Having an inground pool makes your time outside that much more enjoyable. Pools are great for exercising, relaxing, or spending time with family and friends. At the same time, pool ownership comes with certain responsibilities. You must keep your pool safe and mitigate the risk of unwanted entry, as well as maintain healthy water quality to prevent the growth of bacteria and algae.

If you don’t already, a must-have for all pool owners is a safety cover. These covers support the weight or anything (or anyone) that may venture on top of it. Because the cover envelopes the pool, there’s no risk of something or someone falling in and getting trapped. Safety covers are available in solid or mesh materials and both are excellent for keeping your pool safe.

Read on to learn more about why it’s time to upgrade to a safety cover this season. 

Keep Out Dirt and Debris
If your pool area is surrounded by trees, you know just how tiresome it is to keep the water clean. The faintest wind can blow leaves, dirt, bugs, and other debris into the pool. Leaving your pool uncovered during the colder months means a lot of cleaning once pool season rolls back around. Using the proper pool covering when closing your pool for the season also provides better protection from the elements while not in use. A pool cover prevents dirt and larger debris from entering the water, while also reducing the amount of work your pool filter and pump must do to keep the water clean.

Increase Pool Safety
It’s your responsibility to keep the pool area safe for everyone. This includes your family, your pets, and your guests. While you may think that your property is secured with a fence or gate, a pool cover adds an additional layer of protection. A high-quality safety cover can help prevent accidental entry. This gives you total peace of mind that your pool is safe and secure, even when you aren’t around it.

Save Money Spring Opening
If you want to make your pool eco-friendlier, or if you simply want to spend less money on water cleanup when opening the pool, invest in a super mesh or solid safety cover.

Here are a few benefits of having a mesh cover on your pool when it’s not in use:

  • Limits algae growth
  • Reduces debris build-up
  • Reduces contaminants in the pool

With a solid cover, you won’t need to drain your cover as often, saving you time and money.

Your Virginia Beach Pool Care Experts
A safety pool cover is a great investment for your pool for a variety of reasons. Our Merlin Safety Pool Covers are a great addition to your pool that will ensure maximum protection and durability. Give the pool experts at Aqua Leisure a call, or stop by one of our pool supply stores throughout Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, to learn more about safety covers and why it may be time for an upgrade.