Pool Covers save you money, cut down on evaporation and can be used during the summer or winter to cover your pool for extra protection against the elements. They are also more convenient to use than the alternatives because they can be closed and opened at the touch of a button or remote control.
Choosing the Right One
There are several types of pool covers available on the market and each type is designed to fit a specific pool. Knowing which ones will work best for your pool will help you find the most cost effective option and provide you with the maximum amount of benefits. Solar Safe Pool Covers can help you choose the right pool cover for your pool in the Phoenix and Tucson, AZ metro areas.
Regardless of the style, you want to ensure that you can easily pull it on and off and fold it up or store it out of sight when not in use. There are several options for this including manual, semi-automatic or automatic cover reels that roll up the cover and can be moved out of the way when not in use.
Safety and Efficiency
The most important factor in selecting the best cover for your pool is safety. Whether you have children or pets, having a pool cover that is safe and secure will reduce your risk of accidents. Here you can learn more about why pool covers are better than a pool fence or net.
If you have small kids or pets, a solid vinyl safety cover is probably the best choice since it is more durable and firmly held in place with smart straps that anchor the cover to the pool deck. This helps to keep the cover from coming off or slipping off, preventing accidents and injuries.
They also protect your pool from sunlight which can degrade the chlorine in the water. This can lead to a higher number of bacteria and algae, which is not good for your water.
Another option is a solar pool cover that uses air bubbles to float on top of the water and allow sunlight to heat the water while preventing most evaporation. This is an excellent option if your pool is on the sunny side of your property, reducing the amount of energy it needs to be heated.
It is best to get a cover that is sized and shaped for your pool, so you can ensure it fits snugly without gaps. If you aren’t sure, ask your salesperson to show you a variety of different options and give you an accurate quote on the best type of pool cover for your needs.
The next factor to consider is how easy it will be to remove and reinstall. If you have a large pool, you may be able to install an automated track system that rolls the cover on and off at the push of a button or remote.
Lastly, be sure to choose a cover that is made from the right material for your pool. If you have a free form pool, a solid vinyl safety cover may be a good option as it will hold up better than a tarp and last longer than mesh.
If you want to learn more about the best pool covers in Arizona contact our team at Solar Safe Pool Covers for more information and to schedule a consultation.