A few weeks ago on this blog, we gave you video instructions on how to install your pool safety cover, but what if you NEED a safety cover? Measuring can be tricky if you have a non-traditional shaped pool. Check out the video below for detailed instructions on how to get the proper measurements to ensure that you get the perfect cover for your pool!
Looking for tips on installing your pool safety cover? This video will help!
We have been telling people for years about the live-saving benefits of pool safety covers for in ground pools. They prevent countless drowning accidents and can literally be a lifesaver. For years, we have had people inquiring about safety covers for their above ground pools also. Because of the usual lack of decking around the entire pool, traditional safety covers were usually not an option. We found that Water Warden is an above-ground safety net and is better than nothing! Water Warden nets have created the solution to unwanted visitors and help to keep your children and pets safe. It installs quickly and is lightweight for easy removal. The netting is stretched over your above ground pool and attaches to the pool using a bracket system. The nets hold up to 485 lbs of weight without tearing. Your child or pet would not be able to submerge into the water, keeping them from falling undetected into the pool. They are available in several sizes and install in minutes with only a drill. Make your above ground pool as safe as possible with this innovative breakthrough in safety netting!
Keep in mind these do NOT qualify as a safety cover and do not satisfy many requirements of local codes for a safety cover or fencing for your pool.
Do a google search for “Water Warden Safety Netting” to find them as we currently do not offer this product.
Winter is finally over, and the winter pool cover will soon be stored away until next year. Continuing to cover your pool throughout the swimming season is important, though. Whether you use a solar pool cover or a safety cover, you can enjoy the following benefits from consistently covering your swimming pool when it is not in use:
- A covered pool significantly reduces evaporation and retains the pool’s heat, thereby lowering expenses and extending the swimming season.
- A covered pool requires fewer chemicals because evaporation is greatly reduced, and the water stays chemically balanced for longer periods of time.
- A covered pool means a cleaner pool. Dirt, leaves, and other debris stay out when a pool cover is on.
In addition to these advantages, solar pool covers and safety covers offer additional, unique benefits that should be considered. Deciding which pool cover is best for your swimming pool will depend on your particular situation.
Solar pool covers are intended to draw the sun’s heat into the pool, keeping the water comfortably warm for longer periods of time. This type of pool cover is perfect for pools that are not frequented by small children and pets.
Safety covers, on the other hand, are ideal for family pools where children and pets could potentially wander too close to the water. Safety covers must be able to hold a minimum of 485 pounds per 5 square feet, according to standard F1346-91 set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Solar pool cover or safety cover — no matter which pool cover you choose, covering your pool regularly during the swimming season offers a number of time and money-saving benefits that should make the extra few minutes required to cover and uncover your pool worth the effort.
Are you planning on constructing a new pool in the upcoming year? If you live in Tennessee, you are legally required as of January 2011 to have a proper pool alarm installed before your pool can pass inspection. Even if you don’t live in Tennessee, having a pool alarm is just simply a good idea. There’s no doubt that children and pets benefit from an extra measure of safety around the backyard swimming pool.
Pool alarms alone will not prevent accidental drownings and submersion accidents, though. Responsible homeowners approach pool safety from a number of angles. Pool alarms, pool fences, safety covers, AND reliable adult supervision work together to maintain a safe and fun pool environment.