Swimming pool covers are very useful add ons for saving you money by reducing your heating and cleaning costs. But they serve a few important other purposes as well.
Safety is always a big issue if you have a swimming pool. There is the issue of drowning, of course. But there is also the issue of someone inadvertently falling into the pool. This is especially true at night or when alcoholic drinks are involved. One way of alleviating the possibility of anyone falling into your pool is to ensure that, when not in use, it is covered with a pool cover that is sturdy enough to walk on. Usually, these kinds of covers will be made of a fiberglass mesh which can hold someone from 350 to just over 400 pounds easily. So it can easily hold the weight of a child who might inadvertently get too close to the pool edge.
A cover is also used for protecting your pool. It is great for keeping out unwanted animals such as squirrels, raccoons and other animals that can bring dirt and possibly diseases into the pool environment. But it helps to keep out uninvited human visitors as well. And, it helps to protect the pool against the elements.
For example, in high winds, it is not unusual for tree branches, twigs, insects, and the like to blow into your backyard area and into the pool. Pool covers prevent these from polluting your swimming pool. And, in cold weather environments, pool covers help to protect the pool during the long winter months. So when summer arrives the following year, clean up will be much less of a hassle and chore.
Swimming pools are one of the biggest luxury items that you can buy for a home. It is also one of the most expensive. So you want to take great care in treating it will. Swimming pool covers allow you to do that.
Many wonder if it is necessary to have covers for portable pools as well. If the pool is one of the cheaper inflatable pools then probably not, as you will simply empty it when done. But if it is a well constructed and sturdy portable pool which is put up in the beginning of the summer and left there for the entire season, then it is probably best to get a pool cover for it. In this instance, it serves the same benefits that a cover provides for the larger built in pools.