When you install a pool, whether it is an in-ground pool or above ground pool, you have to take the necessary steps to keep people and pets safe from serious drowning accidents. Even if you don’t have any kids or pets, stray animals can accidentally fall in trying to get something to drink and neighborhood kids who want to have a little pool fun while you are on vacation can sneak onto your property for a quick dip.
To keep unwanted people and animals safely from your pool when you are not home or the pool is not being used, place on pool safety covers. Pool safety covers are designed for both above ground and in-ground pools (you can get customized covers if your pool is in a unique pattern). These covers are made from strong materials, such as nylon, and can hold over 450 lbs of weight.
Here are two pool safety covers you may want to consider.
Above Ground Pool Safety Net
Above ground pool safety nets allows rain water to pass through the 3 inch openings, but keeps kids and animals out. It is lightweight and easy to slip on and remove. But, once it is on, children cannot pull the cover off for a dip unless you take it off to supervise their swimming fun.
The net cover is made out of a UV stabilized material so that it won’t degrade from long exposure to the sun’s rays and the water’s chemicals. Most above ground pool nets come with a 5-year warranty.
Because this net is for above ground pools, it comes in specific sizes based on the number of uprights on your pool (the vertical support beams on the outside of your pool). So you will need to know the number of uprights to get the correct pool safety net that will fit.
In-Ground Safety Cover
Also available are in-ground safety covers. These safety covers come in a solid material made out of mesh and reinforced with waterproof vinyl. Water collected on the surface from rain will drain into the pool at a center square panel covered in mesh. Brass anchors that are flush with the pool deck secure the cover in place while steel springs keeps the cover tight over the pool.
These in-ground covers come in 12-year, 15-year, and 25-year warranties. The safety cover can hold between 4,000 up to 5,000 pounds before breaking.
Use A Safety Cover For Your Pool
There is no reason not to keep your pets and your family safe when the pool is not in use. Prevent dangerous accidents and cover your pool with the many types of pool safety covers available. It will give you peace of mind that the ones you love will be safe near the pool.