Pool Covers, Pool Safety Nets and Solar Blankets

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Pool covers are essential for all swimming pools. We only provide the highest quality pool covers at competitive pricing and unbeatable value. The have the entire range of pool covers, pool safety nets and solar blankets.

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We offer the following for swimming pools

  • Solid PVC Cover
  • Leaf Catcher
  • Safety Net
  • Solar Blanket
  • Winter Cover

 

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These days, you can choose from a wide range of pool covers, with manual, semi-automatic and automatic systems. The benefits of using a pool cover include reduced pool maintenance costs, solar heating, energy preservation and removal of evaporation. All of these things make up for the cost of a pool cover.

Pool covers are often referred to as “horizontal fences”. Unlike conventional fences, pool covers do not isolate the pool deck or backyard, but only the water. A pool cover provides a strong barrier defense as a pool safety device. Various options are available without reducing water features, elevated walls, free form design, or other pool features.

Swimming Pool covers come in a wide range of quality and material to match the needs of each pool owner. Pool covers come in solid fabrics of various strengths and durability. Pool covers of a solid material will block sunlight to help diminish the development of algae and minimize debris from getting into the pool.

Pool Safety Net

As implied by the name, they help protect your pool for accidental drowning and intrusion. Pool safety covers come in a Solid or Mesh fabric. There are advantages to each. Solid fabric will better block all the algae causing sunlight. The more popular mesh fabric will block most of the light yet allows rain to pass through and the leaves and debris just blow away. The covers are anchored into the pool deck to lock the cover down, so throughout the winter or during vacation your pool can be protected. They are extremely strong and can support several hundred pounds, so they give peace of mind.

Net Pool Covers

The net pool cover is just what it sounds like: a safety net-like apparatus that covers your pool. This particular swimming pool cover is not meant to keep out trash or other types of debris. The main purpose of this particular cover for your pool is to provide a barrier between the water in your swimming pool and small children who might wander too close to the edge of the pool and accidentally fall in.

The net pool cover is made up of fibers that form a net that, while not dense enough to hold a fully grown person’s weight, will temporarily hold the weight of smaller children. The openings of the net are small enough that children will not be able to fit their heads or most body parts through. Obviously the net pool cover is not meant to be walked or jumped on. The major advantage of this type of cover for your pool is that, in addition to providing a safety barrier for youngsters who might not be able to swim, it is easy to store out of the way.

Mesh Pool Covers

Mesh pool covers block most of the light, yet allow water to penetrate the cover. This advantage means you do not need to pump the water accumulation off the pool cover, leaves and debris will just blow away or easily removed. This allows faster pool opening in the Spring. By avoiding the requirement to refill the pool, you save water and lots of time. Mesh and solid pool covers are available in round or oval shapes to fit most pool shapes and sizes.

Automatic Pool Covers

An Automatic pool cover uses an electric motor to open and close the cover. The cover rides on a track system that is built into the top of the in-ground pool wall or deck. An automatic pool cover serves as the pool solar cover, winter cover and a safety cover that lasts for years.

Solar Pool Covers

Solar pool covers deliver solar energy to the water increasing the water temperature and reducing heat loss. Pool solar covers capture heat from sunlight inside thousands of tiny sealed air bubbles and transfer that energy to the pool water. The darker the pool cover color, the more heat they attract and the faster the transfer. Solar covers can add weeks of swimming fun by raising the water temperature 15 degrees over normal. Solar pool covers can pay for themselves in terms of energy conservation and help to prevent heat loss and pool water evaporation. They can reduce your pool heating costs by hundreds of rands. They come in most standard sizes and can be trimmed to fit the pool as needed or ordered to fit. Although pool solar covers are lightweight and float on the pool surface, they still can be difficult to manage. Have a reel will make it easy to put the solar cover on and take it off. Using a solar cover without a reel is not recommended because the blankets are difficult to handle and usually require a couple people. Even without the reel though, the benefits from the solar heating blanket make it well worth the small investment.

Above Ground Solar Covers

An above ground solar cover is normally used in the early spring and autumn, often in conjunction with a pool heater. A solar cover is like “bubble wrap” for your pool. It generally consists of two layers of vinyl separated by pockets of air. During the day a solar cover may raise the water temperature a few degrees, but the real benefit comes at night when the air layer acts as insulation to keep in the heat that was generated during the day. This type of cover is not suitable as a winter cover.

Solid Above Ground Pool Covers

Made from single or multiple layers of vinyl, solid pool covers prevent leaves, twigs and other debris from getting into your pool water. In addition, by blocking out all sunlight, they help prevent algae growth, evaporation and deterioration of pool chemicals. Solid pool covers have a long life expectancy; the better the cover quality, the longer the lifespan. These covers are kept on the pool by means of water bags or other weights, clips or a wrap. The challenge here is to keep the cover on despite high winds or other storm conditions.

Mesh Above Ground Pool Covers

Mesh covers are very popular covers. They are placed on at the end of swimming season and taken off when swim season begins again. They are made from green or black fine mesh and, like solid covers, are secured to the pool by water bags or other weights, clips or a wrap. These covers are specifically designed to keep leaves and other debris out of your pool while allowing rain to drain into the pool below. However, it is important to note that these are not strong enough to keep children or animals safe if they fall into the pool.

Installation, Care, Usage and Maintenance

For pool covers to function effectively, it needs to be installed and secured properly on your pool. An improperly installed cover can sag and fall into the pool or can get blown off or damaged by strong winds. Faithfully follow the instruction manuals and guidelines that manufacturers provide with their product. If one is not provided, research in the internet.

Take time to clean it regularly as well and store it in rooms with good conditions to make sure that is will last for many years. Install the cover during times when the pool will not be used for long duration’s.

There are also various pool cover accessories that can help the cover to function more effectively. One such accessory is the water tube bag that is attached to the edges of the cover, secures it in place, and seals it to prevent it from being blown off by strong winds. Other heavy objects such as pots or bricks should not be used as substitute for the water bag because these can scratch and fray the surface of the cover.

Another accessory is the winter cover seal. Used primarily for above-ground pools, it is like a large roll of plastic cellophane that is used to make an airtight seal on the edges of the cover to keep it from getting blown off by the wind as well.

Your choices of pool covers depend on many factors as you can see. Ultimately, we recommend that you choose the correct cover based on your particular needs and environmental factors. after you’ve chosen the correct design should you consider prices among suppliers for the particular type of cover you’ve settled on and don’t be enticed by a lower price that compromises your decision for the best solution.

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