped in the spring. Take a look at the options available, and enjoy a pool that is lower-maintenance in the spring.