Although the cover is protecting the pool and any water inside of it, there is a danger lurking on top of it. By installing a pool fence around your pool, even in the off season, you are protecting small children and pets from falling in and potentially drowning.

Similarly, it is asked, how safe are pool covers?

POOL SAFETY COVERS Even safer than a safety pool fence is a safety pool cover. These stretch drum tight across the pool, and are anchored into the pool deck. Completely non-removable by children, it can support the weight of a 4000 lb car, so it will support any small child (and large dogs, too).

what is the best pool safety cover? Best safety covers

  • Blue Wave Rectangular Cover.
  • Water Warden Mesh Safety Cover.
  • GLI Rectangle Safety Cover.
  • Sun2Solar Rectangle Solar Cover.
  • Blue Wave Solar Blanket.
  • Blue Wave Leaf Net Cover.
  • Blue Wave Pool Winter Cover.
  • Pool Mate Winter Cover.

Also to know is, is it better to cover your pool?

No, but winter covers protect your pool from stains, algae growth and poor water balance that could damage pool surfaces. Pool covers block both debris and sunlight, to conserve your winter chemicals and protect soft and shiny surfaces. And a pool safety cover as shown here, keeps your pool safe and looking great.

Are you supposed to cover your pool every night?

Covering a heated swimming pool at night will reduce heat loss. For a swimming pool that relies on the sun for heat, covering it at night can still make it warm enough to swim in the next day, instead of losing all the heat overnight when the temperatures drop.

Related Question Answers

Should pool cover touch water?

Your pool water level should not be too low, as the water must support the cover in situations where you receive a heavy snowfall. At the same time, ideally you don't want the water to touch the underside of the cover under general conditions as that contact will create a wet spot where debris will accumulate.

Should I cover my pool in the summer?

Covers prevent evaporation

When the sun and your pool meet during the summer, this means that your pool water will disappear at a greater rate. Having patrons in the water during the day may reduce this effect, but an uncovered pool will still lose water during the night.

How much weight can a pool safety cover hold?

485 lbs.

Can you walk on pool covers?

Automatic pool covers are one of the most convenient types of pool covers available. They glide open and closed easily for frequent access, help prevent heat loss and reduce water evaporation. Upon first glance, it appears that you can walk on the pool cover or turn the pool into usable space.

How do I protect my kids from the pool?

Avoid fences that children can easily climb. Install self-closing and self-latching gates that open away from the pool area with latches beyond a child's reach. Install alarms. Use an alarm on the house door that leads to the pool area, a floating pool-alarm or a below-water alarm.

Are automatic pool covers worth the money?

Automatic pool covers are good examples of you get what you pay for. Automatic pool covers offer outstanding cost savings benefits. When closed over the swimming pool an automatic pool cover will save you on chemicals, water loss from evaporation, and energy costs by not having to constantly reheat the pool.

Can you walk on automatic pool covers?

Automatic pool covers work good for keeping children and even adults out of the pool if you do not wish to have them in the pool. You can even walk on the cover; it feels like walking on a water bed.

Are pool covers safer than fences?

POOL SAFETY COVERS

Even safer than a safety pool fence is a safety pool cover. Installation requires a hammer drill to install the pool deck anchors. Automatic pool covers are also a super safe pool barrier because they cover the pool itself, not just the area around the pool.

What happens if you don't winterize your pool?

When you close your pool, you flush the lines and pumps, ensuring no water is left in these to freeze and potentially cause damage. If you instead want to keep your pool open during winter, you‘re going to have to run your pumps to keep the pool from freezing and causing these structural damages.

Can I use a tarp as a pool cover?

An obvious solution is to cover the pool when it's not in use to keep out foreign material, but custom-made swimming pool covers can be quite expensive. An alternative option, much less expensive, is to use a large plastic or vinyl tarp, secured at the corners with tent stakes and bungee cords.

Does an above ground pool freeze solid?

Aboveground Wall Collapse: If a pool begins to leak water, while the winter pool cover is frozen solid into the ice sheet – either the cover will rip, or the pool walls will collapse inward. Water expands about 9% when it freezes, so use enough Air Pillows to cover about 10% of the pool surface area.

Should I keep the pool cover on during the day?

Ideally, you'll put your solar blanket on whenever the pool is not in use. Daytime is the best time for it to heat up your water, of course, since it relies on the sun. However, keeping it on through the night prevents water and heat loss via evaporation.

What happens if I don't open my pool?

In Summary, if you're not opening the pool this year, you have 3 options:
  1. Keep it closed but maintain good water balance, a good water level, and use chlorine tablet floaters, algaecides and stain away (Winter Kits).
  2. Open the pool, but keep it covered all summer, and run the filter only as much as needed.

Does pool warm faster cover off?

If your ambient temperature is decent and there is not much wind, leaving the pool cover off will heat the water faster (and not just heat the cover and the water near it).

Should pool equipment be covered?

Pool equipment is designed to be outdoors. As long it is taken care of and properly winterized at time of pool closing, it need not be covered. Some people do enclose the equipment, for these main benefits: Protection from the elements.

How do you winterize a pool?

Winter Closing
  1. Balance the water chemistry.
  2. Remove skimmer baskets, wall fittings, cleaners, solar blankets and ladders from the pool.
  3. Clean the pool.
  4. Lower the water level in the pool.
  5. Drain all pool equipment.
  6. Lubricate the o-rings on equipment.
  7. Winterize plumbing to and from the pool.

Do I need a pillow under my pool cover?

We strongly recommend using an air pillow under your winter cover. The first reason to install a winter cover air pillow is to protect your pool from expanding ice. Instead, the weight of the water is evenly distributed around air pillow. This weight distribution can prevent the cover from sinking or tearing.

How much does an elephant pool cover cost?

Generally, custom covers cost anywhere between $1200 – $4000, with smaller covers costing somewhat less, and larger, more complicated covers costing somewhat more. The mesh covers are the least expensive and the solid covers cost more due to the cover material used.

How much do safety pool covers cost?

A solid (vinyl) security cover costs $1,200–$3,000. It needs a pump on top, keeps out debris and water, and lasts 6–10 years. An automatic cover costs $5,000–$15,000.