Do you have children in the house? Do you live in a neighborhood with people who may want to get into your pool when you’re gone? Are there pets in the household that can wriggle through the safety fence and potentially get into the pool. The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas have tips on how to choose a pool safety cover.

There are three safety cover choices

  1. Solid
  2. Mesh
  3. A hybrid

How to choose a pool safety cover

Once the pool has been installed, and even if you have a safety fence — and chances are it will be a requirement to have a pool safety fence, a safety cover is an additional layer of safety.

Mesh safety covers:

  1. prevent water from pooling on top of the cover
  2. rain will get through, but debris won’t
  3. check how much weight the cover will hold and purchase accordingly

Solid safety covers:

  1. are solid
  2. rain won’t get in
  3. debris won’t get in
  4. because rain isn’t getting in you will need to remove standing water
  5. again, check the weight the cover can hold

Hybrid covers:

  1. block UV rays
  2. they are solid
  3. BUT they also have mesh

Because more than 3,000 people die annual in the United States in swimming pool accidents you definitely want to have an additional layer of safety.

If an easy opening in the spring is what you’re after, and you can handle moving and storing a heavy cover, then solid is the best choice for you.

Prefer the lightest option available and don’t mind some extra work to open your pool? Choose mesh. Ask us if you have any questions on what kind of pool safety cover is right for your pool.