If you have a pool, you know the importance of keeping it in good shape. Like any other part of your home, a pool needs regular maintenance to stay healthy and last for years. What about when it’s freezing outside? Can you cover your collection? In this post, we’ll explain the difference between safety and winter cover so you can make an informed decision.
What Is A Winter Cover?
A winter pool cover is a specially designed fabric that helps protect your pool from the elements. It keeps leaves, dirt, and debris out so you can enjoy your collection even when it’s cold outside. Winter covers are made from durable materials that allow rain or snow to pass through while preventing leaves, dirt, and other debris from entering the water. They’re designed to be easily removed in spring so you can open up your pool for summer fun.
What Is A Safety Cover?
Safety covers are made of durable materials, such as vinyl or polyester. The material used in safety covers is designed to be solid and secure, so they will not rip or tear easily. Safety covers also have several other benefits that make them ideal for outdoor pools:
- They are easy to install. Unlike winter covers which require you to remove your pool’s filter system and sometimes even the pool pump, safety covers can be installed by one person within minutes of arriving at your home with an empty truck bed.
- They sit higher off the ground than traditional winter covers, making them more water resistant than their counterparts since water has less opportunity to seep into cracks between panels or seams along the sides. This makes it easier for rainwater not only to fall off safely but also to prevent any leaking onto nearby surfaces underneath, such as decking boards or concrete walkways, if installed correctly!
Other Types Of Pool Covers
You need to consider other types of pool covers as well. For example, a retractable cover is a good option for those who want an easy way to cover their pool when it’s not in use. These covers are much like the ones you would see on your patio furniture and can be easily folded up and stored away when not in use.
Safety covers are specifically designed to keep kids out of the water while still allowing adults access to the pool area. These will require installation but can be worth it if you’re concerned about keeping your children safe around water.
Pool blankets are another option for keeping your pool covered when it’s not in use. They work similarly to tarps used by contractors or gardeners during inclement weather events such as rainstorms or hailstorms (though they won’t withstand these types of storms). The best part about using this type of cover is that there’s no installation required—it simply goes overtop one end of your pool so that no water will leak out through openings where water drains from inside it onto lawns nearby during heavy downpours throughout springtime seasons when winterizing begins!
Pool Covers: Which Is Right For You?
If you’re thinking about adding a pool cover to your backyard oasis, several factors must be considered. Both types of covers have their pros and cons. Safety covers are generally more expensive but last longer because they don’t require any maintenance as pool covers. They also prevent accidents by keeping pets out and preventing children from falling into the water. Finally, safety covers can be used year-round regardless of weather conditions.
On the other hand, traditional pool covers can be used at any time of year if you live in an area where winters aren’t too harsh—but those who live in colder climates may not want to use them during winter months because they would have to pay for heating bills or risk damaging their pool cover by leaving it uncovered for extended periods (or both!).