Safety Covers – Solid vs. Mesh

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It’s time to figure out what kind of cover you want to protect your pool from the harsh winter ahead. Whether you have a new pool or an old pool, aboveground pool or in ground pool, a safety cover could work for you. There is a variety of covers to choose from in different types and colors.
Now let’s talk about the differences between mesh and solid safety covers.
One advantage of a mesh cover is that it generally requires little to no work during the offseason because the fine holes in the cover allow water from rain and snow to pass through while keeping debris out of the pool. There is also no need for a submersible water pump. Also a plus, the cover is easy to install and remove because it is lighter.
Solid covers generally require a little more work during the offseason when it comes to pumping water off the cover. The cover is also heavier than a mesh cover, requiring more assistance to put it on and take it off.
The solid cover general has the advantage when it comes to opening the pool. You will probably spend less time to get the water clear again. Since no sunlight can pass through, there is a less chance for algae to grow.
Mesh covers sometimes may require a little more work once the cover comes off. There is a chance that when you go to open the pool in the spring you may have to spend extra time brushing and vacuuming the pool since there is a chance that algae can grow as some sunlight will pass through the cover.
See your local pool professional for more information and to help you decide which cover is right for you.