5 Swimming Pool Cover Tips

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Swimming pool covers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and general types. There are solar swimming pool covers that work to keep the water warm as well as warm the water using the sun’s heat.

Safety pool covers keep the swimming pool safe from an unwanted entry of the humans or animals. In-ground and above ground winter swimming pool covers keep dirt, debris, and animals away from your pool during the winter season; it also prevents growth on the inside of your swimming pool that can be caused by the winter elements.

Here are five things you should look for when shopping for your above ground or in-ground swimming pool.

1) Strength

You need to find one that is strong and sturdy. The cover should not only keep your swimming pool clean, it should add safety as well for humans and animals. It should prevent accidental drowning, dirt, and debris from entering the pool.

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2) Law Requirements

Make sure it complies with the state and local law requirements. Some areas require that a certain size and depth of pool must be covered when not in use. Check with your local authorities to ensure that your swimming pool cover will meet all requirements.

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3) Warranty

Make sure that the swimming pool cover comes with a good manufacturer’s warranty. In general, the swimming pool cover should come with a minimum warranty of 2 years, for all defects and longer for limited warranties. You only want a pool cover that can be trusted and is safe with a full warranty for a good amount of time. You also need to be sure the company stands behind their products.

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4) Overlap

Make sure the pool cover has a good overlap length. You need to buy a size that is a little larger than your pool, this will enable you to securely anchor the swimming pool cover without having to worry about not being able to cover your pool completely.

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5) Anchoring

Make sure the swimming pool cover comes with enough parts to securely anchor the cover. Usually larger swimming pool covers come with a strap or anchor for every four feet of cover. You want a good amount of anchoring, so it will be completely secure each time you use it.

You can purchase quality swimming pool covers at your local supply store or at any department store that sells swimming pool gear and supplies. Read carefully all instructions provided by the manufacturer and ensure that the cover meets all requirements in your local area.

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Always think safety is first when you own a swimming pool.

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