When examining pool owners’ lists of purchases, a pool safety cover often ends up in the “Nice To Have” column. What keeps them from the “Must Have” items? Money.
One of the most common questions we hear at Goodall Pools and Spas is this: “Is a pool safety cover worth the extra money?” Our answer is yes. Between protecting your loved ones and protecting your pool, safety covers make themselves well worth the investment.
What are pool safety covers?
A pool safety cover is a heavy-duty covering placed over an inground pool when it’s not in use. Typically made of mesh or solid vinyl, they fasten to anchor points around the pool’s perimeter. Their durability makes them ideal for long-term use.
Our offerings at Goodall Pools and Spas include both mesh and vinyl safety covers from Merlin Industries. With various shapes and colors to choose from, these definitely belong on your pool closing shopping list.
How will a pool safety cover protect my loved ones?
There is no price tag you can put on safety. This is especially true when it comes to those you love. And the best quality of a pool safety cover is that it keeps inexperienced swimmers from falling into the water when no one’s monitoring the pool.
Think of all the times you said to your infant or toddler, “How did you do that?” they climbed into the kitchen sink. Or they snuck treats out of the highest cabinet. And let’s not forget the time they rearranged the apps on your phone. Somehow, they accomplish these feats.
What would happen if they managed to unlock the back door and ventured alone toward your inground pool? If the pool doesn’t have a safety cover firmly in place, this scenario could quickly become a disaster. While it’s only a remote possibility, you don’t want to take the risk.
The same goes for furry “children” as well. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits. These creatures have a talent for getting in and out of strange places when we humans aren’t looking. You definitely don’t want the pool to be one of those places. So put that safety cover in place, and protect your entire household.
How will a pool safety cover protect my pool?
As we’ve said time and time again, your pool is an investment. Proper maintenance ensures the best return on that investment by preserving its look and structural integrity. A high-quality safety cover is a key player in your pool’s overall health.
For starters, a safety cover prevents dirt and debris from landing in the pool when you’re not using it. Less dirt and debris means better water chemistry. This is especially important between mid-fall and late spring in Pennsylvania when your pool stays closed for several months. During this time, the only active sanitation comes from the winterization chemicals in the pool water.
Without a safety cover, the inside of your pool becomes a collection hub for all sorts of organic contaminants. Leaves, seeds, pollen, and the list goes on. Over time, these contaminants lead to algae growth on the pool’s interior if left untreated. And algae causes deterioration of the pool structure. In other words, a pool without a safety cover is more vulnerable to costly repairs in the long run.
Where can I get a pool safety cover?
With pool closing season on the horizon, now is the time to purchase your safety cover from Goodall Pools and Spas. Visit one of our five locations today, and we’ll get you situated with a vinyl or mesh cover from our inventory.