There are many people who assume that pool covers in Granite Bay are just an accessory. Anyone who thinks that should take a second look at the invaluable benefits they provide to every swimming pool owner.
Fortunately, more pool owners wisely decide to buy covers because they know safety is of paramount importance. Do you know that most of the water-related accidents do not occur at beaches or public resorts? The tragic truth is that most accidents happen right in pool owners’ backyard pools, and this is something which could have easily been prevented if a pool cover had been in use.
While nothing replaces adult supervision, pool covers can save lives. For households who have little children, pets, and family members who cannot swim, a pool cover is no longer an option but a necessity.
There are a lot of benefits that pool covers can provide. They keep the water clean and protected from dust, dirt and other type of debris. They prevent evaporation, slowing down pool water loss. Pool covers also trap heat and maintains the water’s warm temperature (and you don’t have to turn the heater on, thus bringing you big energy savings).
Most importantly though, a single pool cover provides the ultimate pool security system to swimming pools, surpassing all other pool safety measures. These include fences built around the pool or swimming pool alarms, which do not adequately provide the security you need. Bold and curious children can even get past the fences. Alarms, on the other hand, will only sound off when there’s actual contact with the pool water and it is too late.
Pool covers create an isolation barrier by “blanketing” the pool and sealing all its sides, therefore permitting no gap for children or pets to go get to the water.
While several types of pool covers provide the desired security, automatic pool covers are the best choice. Aside from the convenience and ease of use that they offer, automatic pool covers are designed to be safe and are ideal for busy but safety-conscious families.
Pool covers are not only seen as something to protect swimming pools and keeping them clean. They are now also considered as safety devices to prevent accidental drowning. If you plan to purchase a safety pool cover, make sure that it is certified by the ASTM. Safety pool covers having the ASTM certification means that they have satisfied all safety requirements and standards. Qualifications for the ASTM specification F1346-91 are as follows:
- The pool cover should be able to hold at least 485 pounds (the approximate weight of two adults and one child) to permit rescue operation.
- The pool cover should demonstrate that any gaps or openings are small enough to prevent the test object (like small children and pets) from passing through.
- The “surface drainage test” – the pool cover should be constructed in a way that it prevents collecting a dangerous amount of rain water on the surface and an automatic pump is provided to drain standing water off the top of your cover if you are away.
- Labeling should include appropriate warnings (as described in the standard) and identify the pool cover as a “safety cover.”
Owing to the increasing awareness among the consumers regarding pool safety, pool covers have become more popular than ever. The combination of the latest technology, plus the implementation of pool cover safety statutes, ensure that pool covers in Granite Bay have the capacity to save precious lives of your family and loved ones.