Winter Cover vs Safety Cover : Review and Comparison

Depending on where you live, pool season may be coming to an end (we’re sorry!!). If you are preparing to close your pool for the year, you have likely considered a cover. But what type of cover do you buy? Today we will take a look at winter cover vs safety cover to determine which option is best suited for your needs.

Winter Covers

Winter Covers provide you with a great way to keep your pool healthy, clean, and running smoothly through the fall and winter seasons. Winter covers work with both above ground or in ground swimming pools. Using a winter cover protects your pool from dirt and debris, blocks sunlight to fend off algae growth, and help keep children and pets out of the pool.

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We carry a large selection of Winter Pool Covers to suit all different types and shapes of swimming pools. Our covers are made with high-quality construction, and have warranties ranging from 8 to 20 years. We sell 3’ to 5’ overlapped materials for better coverage and pool wear. Our Winter Covers are a great option in keeping your pool safe, covered, and healthy during the winter season.

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Winter Cover Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Can be uses on both in-ground and above-ground pools
  • No need to drill anchor points around your pool (like with safety cover)
  • Reduces evaporation
  • Prevents pet access
  • Lowers chemical use
  • Keeps pool free from debris
  • Easy opening in the spring

Winter Cover Cons:

  • Does not last as long as safety cover
  • Does not provide the same level as safety for children

Safety Covers

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Keep your swimming pool protected from accidental entry while keeping it clear of dirt and debris this winter season with a Safety Cover. We stock a large collection of brands: PolarShield, Arctic Armor, Merlin, and HPI AquaMaster. We’ve got a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to fit the need of every customer. We also have a Custom Safety Cover option for those with unique pool shapes.

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Safety Cover Pros:

  • Very durable and long-lasting
  • Keeps pool debris-free
  • Reduces evaporation
  • Safeguard pets and children
  • Inhibits algae growth
  • Keeps pool free from debris
  • Easy opening in the spring

Safety Cover Cons:

  • Does not work for above-ground pools
  • Installation is more complicated than winter cover

If you really aren’t ready to call is quits on pool season, we don’t blame you! Another option is investing in a pool heater or heat pump to extend your season. Click HERE to ready about the differences between a heater and a heat pump, and how to determine what size you need for your pool.

For additional information on winterizing your pool you can also visit our WINTERIZING page and the blog link below!

Top 10 Winterizing Products

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When Kevin’s not enjoying the water himself he’s engaging himself in the wide world of pool and spa knowledge which he passes on to our customers through producing content for our blogs and website. Outside of the pool world you can find him enjoying life with friends, family and his off the wall dog Brixton.