The safe way to cover a pool

Soon the days will be shorter and your summer family time will come to an end as the cold brisk air starts to enter the area. As we wait for the ice and snow to melt, give yourself less worries about your pool. The safe way to cover a pool is with a durable, sturdy, safety pool cover from Valley Pool & Spa. Safety covers not only give you the peace of mind during the winter but protect your family, pets, and pool much more than any other cover on the market. Safety covers can come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and strengths. Some are solid, some mesh, no matter what your preference the team at Valley Pool & Spa are trained to help you decide what is best for your pool and family. 

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Durability is the key to safety

Safety covers are constructed with reinforced, woven fabric with sealed seams. The nylon strapping around the cover not only holds it in place but make the cover sturdier, are finished with anchored grommets. These are anchored into the concrete or decking around the pool to create incredible strength and protection. Safety covers have the strength to keep pets, children, and even unwanted stray visitors from falling into the pool. Let your kids and pets run free in the backyard without fear and anxiety. Getting a safety cover for your pool is like having a full-time lifeguard on staff to protect your family. 

Thickness is important

When shopping for a safety cover or by simply looking at your old one check the tightness of the weave. The looser the weave the more water and debris will get through to your pool water which in turn, will add dirt and unwanted materials to your pool during the winter. Not exactly the best case scenario for opening the pool in the spring. High-quality safety pool covers are thick enough to not only keep out debris such as leaves, but also damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. UV rays can break down chemicals and allow algae to bloom, leading to a major mess once you’re ready to use the pool again. Choosing the right cover will go a long way toward ensuring that your water will be crystal clear and free of debris. Ask to see a sample of the different covers available from Valley Pool & Spa. Always remember even if the cover is able to let water through you still want to keep an eye on the amount of water that is sitting on the cover and pump the excess water off when needed.

Proper installation is a must

It is very important that your cover is not only durable and thick, but you also need to make sure it is installed correctly. A properly installed cover will not only keep out debris, but will also give you the peace of mind that your family is safe. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s directions closely so that you don’t have any problems. Valley Pool & Spa will install the new safety cover for you! Highly trained for all shapes, sizes, and terrains the Valley Pool & Spa Service Department can install any safety cover for you. Stop in to any Valley Pool & Spa location to see what options are available. 

At Valley Pool & Spa, we carry a wide range of durable, high-quality GLI safety pool covers. We can help you choose the right model and size and install it right the first time.

Secur-A-Pool Mesh Safety Cover- Need safety for your pool but don’t need the protection from leaves and debris? The Secur-A-Pool mesh cover might be for your pool. This cover is constructed from a very lightweight polypropylene mesh for extremely easy installation and removal. This cover will screen out all dirt and debris for easy spring opening along with giving you the peace of mind during the winter. Not forgetting how much cleaner the pool cover will look during the winter compared to the standard water tubes and “tarp” winter covers. Secure your pool from children, pets, and stray animals. This cover comes with a 12-year limited warranty and is available in four colors to match your backyard decor. 

PROMESH SAFETY COVERS- Best for pools that open mid-spring. Very lightweight (50% lighter than standard solid covers) polypropylene mesh that blocks out algae producing UV rays. Promesh covers do let ice, snow, and rain into the pool without large debris interfering with the pool waters clarity. This cover comes standard with commercial strength springs and a 15-year limited warranty. Available in four different colors. 

HyPerLite SOLID SAFETY COVERS- Perfect for pools that open late into spring. This innovative lightweight PVC coated polyester fabric cover is 30% lighter in weight than a standard solid cover and is 50% more puncture resistant! Fully covered this safety cover will not only keep out pets, children, and stray animals but this cover will keep out the sunlight 100%. Every HyPerLite safety cover comes equipped with commercial grade springs, the patented “Kleen-Screen” drain, and a 15-year limited warranty. Available in three colors. 

Contact us online or call our Valley Pool & Spa Service Team at 412-944-2441 to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Happy Swimming,