Winter covering your swimming pool is an important job that needs to be done properly to protect your pool from inclement weather and ensure the spring opening goes as smoothly as possible. One of the most important steps in the winter success of your outdoor pool is covering it with a winter cover.
While there are many different winter pool covers from different manufacturers, all standard winter pool covers fall into one of two categories – solid winter covers and mesh winter covers. While each category has its pros and cons, both types of winter indoor swimming pool covers can provide excellent winter protection for your pool when installed properly.
Although winter pool covers can be divided into two distinct categories, they all share some common characteristics. As they are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as wind, rain, snow, and low temperatures, winter pool covers are made from extremely durable materials.
They are also equipped with additional features that increase their strength and durability, such as double-stitched binding and a weather-resistant topcoat. Winter pool covers are also available with significant material overlap to allow water to drip into the pool.
As for the special characteristics of each type of winter pool cover, the sturdy bottom is made of polyethylene tightly woven with a plastic layer. Typically, these winter pool covers contain UV blockers to prevent sun damage. Some petals also have a black underside which inhibits algae growth.
The hard surface is the most common type of winter coating for indoor pools and is relatively inexpensive. They are also quite easy to install.