Standard Winter Pool Cover
This type of cover is effective at keeping the sunlight and debris out off your pool during the winter season. Made of a tarp-like material, these covers need to be held down by water or sandbags and only last 1 to 3 seasons.This type of cover cannot hold a lot of weight and will require a pump to keep the water off of the top of it to keep the cover from caving in. With a lack of aesthetic appeal and a short lifespan, these covers start cheap but will need to be replaced after just a few years of use.
Security Pool Cover
This cover is a popular option among many inground pool owners and is available in mesh or solid. This cover looks similar to a trampoline with spring-loaded straps connected to the cover and anchored to the concrete, holding it in place.
Mesh Security Cover
We mainly offer mesh security covers due to its durability and convenience. This cover does not reassure a pump and can handle heavyweight such as snow loads while also keeping leaves and other debris out. This type of cover does not require any additional upkeep and can last from 1- to 25 years.
Mesh does allow water through which can result in dirty water come springtime.
Solid Security Cover
Solid security covers are made from vinyl material and do not allow water to pass through. This type of cover requires a pump to keep the water off of the cover, and you can expect your pool to be clear when you remove the cover in the spring.
The pumps for these covers don’t last more than 2-4 years due to the wear and tear of the elements and cost around $200 or more to replace them. Solid covers also tend to have a shorter lifespan than mesh covers.
Automatic Pool Covers
There are a variety of automatic covers, which gives them a board price, ranging anywhere from $12,000-$22,000. Automatic covers help to keep leaves and debris out of the pool, work as solar covers, and offer you constant protection against unwanted swimmers/guests.
The vinyl material they are made out f wears out in about five years and replacing the vinyl material can be expensive, ranging from $2,000-$4,000. These covers may also overheat the water, making your pool less refreshing in the summertime.
Another issue is that these covers can collapse after a heavy snowfall and also tend to break down. Automatic covers are made up of many components that can break down, such as aluminum track and a motor as well as ropes and pulleys. These break downs can be frustrating and can even hinder the use of your pool.
When you’re ready to winterize your pool, call Swimming Pool Discounters. We can help you find the best pool cover for your budget and can also help you select other winterizing accessories to keep your pool in excellent condition for the spring season.
Contact us today to learn more!