Out of all the swimming pool covers that you can choose from, a safety swimming pool cover may be the one you need to secure your pool in the offseason or even during the regular swimming year.
If you have kids, there may be no doubt that you want a safety cover. The basic type of automatic pool safety cover is essentially a giant trampoline that is securely attached over the pool.
These covers are installed by drilling anchor points into the concrete deck surrounding the pool. The cover is then installed by securing straps to each of these anchor points.
These covers are notoriously strong. In fact, some of the manufacturer's ads for them show an elephant standing on the middle of a covered pool while other ads show a car which was mistakenly driven onto the pool. The car is half sunk, but the cover is holding strong!
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One drawback to these safety covers is that leaves or debris can still get in your pool. This will make your pool a bit of a mess to clean up in the spring, but it's a small price to pay for safety.
Finally, there are solid safety covers that combine the virtues of both the winter cover and the safety cover. They are the most expensive kind and even require a pump to keep water from gathering in the center of the cover, but they will provide you with safety and with much cleaner water.
The bottom line is that if safety is a major concern, these safety swimming pool covers are certainly worth looking into
If you have an interest in a safety cover, you should look for quotes online and compare them to those offered by your local pool company. Keep in mind, though, that you will definitely want a safety cover to be professionally installed (they are not simple to install).
This might be obvious, but unless you are an expert, installing your own safety cover is potentially self-defeating. If you want to be certain to avoid any issues with size or fit, you might just be better off purchasing the swimming pool cover and having it installed by your local pool business.