Swimming pools, as we all know, are water-filled containers which are used for swimming or recreation. In order to prevent the growth of bacteria and many other infectants in the pool, chemicals like bromine, chlorine, sanitizers and specialized filters are used.
The use of bio and carbon filters are used as an alternate to chemical disinfectants. Keeping the pool clean is necessary to prevent corrosion, diseases and dirt from piling up. For this, the most appropriate way is the use of above ground pool covers. These can be used all year round and especially in the winter season.
Benefits of Pool Safety Covers
There are many benefits for using these. Winters being long, dry and windy, these covers prevent the flow of dust, twigs or dry leaves from entering the pool. These can can make the pool dirty and enhance the growth of diseases making it unhealthy for further use. It also prevents the corrosion and rusting of the pool as these can also be made of metals.
Solar covers cover the entire water surface, thus retaining the heat in the water. This allows you to not have to rely on other chemical disinfectants enabling effective prevention with low maintenance. Its use also avoids accidents which can be caused by the falling of small animals and children into the pool.
Pool Cover Designs
These are often designed with different designs and styles for different purposes and seasons. For example: winter covers have loops, grommets and clips for ease of attachment. The color of the cover also matters for different purposes. Light colored covers are preferable in the winter time as sunlight can permeate through these covers making the water inside warm and favorable enough to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in the water.
Darker shade covers are advised for summer time in order to reflect and keep away all the light rays which can favor the growth of algae inside the pool water.
A demo of an automated cover can be seen in this video:
For covers that come with clips and loops, it should be ensured that it is fixed properly in the pool borders and firmly spread apart. It should also be made sure that all the water inside the swimming pool is cleaned before covering them because the little amount of water present in these pools may be a good breeding place of bacteria, fungi, algae and several different harmful micro-organisms.
Above ground pool covers come in many different prices according to the quality and materials of the covers. Before purchasing, a careful consideration of the needs and how these covers are to be used should be made. A good winter pool protector would have a black underside to prevent the growth of algae. In other words, do your research! Invest in the right cover.