3 Types Of Pool Covers, Which One Is Right For My Home?

Winter pool covers protect your pool while it is out of use.
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Homeowners have a few choices when it comes to covering their pool. The best choice is the one that meets their needs for keeping children and pets safe, keeping out leaves and debris, and preserving the water.

Compare these 3 swimming pool cover types to help choose the best for your family.

Mesh Pool Covers

Mesh pool covers are ideal for wintry conditions or when safety is the most critical element in your pool cover choice. They’re made of a super-strong mesh fabric and straps that attach to the pool deck with metal anchors. If a household has children who are at risk of falling into a pool and drowning, the smart choice would be a mesh pool cover type.

This option provides an assurance of safety, with the added benefit of keeping out debris and leaves. The cost of installation ranges between $2,500 and $4,500. However, they are a less-expensive alternative to automatic pool covers.

Mesh Pool Covering
Mesh pool cover acts as a safety barrier around your swimming pool.

Automatic Pool Covers

Automatic pool covers provide safety, facilitate the pool’s maintenance, and translate to cost savings since they aid in conserving heat, water, and chemistry. While automatic-type pool covers are popular, their installation relies on the shape of the pool.

The cost averages between $5,000 and $15,000. Investing in an automatic pool cover provides the extra savings a pool owner can get in terms of heating and pool maintenance. An automatic pool cover can even extend your swimming season by keeping the pool warmer during cooler months.

Pool Fence Safety Gate
Automatic pool covers provide safety, reduces the pool’s maintenance, and conserves the heat.

Leaf Pool Covers

Leaf pool covers keep leaves and debris out of your pool. Their main function is in maintaining the pool as opposed to acting as a safety barrier. They’re among the least-expensive swimming pool cover types both by purchase price and installation cost, with a range of between $2,000 and $3,500.

Leaf pool covers keeps leaves and debris out of your pool.
Leaf pool covers keeps leaves and debris out of your pool.

Talk to a Professional About Your Pool Cover

It’s best to have a professional company install your pool cover. Installing most pool cover types requires drilling anchor holes into the pool’s deck. Any mistakes here can lead cracks or other damage that would be expensive to fix, and can compromise its strength.

Find your local dealer of All-Safe pool covers for a free on-site measurement and quote on any of these swimming pool cover types.

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If it is important that your product be an exact color or shade, it is highly recommended that you inspect the actual product prior to its installation and address any concerns with your local independent installer. Most independent installers do not offer refunds or accept returns due to color variations.