Why use a cover for our pool?

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Why use a cover for our pool?

When winter comes, the pool that we have enjoyed so much during the summer months goes to the background due to lower temperatures. It is time to prepare it to spend the harsh winter until the arrival of the next bathing season. For this, the best option is use a cover with which to cover it and protect it from the weather. Although we have started talking about winter, the covers are also perfect during the summer, since it allows the pool to always be ready for use, and being made of canvas, a very resistant and safe material will last for many years.

What type of cover to choose?

When choosing one or another deck, it is important to keep in mind some factors such as the size of our pool, the shape it may have or if the pool is under construction or is already built. These factors will indicate the type of cover that best suits the characteristics of our pool.

In addition to the comments, it is important to know that we can find ourselves covered in two different formats.

  • Manual: The opening is carried out by operating a crank, while the closing is done by pulling a rope.
  • Automatic: a small motor connected to the electrical system is used, which is responsible for extending and collecting the canvas by means of guides.

Advantages of using decks in our pool

We have already commented that there are many advantages offered by the use of a cover to cover our pool. Let's see below some of the most important.

Greater security

One of the main fears of families that have swimming pools in their yards is that one of their children can fall inside and lose their lives. To avoid this, it is important that the covers comply with European (NF P90-308) and US (ASTM F1346-91) safety standards, as with the Capcovers pool covers. According to this norm, the covers must be constructed in such a way that prevents the involuntary immersion of children under 5 years of age, as well as restricting the passage of adults or causing injuries.

To improve safety, the covers have a system of airtight closure, which helps prevent accidents. This is achieved thanks to the fact that the cover is in continuous contact with the water, which allows several people to be on it safely.

Finally, to improve safety and prevent children from removing it, they have a opening and closing key which also facilitates its use.

Time and maintenance savings

Among the advantages of using the covers, is to help the pool maintenance be more effective. Those pools that are outside and that do not have a cover, are exposed to many elements that end up soiling the water such as dust, tree leaves or insects, among many others. By using a cover, we are preventing all these elements from reaching the water, which will keep it clean much longer.

Cover also will prevent the growth of algae and microorganisms in the water, preventing it from acquiring a greenish hue that is very unpleasant to look at. As a result of all this, the amount of chemicals to be used will be reduced, as well as the use of the treatment plant, which represents a significant saving of both time and money. In this way, it is possible to enjoy a cleaner pool for much longer.


Finally, we would like to highlight that the use of a pool cover can help you extend the bathing season. If you are wondering how this is possible, the answer is very easy. The use of covers, such as those offered by Capcovers, allow increase water temperature between 2 and 5 degrees, getting a more pleasant feeling when we get into the pool.

It must also be said that they have become the ideal complement for electric heat pumps and solar heating as they reduce heat losses up to 70%. In the case of indoor pools, the cover helps solve problems related to condensation.

Do you use any cover for your pool? What is your opinion about the covers for the pools? What other advantages do you see in the use of these types of covers? Encourage and share with us all your comments. We are waiting for you!

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