Having a swimming pool cover is beneficial for a number of reasons. It is a safety must if you have small children, but also has the added benefit of helping keep your pool free of leaves and other debris. Pool covers also help to keep the water warmer, making swimming year all year round a far more appealing idea. But if it is the first time you are looking into covering over your pool, what are the best swimming pool cover options out there, and what are the differences between them?

The Best Swimming Pool Covers

Swimming pool covers are separated into two kinds of covers – floating covers and safety covers. While the features of both are similar, it is really dependant on your requirement as to which would be the best swimming pool cover for your pool.

Floating covers

Floating covers are a more cost-effective option when it comes to pool covers. These covers are your basic canvas covers and UV treated net or shade cloth covers that have no solid base. These covers use a steel plate and hook system to pull over your pool. These are the best swimming pool covers to use if you are just wanting to keep dirt and debris out of the water, as well as even out the temperature and help prevent algae.

Safety Covers

Safety covers are designed with an aluminium or stainless steel pole base that runs the width of your pool. These are then covered with a PVC sheet and are the best swimming pool covers to use if you have small children. These covers work on a ratchet system so are easy to use and can bear a fair amount of weight onto the top of them. They are also fitted close enough to the pool to prevent children from climbing underneath them. While being a great safety feature, they also have the added benefit of regulating pool temperature and keeping debris out of the water.

If you have any questions about the best swimming pool cover options or any other pool related queries, give Poolspa a shout on 011 793 1381 for friendly and professional advice.