When it comes to pool safety products there are really three ASTM-approved pool products in the United States marketplace. These products are – the pool safety fence, the pool safety net, and the pool safety cover. The latter is a popular option for those wanting additional benefits beyond pool safety.
How can a pool safety cover help you? Here’s a quick breakdown of the advantages of a swimming pool cover.
POOL SAFETY – MAKE CHILD POOL SAFETY A PRIORITY WITH THIS ESSENTIAL POOL SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
- Keep children at bay from the pool during all seasons. An ASTM-approved swimming pool cover can hold a tremendous amount of weight. During the warmer months, it functions as a barrier to avoid mishaps like an accidental falling or an unsupervised incident. During the winter months, a pool cover will mask the ice – deterring little ones from going into the pool. The pool cover effectively hides the water or ice, dissuading any temptations of a dip for winter onlookers.
POOL MAINTENANCE – DECREASED CLEANING TIME OF YOUR POOL.
- In addition to using a pool cover as a pool barrier, in New England, it is used for maintenance. From fall through spring, this pool safety product does double duty as leaf protection. While the leaves may be light, the weight adds up. The cover stops leaves from clogging the skimmer. It also prevents the leaves from staining the pool and minimizes the time you have to spend on leaf clean-up.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL – RETAINING THE HEAT IN YOUR POOL CAN RESULT IN ENERGY SAVINGS.
- Additionally, some folks never close their pools. They turn on their heater and use the pool in the middle of winter (spas as well). A pool safety cover will not hold all of the heat in because it is made of mesh. It will help retain the heated water from your pool’s heat pump – resulting in some energy savings. Many clients in warmer climates use pool safety covers to heat their pools as well. They leverage the heating chamber the sun creates between the top of the pool water and the pool safety cover. Thus, keeping the pool at comfortable temperatures.
REGARDLESS OF THE “SIDE BENEFITS” OF A POOL SAFETY COVER, THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT IS TO MAKE YOUR SWIMMING POOL SAFE.