Swimming pool covers are a no-brainer.

Besides the fact that they are required by law in order to keep our little people safe, there are numerous other benefits to fitting a pool cover.

Thankfully, gone are the days of having large and cumbersome swimming pool nets which need some sort of PhD and permanent gym membership to operate. Today we are fortunate to enjoy a variety of options when it comes to pool covers.

What pool cover is right for you?

Thermal covers, slat cover, leaf covers, bubble blankets and custom-made wooden or plastic covers are all great options, depending on your needs.

Bubble blankets are a firm favourite, being incredibly easy to use and often coming with a tool to remove and replace the cover. They are generally the cheapest option with a great life span and are a cinch to install. It’s worth checking, however, on the safety aspect as you may require additional features to keep children safe – depending on the installation and the product itself.

Installing a full swimming pool cover, and not just a net, adds many benefits. A pool cover:

  • Prevents water evaporation by up to 95% – essential in our hot South African climate.
  • Reduced the amount of chemicals needed to keep your pool clean.
  • Increases the temperature of the water in cooler months, extending your swimming season.
  • Reduces cleaning time, as leaves and other garden debris are caught by the pool cover.

It’s good to know that you have so many more options than your parent’s did when it comes to choosing the best pool cover for your needs. No matter the size or shape, covering your pool when not in use is the best way to maintain it and get the very best out of your swimming season.

For all your swimming pool needs visit us at poolspa.co.za.