Installing a safety cover on your backyard swimming pool for the winter is an important step to protect your pool against the elements. A safety cover is also a smart choice for an inground pool owner to ensure that nobody falls into the pool by accident over the winter.
How do I install a safety cover?
With a professional installer like Pool Craft, the job of installing a pool safety cover can be done within a couple of hours. The cover will be held in place with grommets installed in the pool deck. These grommets can be tightened to be flush with the pool deck during the summer months, so that it is not a tripping hazard. It is important to make sure the type of grommet you use matches the material your deck is made out of so that they hold tightly in place without causing any damage.
The safety cover is held in place by springs, which are tight enough to allow someone to walk on top of the pool cover.
Types of Safety Covers
There are two main types of safety covers to choose from, depending on your needs.
Mesh Safety Covers: The industry standard mesh cover is lightweight, and easy to clean and store for the winter. Its weight makes it convenient and easy to install and remove. These covers prevent leaves and debris from getting into the pool, but allow water and melted snow through.
Heavy Duty Mesh Covers: As the name suggests, these are made of a thicker material than the previously mentioned mesh covers. These provide a stronger protection against heavier debris that may land on the pool during the winter, but still allow water to drain through.
Consider your backyard and how much debris your pool is likely to fall on your pool cover during the winter before making a decision on what type of cover you want.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about how you can get your pool prepared for winter, contact Pool Craft for expert advice and service in Richmond Hill and all of the Greater Toronto Area. We can walk you through the process and help you make sure that your swimming pool is in perfect condition once the sun comes out again!