Different Types of Swimming Pool Covers

Swimming pool covers are a must-have for pool owners to make their lives easier. And there are different types of swimming pool covers to choose from. Pool Covers keep the pool clean whenever you close it, let say for the winter. It makes pool owners’ life easier to clean and less work when you decide to open the pool.

Pool covers have different types but share several things in common. They all:

  • Reduce evaporation on your pool water
  • Keep out dirt and debris
  • Can cut cleaning time in half

Types of Swimming Pool Covers


Automatic Pool Covers

Automatic pool covers are simple to use. And as the name implies they automatically open and closes at the push of a button. They are also easy to operate and more secure than any other types of pool covers. It also provides safety for pool owners.
  • Cuts down on the evaporation of pool water.
  • Easy to take on and off.
  • SAFE!
  • Pricey
  • It doesn’t heat the pool’s water.

Solar pool cover

Solar pool covers are maybe the least expensive of all the types of pool covers. They’re made of light durable materials. The installation is easy as well.
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Reduce evaporation by up to 99 percent
  • Keeps dirt and debris out of the pool water
  • Can increase the water temperature
  • Difficult to roll
  • Cannot withstand the weight of even a small child or animal
  • Don’t insulate the water as well as thermal covers

Winter Swimming Pool Covers

As far as keeping debris out of your pool is concerned, they’re great. Especially since they’re made of a non-permeable solid material.

  • Installation is easy
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to roll out and roll up
  • Keeps out debris
  • Reduces evaporation
  • Does not heat water
  • Shortest lifespan
  • Water tubes require bi-yearly replacement

Solid Safety Pool Covers

Solid safety pool covers are made from non-permeable vinyl material. And since the material is non-permeable, water and snow can’t pass through it.

  • Provides UV protection
  • Prevents ultra-fine debris from seeping into the water
  • Doesn’t last long
  • Requires initial anchor installation

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