All About Pool Covers

Spending a bit more money will buy you a cover with a longer useful life. A deluxe cover can also be operated either manually or with electronic mechanisms. You have choices of vinyl covers or even insulated vinyl.

Choosing an opaque vinyl cover will draw in the sunlight and increase solar energy efficiency by up to 40%.

You can also purchase electric pool covers via

Retractable Pool Covers

If you want to make more of an investment in a swimming pool cover you can purchase one made of more durable materials. Rather than using a basic bubble cover made from polyethylene, select a cover made of vinyl. The vinyl cover will last longer than bubble covers.

They are also more resistant to wear and tear. These vinyl covers are especially advisable if your swimming pool is exposed to extreme weather conditions in the winter months.

Most covers operated on a reel system in which you hand crank the cover over the swimming pool. They can also be simply stretched out and laid over the water's surface and stretched out to the sides.

Be advised that even in the winter you need to be vigilant with safety. If you opt for a floating cover you will also need to make certain the safety fence around your swimming pool remains locked and you might even want to keep your pool alarms activated.

If the snow piles you, you'll need to make certain to clear the snow away from the fence so children can't climb over it.