The main advantage of a swimming pool cover is, of course, safety. Safety pool covers provide a high level of security around the pool area, especially for anyone with small children or even pets. A parent’s worst nightmare is their child or a neighbor’s child falling into the swimming pool and drowning. The safety cover will prevent unauthorized access to the swimming pool.
Another great advantage for a pool cover is the reduction in maintenance. Throughout the course of the day or week, a pool can fill with leaves and other debris. Having a pool cover will prevent this. Plus, you get the benefit of covering your pool for the winter and reopening with a clean pool in the spring. When your pool is covered there is also less evaporation. This makes maintaining the water quality is much easier.
A third advantage is a savings in the cost of pool chemicals and energy costs. If your pool is covered, you use up to 70% less chlorine. With the pool covered, you also retain heat; making your pool more environmentally friendly.
When choosing a pool cover, always be sure they meet ASTM standards. You want a quality product from a manufacturer with time tested warranties. You can speak to your pool professional about all of the available cover options.