With most of us taking “Staycations” this summer, it is the perfect time to think about home projects and upgrades for the months ahead. While it may be hard to think about closing your pool during these hot summer days, it is a great time to start planning for a safety cover for the fall.
What Is a Safety Cover?
The safety of our families and beloved pets is always important, but with most of us staying home more than ever before during COVID-19, the safety of our homes is becoming a top priority. Safety Covers (sometimes called “elephant covers”) are designed to prevent people or pets from falling into the pool when it is closed for the winter. These covers are made of exceptionally durable mesh or vinyl material and are anchored into your concrete with metal anchors.
Why is June or early July a good time to buy?
Because of their durability, and the time it takes to make and install these custom covers, safety covers are more expensive than traditional tarp-style winter covers. With that said, now is truly the best time to make a safety cover purchase. Manufacturers typically increase their pricing for safety covers starting at the height of their season in mid-July. Additionally, COVID-19 is causing manufacturing delays worldwide for almost everything consumers buy. Ordering a new safety cover before the typical busy season ensures that it will be delivered and ready for your pool closing as soon as you are. With the purchase of a safety cover, we will also close your pool for free in the fall. That is another great way to save some money during these unprecedented times.
For more information on replacing your safety cover, visit any of our Goodall Pools locations or call us at 717-774-6613 ext. 104