8 reasons you need a swimming pool cover

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8 reasons you need a swimming pool cover
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If you have a pool, then you need for a pool cover! South African legislation makes it compulsory that every pool must have an extra feature such as nets, fences or covers.

We break down the reasons why pool covers are the perfect choice:

  1. They keep your family safe. If you have young kids, a pool cover is a no brainer! You want to protect your family from any harm, especially babies, young children, and animals.  Drowning is one  of the leading causes of death in children globally. As a safety device, the automatic cover completely seals and prevents unauthorised access to your pool. And while there’s no substitute for proper supervision, your pool can be protected even when you’re not around. It’s the ultimate safety barrier every pool owner should have.

    Our Child and Pet Safety Cover is supported across the pool by aluminium battens that are secured into the PVC cover. It has a ± 300mm overlap on all sides and one end is anchored into place with removable anchor bolts. The opposite end has corresponding ratchets which allow the cover to be tightened. When the cover is tensioned horizontally across the pool, the poles are pulled downwards thus allowing zero access, tampering or release attempts by children and pets due to the overlap. Drainage holes in between each pole, eliminates water from collecting on top of the cover.

    Designer Pool CoversThe PoolLock V5 Manual Easy Glide Safety Cover mechanism has a built-in gear. This cover is opened by using a crank handle that acts as a key and is removable, making it Child and Pet Safe!Our Automated Vinyl and Slatted covers can be locked and closed with various systems (depending on product chosen)These safety features prevent anyone trying to gain entry into your swimming area while protecting them whether or not there is supervision nearby.

  1. Keep your pool clean. With pool covers, you can reduce the amount of leaf debris in your pool. This not only decreases the number of times you’ll need to empty your automatic cleaner but also reduces how much pressure is put on skimmer nets, filters and pumps.

    It will also protect your pool from damage to filters as well as debris getting into pumps. All in one product that keeps unwanted dirt out of pools so there’s minimal work needed with cleaning or upkeep throughout winter months when they’d otherwise be left uncovered. Cleaning costs are drastically minimised.

  2. Swim all year round. Thermal and slatted pool covers significantly reduce heat loss from an entire pool. These energy-saving safety covers also reduce water evaporation.  If you  want a warm pool, installing a swimming pool cover can help significantly reduce heating bills. Not only does it maintain the water temperature but slightly increases it as well!

  3. Save money. By reducing the evaporation of your pool cover, you conserve more water and reduce chemical use. This will save up to 70% on costs! Your equipment is also kept cleaner by a pool cover because it prevents dirt from entering into the area. Additionally, our covers significantly increase how long this equipment lasts.

  4. Use less chemicals. A pool cover reduces the amount of UV light coming into contact with the water. This is an important advantage as chlorine, a necessary chemical for pools’ cleanliness and sanitation, is degraded when exposed to UV rays. So, you won’t need to add as much chlorine! For those considering a salt water pool, the system will use less energy since it doesn’t have to work as hard.

  5. Save water. Each year 2.5 billion litres of water are lost from swimming pools in Africa alone. These losses can be prevented by using pool cover technology, saving you hundreds of Rands on chemical costs each month!

    An uncovered 5 x 11-meter pool can lose as much as 650 litres a week to evaporation, taking expensive chemicals with it. Our covers help conserve hundreds and millions ~of litres~ of pool water each year while preserving the planet’s most precious resource—while also saving you money!Designer Pool Covers

  6. Tamper proof.Our locks act as tamper-proof deterrents so your items will be safe from thieves.

  7. Long lasting. Our pool covers offer strength, security and durability. We have a range of manual options that can hold up to 150 kgs, while automated versions are capable of holding 250 kilograms per square meter – or 50 times the weight limit for an average man! Plus, they are made out of long-lasting, high quality materials so reducing wear-and-tear on filtration systems. Plus, it cuts down on unnecessary maintenance costs.

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