How Can Tell The Best Pool Cover or Roller for Your Swimming Pool?
Swimming pool rollers and covers are available in various types. Some are mesh covers and others solid covers, while there are manual and automatic rollers and covers. Spring load straps and heavy weights are used to secure most of these covers. Covers move over the surface of the pool and stay in place through a parallel tracks pair and others just float on the surface. It is not easy to pick the best pool cover for your swimming pool with all these varieties available in the market. Prior to answering this question, let us continue looking at other swimming pool cover varieties such as the solar blanket pool covers and those that use thermal application. Some pool covers are designed to suit the winter season, and there are those that are safety-designed. Manufacturers have come up with pool covers and rollers that have all these proprerties in a single pool cover.
Thermal blankets are swimming pool covers which float at the surface of the pool and are basically also used as a heating aid. Normally they have a roller system which is hand cranked on a side of the pool which can be easily removed. Such covers are good to heat the water pool without much effort. They are however a bit risky for children as they have an entrapment danger.
Simple covers are non-permeable barrier which covers the whole swimming pool. They are commonly used in the off seasons and are normally secured using vinyl tubes that have been water-filled or any other device that is weighty. These are mostly used during the offseason and are reinforced using water-filled vinyl tubes or anything else that has weight. Simple covers are held in place using anything that is weighty or with vinyl tubes filled with water. These are good to stop dirt from entering the swimming pool in the low season but are dangerous for standing water because it tends to accumulate if not removed. In case of snow and heavy rains, simple swimming pool covers are pulled in the pool from the weight on its surface.
In the winter season, mesh covers are the best. When a pool was winterized it drains from under upto to the return lines and are blown out and plugged. The swimming pool is then covered with the mesh cover and secured using spring loaded straps enjoined on the fasteners in the deck. In case of rain or snowmelt in the off season the water drains in the pool. To reduce dirt from entering the pool the mesh covers have mesh drain holes on them. Such covers are good for safety in the off season however they are impractical in the peak swimming season as they are cumbersome to regularly remove.