Custom Pool Covers
Picking a safety cover that is right for YOU.
Your preferences are important to us. Do you winterize with mesh pool covers? Do you prefer the super dependable protection of solid pool covers? August Pool & Spa proudly offers our customers the very best product lines for these various cover materials—we’re here to satisfy your style preferences, without ever sacrificing the homeowner’s safety.
Choosing the right pool cover for your home depends largely on what aesthetic and functional criteria you have for your pool cover. Pool covers help with maintenance and safety in your pool, keep the water free of debris, capture heat to reduce water heating costs, and protect children and others from accidentally falling into the water.
Safety covers usually come in two varieties: Mesh and Solid. Both types of safety covers are anchored to a deck with straps that pull the cover taut over the pool; the straps usually attach to stainless steel springs and are anchored to recessed brackets in a deck surface. When the cover is removed, deck brackets that are not already flush with the deck can be screwed down to prevent tripping or toe-stubbing. Because the straps need to be anchored down, mesh covers generally require at least two to three feet of decking all around the pool. There are a variety of deck anchors for all types of decking material including, but not limited to, concrete, brick, asphalt, earth, and wood.
Mesh Safety Pool Covers
Mesh covers are designed for long-term use, such as when closing a pool for winter. Mesh covers require little maintenance because debris that lands on them blows off the top, and rain and snow drain through the mesh panels; however, with the screen-like material of mesh, some silt and dirt may get through the webbing. On the other hand, because puddles cannot accumulate on the surface, having a mesh-style safety pool cover eliminates the risk of toddlers or pets unexpectedly coming in contact with shallow water. Mesh covers are usually lighter than solid covers so can be easier to put on or take off you pool.
Solid Safety Pool Covers
Solid covers work similarly to mesh covers in that they can be secured to a deck by anchors. Solid covers may not be best for use in areas that receive heavy rain or snowfall. Unlike mesh covers that allow water to drain through the cover, precipitation can accumulate on a solid cover, creating a puddle of water over the pool. The collected water may tend to sag the cover and present a hazard to any small children or pets who, if unsupervised, wander onto to pool cover. To combat this problem, manufacturers either incorporate mesh drain panels into the covers or require an automatic cover pumps that automatically pump water off the cover as soon as it is detected. All premade rectangle solid safety covers are made with a mesh drain by default.