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Most frequent questions and answers
A pool safety cover is any multi-functional cover that goes over the top of a pool when it’s not in use. There are many different types of pool covers available, including:
- Thermal blankets
- Pet and child pool safety cover
- PoolDeck slatted automatic pool covers
- Automatic vinyl safety covers
- PVC Pool Covers
Each of these different covers does a different job. Some prevent evaporation, reducing the need to refill and use extra chemicals in the pool. Others work to protect children and pets from going into the pool. All of them reduce dirt, debris, and leaves clogging up your pool.
Pool safety covers also differ in the materials they’re made from. While many pool covers are made from vinyl, you can purchase PVC pool covers reinforced with aluminum bars. These covers are substantially stronger than others available.
Nothing lasts forever. That’s also true for pool covers. If you’re serious about pool cover safety – and you should be – you’ll keep your pool cover in good condition. That means regular inspections and repairs.
Still, eventually, the pool cover will wear out.
So, how long do they last?
Well, expect a solid pool safety cover to last at least 6 to 10 years. In comparison, winter covers may only last 3 to 5 years. That all depends on the climate of your pool and the volume of use your covers can expect. The more you use them, the quicker they wear out.
With thermal covers, they’ll gradually become less effective over their lifetime. So, it can be cost-effective to replace them, to enjoy the full benefits of their insulating properties.
Absolutely! Here are seven key reasons why you should always cover your pool:
- Slow down evaporation
Heat equals evaporation. Left out in the sun, your pool will fade away into the atmosphere. But with a pool cover, South African heat will have little effect.
- Reduce your chemical consumption
No one loves the idea of swimming in a chemical cocktail. That’s where a pool cover comes in. They can reduce a pool’s chemical consumption by 35 to 60%. So, no more red eyes and sneezing.
- No leaves, dirt, or debris
On a hot summer’s day, outdoor pools are the place to be. The downside: everything else wants to jump in too. We’re talking about dead insects, shrubs, trees, essentially, all the outdoors. To prevent your pool from becoming a sludgy mess, purchase a pool cover.
- Retains heat
Who wants to dive into a freezing cold pool? Not me! Using a thermal pool blanket or vinyl pool cover will noticeably warm up the water. Perfect for an early morning dip!
- Save on money
Heat a pool, use chemicals, add more water – the costs add up. Pool covers may be an investment, but they save you money right from day one. If you’re finding you are constantly spending on pool maintenance, a pool cover might just be the perfect solution.
- Safety. Safety. Safety.
Shall I say it again? Safety! It’s easy to slip next to a pool. Waters laps against the sides and dampens the floor. Next thing you know, you’re toppling over and breaking your arm.
Pool cover safety is a serious business.
With a firm PVC cover, there’s no risk of falling in. Meaning your pool is safe for kids and pets too.
- They’re easy to use
Don’t be put off by complicated talk about automatic pool covers. They’re super simple to install and use. All it takes is the push of a button, and your pool will cover itself. It’s like magic!
Or, if you don’t have the money for an automatic system, you can simply pull the pool cover over the water. That’s it. There’s nothing else to it.
That largely depends on the type of pool cover you purchase. Try to walk on a vinyl pool cover, and you’ll find yourself sinking to the bottom. In contrast, PVC pool covers should hold your weight comfortably. Not that we recommend walking on them unless necessary.
Oh, and never try walking on a thermal blanket. They’re designed to cover your pool, not provide a catwalk along the top. You’ll be wet in seconds!
But beware, it may not be repairable if you rip the pool cover while walking on it. Typically, any rip or tear smaller than 6 inches is easy to repair. Larger tears, however, may necessitate a whole new cover.
It’s also not that safe. Which, considering the purpose of a pool cover is a serious no-no in pool cover safety.
After all, you just know your child or pet is going to want to copy you!
Pool cover or pool fence – which is better? We’re going firmly with pool covers, as the benefits are more considerable.
But first, what are the pros of a pool fence?
- Easy to spot. There’s little chance of ignoring a pool fence erected around your pool. That makes it a clear barrier for children or pets.
- Easy to put up. No hassle to erect; pool fences can be quickly deployed around a pool.
- Prevent drownings. Not all pool covers are designed with safety in mind. Whereas all pool fences will prevent people from falling in.
Despite those benefits, pool cover safety is ultimately superior. Why? Well, a child or dog can always find their way around a fence. That’s simply not possible with a pool cover. Plus, PVC pool covers can be safely walked across, preventing any risk of drowning. With a pool fence, that’s not the case. The pool water is still open to accidents.
You also get all the added benefits of reduced debris and evaporation. It’s a win-win situation.
That depends wholly on the size and shape of your pool. The type of pool cover you choose also has a massive impact.
Not to worry.
We make pool covers to fit any and all pool shapes. We’ll measure up your pool and provide you with a reasonable quote.
If you’d like a quote today, please get in contact with us. We’d love to help!
Because there’s simply no one who cares more about pool safety than us. But more than that, we do pool covers in style.
No pool is complete without a cover. When you’re basking under the Cape Town sun, you want to know your pool is safe and ready to use. That’s where we come in. We’re proud of our Cape Town heritage. And we’ve got the pool covers for you if you’re looking for a pool cover in Cape Town, whether you’re on the Cape Peninsula or in the southern suburbs.
To celebrate the city we serve, we thought we’d look at its history and culture – and then cover some key facts about pool covers in Cape Town. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the best deal on a pool cover or just weighing up your options; spare a couple of minutes to learn about the city that we all love.
How to find designer pool covers in Cape Town
Do you need a cover for your Cape Town pool? Look no further; we’ve got you covered (no pun intended). We’re based in Cape Town and service the surrounding area. Our stylish and safe pool covers will keep your pools clean and look good while doing so. They’ll also save you money by reducing pool evaporation and cleaning – and you won’t need to spend extra on pool chemicals. Even one of our solar blankets – while not offering the full safety benefits – will save you a small fortune. That’s especially true in the cooler winter months you find in the city.
If you want to get in touch, it’s simple. Send our Cape Town regional manager, Willem de Wet, a message:
Phone: +21 (82) 461-8830
We also have an office in the city. So, if you’re walking through the area, check us out:
52 Goedemoed Road,
Now let’s dive into what we love most about our mother city – and why companies like ours call it home!
What makes Cape Town special?
Have you ever thought about how lucky you are to live in Cape Town – we know we do. Running a business here is an absolute dream. Indeed, this iconic and historic city is amongst the most beautiful parts of the country. We thought we’d share a few reasons why the city is so special to us:
- Beautiful natural wonder
Cape Town is widely considered a biodiversity hotspot – the Cape Floristic Region. Plants and animals found here aren’t seen anywhere else in the world. It could be the Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos and of the incredible birds high in the trees – they all bring us wonder. You can even see penguins on the Cape Town beaches, including near Simon’s Town.
It does bring one downside to us pool owners. The birds and trees and small mammals leave a lot of detritus floating in our pools. If left uncovered, our pools could quickly develop a sludge of plant matter. It’s why we’re dedicated to supplying the very best designer pool covers. So, you can protect your pool AND complement the stunning natural wonder.
- Weather and climate
Situated on the west coast opposite the Atlantic Ocean, the mother city of South Africa enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Our winters are mild and our summers warm. However, as you get close to Table Mountain and towards the southern suburbs, the annual rainfall does increase.
Nevertheless, it’s perfect pool weather almost all year round. Nor do the cool breezes hurt as they flow down the mountains towards the Cape Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s often just what you need on a dry, warm summer’s day.
Few places in South Africa have as much historical importance as the city of Cape Town. Positioned on the Cape Peninsula (or Cape Point), it was amongst the earliest landing points of the European settlers. Despite being discovered by the Portuguese (although it has been inhabited for as long as 15,000 years), it was the Dutch who intensively settled the area. In time, the city of Cape Town became the legislative capital of the nation.
The city of Cape Town also hosts Robben Island – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once the former prison of Nelson Mandela, the Robben Island Museum details the battle against apartheid and the formation of a new South Africa for all through the life of the former President.
Cape Town is a thriving hub of South African culture. From the rich architectural heritage of Cape Dutch style buildings to the colourful streets of Cape Malay Bo-Kaap. The city hosts Botanical Gardens and art museums. Also, it serves as the gateway to the Cape Winelands in the mountains above the city.
In fact, nothing epitomises the relaxed atmosphere of Cape Town more than a glass of wine by the pool. Or, indeed, a can of beer – for the city is also at the epicentre of the nations’ craft beer revival.
Perhaps you prefer something a little more vibrant. Then check out the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival – held every year on the 2nd January. You’ll see competing teams of minstrels in brightly coloured costumes, playing the best Cape Jazz found anywhere in the Western Cape Province. It’s one of the highlights of the Cape Town tourism calendar.
What does the name Cape Town mean?
Unlike other South African cities (or other cities in the Western Cape Province), the city’s name doesn’t have a complex meaning. The name for the legislative capital refers to the town situated on the Cape of Good Hope.
Contrary to popular belief, the Cape of Good Hope isn’t the continent’s southernmost tip. Rather, it refers to Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula. Initially, it was referred to as the Cape of Storms but was later renamed. However, it is often referred to simply as “the Cape”.
Nor does the name change in either Afrikaans or Xhosa. In Afrikaans the name Kaapstad means the same thing, as does the term iKapa in Xhosa or Motse Kapa in South Sotho.
What language is spoken in Cape Town?
Cape Town has always served as a melting pot for outside and native cultures. Indeed, it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, being a major destination for immigrants and expatriates. Historically, the city had major immigrant populations from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
This remains evident to this day in the languages spoken in the city. English is the majority language throughout much of the city, though there are a few exceptions, like the southern tip of Cape Point and Simon’s Town, where Afrikaans is prevalent. Moreover, certain communities in the city are dominated by Xhosa speakers, particularly in the east. Further out, as you head out into the slopes of the mountains and beyond, Afrikaans becomes the dominant language.
Nevertheless, many of the city’s inhabitants are multilingual. In fact, here at Designer Pool Covers, we try to accommodate language differences wherever we can. After all, it’s a pretty even one-third split between the three major languages.
Is it safe in Cape Town?
We think so! There’s a reason so many companies call the city of Cape Town home. Nowhere is perfect – and Cape Town has a few problems. But it’s nothing that should affect either the booming businesses or the Cape Town tourism industry.
Cape Town is also one of the most equal places in all of South Africa, giving people of all backgrounds the best chance of succeeding. It’s a fantastic business environment to work in, with new talent always available. It’s why we’ve been able to go from strength to strength in our ten years of serving the Cape Town community.
The city is also continuously expanding, with ever more infrastructure becoming available. That also means more homes and more pools! It’s little wonder businesses such as ours are thriving. With more and more middle-class South Africans enjoying the benefits of owning a pool, we help them do so on a budget.
It also helps meet their requirements under South African law. As stated in the National Building Regulations, homeowners should prevent their pools from being accessible to the public. High walls and self-latching gates are always advised. But pool covers can also prevent animals and small children from falling in – depending on the type of cover.
Either way, it makes sense to install a high-quality pool cover to prevent any accidents.
In our own way, we’re helping to make Cape Town a safer place.
Pools present a key safety risk in South African homes. Because of this risk, the South African legislature requires that access to swimming pools is controlled. Part D4 of the National Building Regulations also states that any homeowner can be sued for negligence if someone drowns in their swimming pool. Pools failing to meet the necessary safety standards are grounds for negligence.
Moreover, swimming pools should not be easily accessible by the public. Meaning a wall or fence exists between the pool and the street. Public swimming pools must be even more stringent, with high walls or self-latching gates being needed. Pool covers and pool safety nets also serve as extra protection and warning devices that a pool should not be accessed. Solid safety covers can prevent pets, children, and adults from drowning or becoming injured. However, such safety devices must undergo routine pool maintenance.
Regardless of any legalities, it’s always sensible to install a pool cover on your property. Pool covers increase the safety of a pool and decrease the costs of maintenance, such as water loss and pool cleaning and heating.
Please get in touch via our contact form for a free quote today. We supply pool covers through South Africa and the Western Cape.
If you live in the Western Cape, we can provide you with a bespoke, custom-made pool cover for your swimming pool. We supply pool covers to Cape Town and the surrounding region. We are the principal supplier of pool cover solutions in the area. Our high-quality products include Solar Blankets, PoolDeck Slatted Automatic Pool Covers, Automatic Vinyl Safety Covers, PoolLock V5M Easy Glide, Pet and Child Safety Cover. We also provide pool cover maintenance at a competitive price.
We operate nationally, supplying swimming pool covers to Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal too.
You can also enter your details into our contact form for a free quote today.
Designer Pool Covers operate nationally throughout the company. We have regional managers available in Johannesburg KwaZulu Natal, and we supply pool cover to Western Cape.
53 Goedemoed Rd, Goedemoed, Cape Town, 7550
If you would like to contact our pool covers Cape Town regional manager, please speak to Willem de Wet:
+22 (82) 461-8330
Alternatively, you can send your details via our contact form, and we’ll get in touch with a quote. We can discuss the specifics of your Cape Town pool cover and then begin designing your custom-made pool cover. We also provide pool maintenance for pool covers in Cape Town.
The best place to buy pool covers Cape Town is from us here at Designer Pool Covers. We supply high-end, elegant, and stylish pool covers custom-made to the size and shape of your pool. It doesn’t matter if your property is indoor, outdoor, residential or commercial; we will design and create a bespoke pool cover to meet all your needs.
Please get in touch with our regional Manager, Willem de Wet:
+22 (82) 461-8330
If you would like to make a more general enquiry, you can also contact us at our head office:
More than most locations, the installation of a pool cover will save you money and improve pool safety. Being located in a warm climate means there is excessive evaporation from your pool. In Summer, Cape Town temperatures can exceed 40°C. Refilling pools can significantly increase costs. Installing our solar blankets or other quality products can prevent water evaporation by creating a barrier between the sun rays and the pool surface.
In contrast, winter temperatures can drop below freezing. During these temperatures, heating a pool becomes the primary waste of money. For businesses, in particular, such costs can be excessive when heating the pool for prolonged periods of time. Solar blankets and other pool covers will also reduce the loss of heat throughout the colder seasons. It’ll also keep the pool temperature warm so that you can use the pool throughout the year. After all, if you’re spending so much money on upkeep, you want to get full use of your investment.
Cape Town also has a significant amount of vegetation, increasing the dirt and debris which can clog up a pool. Regularly cleaning a pool will increase the costs of pool maintenance, alongside requiring more chemicals to keep the pool water clean. Instead, by covering the pool, you secure your pool to debris and prevent rainwater from going in. This will significantly reduce the overheads of pool maintenance long-term.
An automatic pool cover opens or withdraws when stimulated through a button.
You can get them custom-made or consider the ready-made options. It is a highly
innovative invention and adds comfort to your life. Manual pool covers require loads of physical effort in pulling them across the
pool. An automatic pool cover saves you from this hectic duty. The particular swimming pool covers work on the basic idea of pressing a button. Using this technology, you can preserve your energy and spend it on other house chores.
How do automatic Pool covers work?
An automatic pool cover works based on pulleys (reels) and a motor. In simple automatic pool covers, there are two reels on both vertical ends of the pool. These reels are unequal in size. The large reel connects to the pool cover. And the smaller one is linked with the
ropes & cables that hold the cover winds. When you press a button, the motor initiates its function. When you intend to pull the cover across the pool, the smaller reel winds up & the pool cover spreads over the pool. On the contrary, when you intend to open the pool cover, the smaller reel
unwinds, the pool cover is pulled back to a side, and your pool becomes free of the covering.
The Two Best Types of Automatic Pool Covers:
There is enough automatic pool cover variety in the market to confuse you while
decision-making. However, two options are considered the best among the pool
cover customers. These are:
● Pool Deck Slatted Automatic Covers:
These automatic pool covers are assuredly customizable. These slatted
pool covers float over the water’s surface. Additionally, if you attach a
stainless steel handrail or safety ledge with this pool cover, its safety factor
Another favorable attribute of this pool cover is that its floating slats are
composed of high-quality Polycarbonate material. To sum up, it looks
elegant and stylish and works great.
● Automatic Vinyl Safety Covers:
This automatic pool cover is well-sought because of its fast motion
working. It opens & closes in less than 60 seconds. Another benefit of
having this pool cover is that no electric installation (hydraulic motor) is
present near the water.
Other than that, these automatic pool covers are highly adaptable and
convenient for the price because they have a long life span.
Benefits of Automatic Pool Covers:
An automatic pool cover holds potential importance in the pool cover industry. It
has more benefits than demerits. A fair few advantages of using automatic pool
1. Looks Elegant:
Automatic pool covers have a lot of design diversity. If you choose a design
that contrasts perfectly with the theme and ambiance of your place, then it
would look magnificent.
Moreover, an automatic pool cover covers your pool fastly. It can decrease
your workload too. For example, if you have guests coming over to your
place & you do not have the time to clean your pool, you can pull the
automatic cover across your swimming pool, and yay! Your workload will
2. Easy to Use:
An automatic pool cover starts pulling on or off the pool upon pressing a
button or turning a key. This smooth functioning makes your daily life easy.
By comparing these with manual pool covers, you do not have to exert
energy and time to cover your pool. Just press a button, and your
swimming pool becomes covered.
3. Alternative to Safety Fences:
An automatic pool cover replaces all other safety materials used to protect
against injuries or falling off into the pool. This aspect of automatic pool
covers makes them valuable in multiple ways.
Firstly, automatic pool covers require the setup only once. On the other
hand, you need to manage the safety fences repeatedly to keep them in a
Secondly, in most cases, safety fences can also cause injuries. Replacing
them with automatic pool covers reduces bruising & can save a lot of
4. Reduced Chemical Usage:
Chemicals are added to the pools to kill germs and microorganisms. One
of them is Chlorine. It rapidly removes all the germs from the swimming
pool. However, the trouble is that it gets depleted by the sunlight.
Automatic pool covers can prevent the depletion of Chlorine. You can keep
the pool covered when not used. As a result, your swimming pool stays
safe from germs for a long time, plus you do not have to add the chemicals
again & again. This way, chemical usage is reduced. This practice is
environment-friendly as well as saves money.
5. Increased Insulation:
Swimming pools require effective insulation practices. Automatic pool
covers trap the heat inside the swimming pool. This way, the temperature
is balanced & your swimming pool is insulated effectively.
Furthermore, chlorine works more efficiently if the water temperature is
high. In this case, you do not have to add chlorine again & again into your
pool. So, using an automatic pool cover reduces chemical usage as well.
6. Cleaner pool Ambiance:
Covering your swimming pool with a pool cover helps in keeping it clean. If
you own a manual pool cover, this task becomes difficult. An automatic
pool cover solves this problem. You only need to press a button to cover
up your swimming pool.
In severe weather (for example, a dust storm), automatic pool covers help
keep your backyard clean. For example, you can cover up your swimming
pool by clicking a button once.
7. Protection from rainwater:
In most cases, rainwater is highly acidic and carries a lot of dust and
polluted particles along with water droplets. It can pollute your swimming
pool. You can easily prevent this situation.
Automatic pool covers operate at a fast speed. Pull them across your pool
in the rainy season or on occasional rain showers. This way, you don’t
have to be out in the bad weather plus your swimming pool stays clean.
8. Water Preservation & Management:
As mentioned above, your swimming pool can get polluted because of dust
& rainwater. But you can keep your swimming pool clean using an
automatic pool cover.
This pool covers also help with water preservation. As the water is kept
clean, it can get used for a longer duration than before. Correspondingly,
you conserve a lot of water through such practices.
9. Electricity Conservation:
Automatic pool covers help in keeping your swimming pool cleansed. It
reduces the cost of filtering your swimming pool of debris & dirt particles.
Respectively, you save money plus electric power by using an automatic
10. Extended Swimming Season:
When you use an effortless & automatic swimming pool cover, many of its
related factors show improvement (for example, temperature balance). It
improves the insulation of your pool. As a result, your swimming season
gets extended because of the better conditions of your swimming pool.
Limitations of Automatic Pool Covers:
Even though the benefits of an automatic pool cover outweigh its limitations,
some of its demerits are:
1. Costly option:
Automatic pool covers are expensive. If you are holding a budget and
finding an automatic pool cover, you might not get it. Many people find its
2. Mismanagement of Chemical Usage:
As mentioned above, an automatic pool cover retains Chlorine in the pool.
But sometimes, this situation gets tricky. If the pool stays closed for a
lengthy duration, the chemical levels become unbalanced & the pH of the
swimming pool is disturbed.
3. Difficulty in repair & management:
Although an automatic pool cover works flawlessly, it can be damaged. In
these cases, it becomes laborious to open it up & repair it.
4. Chances of getting injured:
Automatic pool covers may have some structures on the sides of the pool
that may cause you injuries. For example, the side rails of the pool can let
you slip down into the wall of your swimming pool. In such instances, you
need extra protection materials to fit with these automatic pool covers.
5. Over-insulated Water:
If you keep your pool covered by an automatic pool cover for a long time,
you will get more insulation than you want. An over-insulated pool
disbalances the warmth of the water in the swimming pool. And the
consequence is that you can’t swim properly & you would have to replace
6. Inefficient for Snow-load:
An automatic pool cover may not work productively in areas facing heavy
snow loads. Snow can damage your pool cover then you will be required to
spend money on its repair.
Questions & Answers about Automatic Pool Covers:
You may have some doubts while aiming to get an automatic pool cover for your
swimming pool. Down below, there are some answers to a few of the general
questions about automatic pool covers. These are:
1. How much does an automatic pool cover cost?
Generally, these pool covers are expensive. The cost of an automatic pool
cover ranges within $8000 – $20,000 USD.
2. How to manage an automatic pool cover?
Some of the suggestions to manage your swimming pool cover are:
● Clear the sides of the pool cover of bushes, weeds, and extra grass.
● Clean the pool cover regularly & do not skip this part.
● Protect the motor of the pool cover from water. You can cover it with
an additional steel cover.
● Try to add a safety cover in the winter season.
3. How to choose the best automatic pool cover?
Some recommendations for selecting the best automatic pool cover are:
● Measure & record the size of your pool. Try to make a correct
estimate of the size of the pool so that your cover fits perfectly.
● Consider the shape of your pool.
● Think about the climatic conditions around your residence. If you get
heavy snow, select a deal having an additional winter cover along
with the original automatic pool cover.
● Examine the warranty documents of the pool covers so you may get
insured in case the pool cover is damaged.
Now that you comprehend the importance & advantages of an automatic pool
cover, you can decide calmly. Keep all the relevant aspects in your mind and
select the finest option for your pool.
When it comes to the practicalities of using a cover for swimming pools, there is a lot
to consider. We know that you may have quite a few questions that need answering
before you can make the decision about the best choice of pool cover for your
If you have any other queries or would like more information about the most suitable
swimming pool cover for your home, – Get in touch with our knowledgeable advisors
Do Pool Covers Retain Heat?
Swimming pool covers are an effective and long-lasting way to reduce your pool
heating costs. In fact, using a cover for swimming pools when they are not in use can
help to make savings of up to 70%!
The water in the pool will stay warmer for longer when covered and will help to make
sure that the water retains the heat from the sun. This will extend your swimming
pool season and will mean you need to spend less on heating the water at the
beginning and end of the summer period.
Are Pool Covers Safe?
South African law legislates that in the interests of safety, all pools which contain
more than 30cm of water should be fitted with a safety net or cover.
Pool covers that are secure, made of quality products, and anchored correctly will
both keep your eater protected and ensure that your children and pets are protected
while playing outside.
When the swimming pool is not in use, placing a safe cover on the pool will help you
to make sure that no family members enter the water without your supervision.
Investing in a child-safe pool will also allow you to benefit from child-proof locks
which ensure that the cover cannot be removed when you are not present.
What Colour Pool Cover is Best?
The most effective colour for pool covers in terms of keeping the water heated and
reducing chemical degradation is dark blue. This colour on a pool cover will help you
to make the most of the heat provided by the sun throughout the day.
In terms of aesthetics, you will have your own preferences – although blue and green
make popular choices for those who want to maintain a consistent look in their
gardens and patio area. We offer a range of different attractive coloured swimming
pool covers to suit a variety of tastes and preferences.
Does a Cover for Pools help to
Swimming pools in Africa lose approximately 2.5 billion litres each year through
evaporation. A standard swimming pool measuring 5 by 11 meters could lose as
much as 650 litres of water a week through this process! Important chemicals for
keeping your water safe and clean could also disappear during the evaporation
This can be avoided by investing in a high-quality pool cover which could save you
thousands of Rands each year on water costs!
Will Covering a Pool Kill Algae?
Swimming pool covers will help to prevent the growth of algae in your pool. A high-
quality and secure cover will prevent algae from entering the pool area. And a pool
cover will also help to prevent dirt, debris, bugs, and bacteria from being collected in
the pool where they can provide algae with fuel for growth.
A pool cover will also help to limit chemical disintegration from evaporation. This will
help to make sure that the formation of algae is less likely and will be dealt with by
the protective chemical elements in your water.
Our Thermal Blanket Pool Covers will inhibit the entry of light into the water which
will limit the photosynthesis of algae within your pool.
How Much Are Pool Covers that
You Can Walk On?
Our durable and supportive Vinyl Safety covers will support a weight of 250kg per
meter squared. These secure pool covers will make sure that even if a family
member trips or falls, landing on the pool cover will not automatically mean that they
fall into the pool!
This can offer peace of mind and a new feeling of security for parents who are
worried about children and pets accidentally entering the pool when unsupervised.
What Do Pool Covers Cost?
The cost of a pool cover can vary according to the type of pool cover you need, the
size of your pool, and the quality of the materials used. Paying for a low-cost pool
cover made of inferior materials may seem like a clever idea in the short run but will
end up costing you more money when you find you need to buy a replacement a lot
sooner than anticipated.
Make sure to keep your water, heating, and algae treatment costs down by investing
in a durable and long-lasting cover for pools that keeps your pool protected from the
elements and contributes to a safe environment for your family.
Should I cover my pool every
To reduce evaporation, and keep heating and water costs down, you can use a
swimming pool cover. You will be able to lessen the amount of heat lost through the
night. And moisture in the air above the water will cool on the cover and drop back
into the pool during the night time hours.
You will also be able to limit the amount of dirt, debris, leaves, and bacteria that
enter the pool overnight.
You also need to consider the safety aspects of keeping your pool covered and
ensuring that no one enters your pool unsupervised during the night time hours.
What Happens If You Don't Cover
If you choose not to cover your pool, you will be flouting the regulations of the SABS
(South African Bureau of Standards.) You will have to constantly be on guard to
make sure that younger family members are safe and supervised to avoid dangerous
accidents and falls when out of doors.
You will also face higher water, heating, and chemical treatment costs. You will also
have to spend more time cleaning your pool and battling against the formation of
Is it OK to Leave Pool Cover On All
During the summer months, you should try to remove the pool cover throughout the
day to allow the sun to adequately heat the water. You should also make sure to
remove the pool cover to make sure that the accumulated carbon dioxide dissipates.
If you don't do this the water in your pool could become more acidic.
You should try to place your pool cover on every night. This will help to retain the
heat created throughout the day, avoid costly water evaporation, and limit the dirt
and debris that enters the water.
Should Water Be Removed from
the top of the Pool Cover?
You should use a pump on your pool cover to easily remove the water which has
accumulated on the cover. This will avoid damage being caused such as rips and
tears and will ensure that you can use the pool cover for a good while before
needing to replace it.
How do you Maintain a Swimming
To make sure that you get the best use of your pool cover, there are regular steps
you can take to maintain the condition of your equipment. Steps include:
Make sure to dirt, and debris that has accumulated on the top of the cover.
Leave the pool cover off for a while after adding chemicals to the water.
Clean the area around the pool regularly to limit the debris, sticks, and dirt
that make their way onto the cover.
Make sure to retract the pool cover at least once a week to allow carbon
dioxide to evaporate and to check if any algae have begun to appear in the
Examine the pool cover regularly to spot potentially damaging problems
before they develop.
Quickly remove water that has accumulated on the top of the pool cover.
Allowing the water to weigh down the cover for a lengthy period could result in
tears and damage which will prove costly.
Where Can You Find the Best Pool
Covers in South Africa?
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We have exclusive and high-spec pool covers which have been created to reduce
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