Deciding whether to get a winter pool cover or a safety cover isn’t always an easy choice (see Part 1). Winter covers are less of a hassle to put on, and they may be less expensive. But safety covers provide extra protection for people who don’t want children and pets falling into the pool during the winter. In this article, we’ll consider some of the benefits of pool safety covers so you can make an informed choice.
An In-Depth Look at Pool Safety Covers
In case you weren’t aware, you may be held legally liable for injuries incurred by minors who trespass on your lawn if you have an object on your property that children may find attractive. A pool without a secure cover could be a legal risk. Not to mention that a pool left without a safety cover could end up causing a tragic physical impairment or even loss of life. With a pool safety cover installed securely over your pool, you’re far less likely to face legal trouble or have a child or pet even end up in the pool in the first place.
Safety pool covers are an ideal way to keep your pool protected year-round. They can be used not just in the winter, but for vacations, or for any time your pool isn’t going to be in use for a while.
Like their winter cover counterparts, safety covers are great at keeping sunlight and debris out of the pool. They come in both mesh and solid cover options. If blocking sunlight and debris are some of your top priorities, you’ll want to go with a solid safety cover.
Adults who are vigilant about watching a pool during the summer months may grow lax in this responsibility once the weather changes. They assume that, because an adult wouldn’t want to enter a pool in cold weather, a child isn’t likely to either. Unfortunately, kids don’t always base their decisions on logic. They may not consider the weather at all when they see an uncovered or loosely covered pool. If a child or pet were to enter a pool with a winter cover on it, they may get trapped inside and no one would know where they were. With a pool safety cover, they would be effectively prevented from entering the water.
Safety covers are known for their strength and durability. They tend to last longer than winter pool covers. They’re also relatively low-maintenance.
Another advantage is that safety covers also tend to be more aesthetically pleasing than winter covers. Their sleek, smooth design draws less attention than a bulky winter cover would. When you use a safety cover on your pool in the wintertime, you don’t have to worry about an unsightly pool getting in the way of your holiday decorating plan.
After reading all these advantages, you may want to consider just using your safety cover as a winter cover. This is an excellent idea. In our final article in this series, we’ll offer some helpful tips for preparing your pool for winter and adding your safety cover.
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