When retractable pool safety covers were first introduced, local municipalities were unsure of their effectiveness, and therefore considered them mainly to be an added layer of protection in addition to fencing.
They can’t be removed by children, and they can support at least 485 pounds per five square feet. So, there is no danger of a child or a pet forcing the cover to collapse into the water.
There are many benefits to choosing a retractable pool safety cover instead of fencing. From a visual standpoint, certain types of fencing can be unsightly and block your view.
Fencing also chops up your yard. But with a retractable pool safety cover, the fence is gone and your swimming area blends seamlessly into the rest of the property.
From an economic standpoint, a pool safety cover saves money by insulating the water and thus reducing energy bills. The less heat that escapes, the less electricity is used to keep the water warm.
Because you can cover the pool easily with the touch of a button when it’s not in use, you can reduce heat loss by up to 70 percent.
You’ll also spend less time on maintenance. The pool safety cover will keep the water free from debris like leaves and sticks, which means you’ll spend less time skimming and more time swimming.
A pool safety cover also helps reduce water evaporation by up to 90 percent, yet another cost-saving benefit. Pools lose chemicals through water evaporation.