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Winter Pool Covers: Safety Should Be the No. 1 Concern

Swimming pool covers have become a great trend among pool owners. For safety and energy savings, these protective items are good for all seasons but more specially during winter time. Winter is the season when too much wind blow undesirable materials into your pool.

Debris, leaves, twigs, dust and other objects can accumulate and stay in an uncovered pool. This means additional maintenance costs. Many pool owners keep their pool covered every time there is no swimmer around. It is a deterrent tool to avoid any accidental drowning particularly if there are pets, kids and senior people in your place. It can happen in winter where visibility can be a problem.

You can choose between a manual and an Electric Pool Covers for your in-ground pool. With just a press of a button, the cover can extend or retracts over your pool automatically. There are many kinds of designs and cover materials. You can opt for a solid, vinyl, laminated or a mesh fabric for your above ground or in ground pool. A sample cover that you may consider for winter is a laminated polyethylene material with high density stitches for better durability and strength.

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The cover is treated with UV inhibitors to resist the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. It is also resistant to chlorine and other chemical stains, tears and punctures. You can opt for one which has a ratchet and a high-test vinyl coated cable system.

For a good heat retention winter cover and debris blocking, you may pick a solar reel type which ranges in price from $200 up depending on your pool's size. Many manual covers have a reel at one end of the pool that gets rolled out or rolled in. These covers are perfect for families who have no small children.