Why You Need an Inground Pool Cover

If you already have an inground swimming pool in your back yard, or, if you’re considering buying one, one item that you must also purchase at the same time, is an inground pool cover. An inground pool cover is an essential part of a swimming pool because it can help prevent accidental drownings. All ages of children, but mostly younger ones age five and under, accidentally fall into inground swimming pools every day. If they are lucky, the incident will just be a scary one. But, thousands of children either die, or suffer permanent disabilities, every year from drowning accidents. This is the most important reason why you need an inground pool cover. But there are other reasons as well.

A pool cover that is designed to be “tamper proof” cannot be removed without using a special device. If you choose one of these inground swimming pool covers, you can be assured that children won’t be able to get into your pool without your permission. Not only that, but vandals won’t be able to bother your pool either.

A pool cover can also help keep tree leaves, branches, nuts, sap, and other debris from getting into your swimming pool when it’s not in use. This will help to keep your swimming pool clean and sanitary for you, your family, and your guests.

No matter what the size or the shape of your inground swimming pool is, you can buy a cover to fit it properly. Pool covers are available in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and price ranges.

Most inground pool covers are manually operated. That means that you have to physically put them into place or remove them. Installation is relatively easy as long as you read and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Pool covers are made from a durable, yet lightweight mesh material that’s not too hard to handle.

Manual inground swimming pool covers are usually secured to the outside of the pool with anchors. The cover floats on the surface of the water until it’s removed.

For those inground swimming pool owners who would rather not have the hassle of manually putting their pool cover on and taking it off, there are also automatic products available. This type of pool cover needs to be installed by professionals. Instead of taking the cover off and putting it back on, it’s also in place on your pool. Electricity, instead of human power, runs a motor that opens and closes the pool cover. Automatic pool covers work best on rectangular-shaped pools.

Maintaining an inground pool cover is relatively easy as well. Most of them are chemically- treated so they resist mold and mildew. All you need to do is carefully remove any tree leaves, branches, nuts, or other loose debris when you remove the cover from your swimming pool. Then, from time to time, you can carefully scrub the cover with a soft brush and a gentle cleanser and water to remove tree sap and other soil from its surface. Be sure that you completely rinse the cover clean before you place it back on your pool.

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