Automatic pool covers open with the push of a switch, making it easy and convenient for the pool owner. They provide the best protection to keep children and pets safe around the pool. They're the most expensive option, but they save you a lot of money in the long run. This cover prevents heat loss, which means your heating bill won't be overstated.
It also prevents dirt from entering the pool so you don't have to use the filtration system as often and reduces the amount of chemicals needed to keep the pool clean. In addition, it reduces water evaporation, so there is no need to refill the pool and increase your water bill. There are different options for how to hide your pool's automatic cover and what types of caterpillars you use to cover it. A low-profile aluminum cap can be mounted on the pool cover to hide the cover inside. Another option is a flat cap, which is similar to the aluminum cap, except that it is at the same level as the pool cover. The recessed cover cover is installed when the pool is built and surrounds the entire pool.
Finally, there are stone and concrete covers. These are the most discreet covers designed to look like your pool deck and are almost invisible. The type of track also influences the degree of concealment of the automatic pool cover. The Under Track system, the Embedded Top Track system and the Deckmount System are the three types of track systems you can choose from. The shape of your pool is a factor that determines if an automatic cover is an option for you.
Automatic pool covers are primarily used for rectangular pools, but it is possible to use them for shaped pools. It is easiest to install an automatic pool cover when a profiled pool is being built. There are ten sizes available, and you're supposed to buy a cover that's 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than your pool to ensure full coverage. Old safety covers tend to have problems with brass and stainless steel anchors that are installed on the terrace surrounding the pool. With a safety cover, the ideal is to close the pool as late in the year as possible and open it as soon as possible in the spring.
If you have a permanent waterfall, a water feature or a raised wall of any type in your pool, this will also increase the cost and difficulty of installing the cover system. The Vevor pool safety cover is made of high-strength woven polyethylene mesh, an exceptionally tough fabric-like thermoplastic that prevents evaporation and helps retain heat. The other most common type of pool cover, a cord-shaped cover, probably won't wrap around you if you fall, but the water on top of the cover can still be a few feet deep due to melted snow and rain. There's no doubt that the cover itself isn't much, but you'll almost have to buy a new one every year or two, as it comes off the branches, animals, and debris that fall into the pool. The installation is very simple and, once the cover is measured and cut according to the shape of the pool, it is ready to use. A pool cover should be thick enough not to be flimsy, but not so thick that it's cumbersome or can't be rolled up and used with a reel system.
Not only do pool safety covers eliminate dark, stagnant water, but when used effectively, they also help to remove falling leaves and debris. Instead of placing them carefully on the water each time or moving them manually with a manual reel, you can cover and unclog the pool at the touch of a button with the included remote control. If your pool has a series of steps that also need to be covered, these will have an additional cost and will need to be measured carefully.