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Safety Covers Save Lives!

Important information about safety covers!

What is a Safety Cover?
A safety cover is simply a woven mesh or solid vinyl winter cover that can be used on all in ground and some above ground pools. It is designed to be pulled taut across the pool, and is secured with straps to anchors that you install around the pool's perimeter. Safety covers not only prevent leaves & debris from getting into your pool water while your pool is closed, they are also designed to prevent accidental submersion, providing an extra level of protection for your family, neighbors, pets and area wildlife.

  • Superior protection for conscientious pool owners
  • Ideal for all In ground pools & some decked above ground pools
  • For winter shutdown & extended periods of non-use during the swim season
  • A more tailored, attractive look than standard winter covers can provide
  • Safety covers need approximately 36" of concrete decking, wood, pavers, or other suitable rock around the perimeter of the pool


What are the Differences Between Solid & Mesh Safety Covers?
Both mesh and solid safety covers offer their own benefits. Deciding on the type of material is an important step in choosing the safety cover that's right for your pool, your situation:

Mesh Safety Covers
Mesh material is generally lighter and easier to handle than solid material, which means you'll have an easier time getting your new safety cover on and off your pool. Mesh material also allows rainwater and melting snow to pass through the cover into the pool, saving on resources and eliminating the need for a cover pump. Safety covers made from mesh material are also typically less expensive than solid safety covers.

Solid Safety Covers
Solid material's big advantage is that it prevents sunlight & fine particles from entering the pool, which helps keep your pool water clean over the winter by preventing dirt and algae accumulation. With a cover made from solid material, water is kept off the cover either through use of a drain panel (mesh panel(s) built into the cover) or a cover pump.

Why Should I Buy a Safety Cover for my Pool?
A safety cover offers you several important benefits that are simply not available with a standard "tarp-style" winter cover:

  • Protects your investment
    Safety Covers provide superior protection from the elements during the off-season, keeping your pool and pool equipment in peak condition, and making for an easy, predictable pool opening each spring.


  • Safeguards your family & pets
    Safety Covers form an impenetrable barrier that gives your family, neighbors and pets unparalleled protection from accidental submersion.


  • Saves time & effort
    Safety Covers are simple to use, so you'll spend less time struggling with pool closing & opening chores.


  • Saves money in the long run
    Because Safety Covers last for years, they pay for themselves in just a few seasons - and give you trouble-free performance, season after season unlike many standard winter covers. And with our selection, there's likely a Safety Cover that's within your price range.


  • Gives a more tailored "look"
    Many pool owners prefer the neater, more tailored and finished look that a Safety Cover provides during the off-season. Standard winter covers simply can't give you this benefit.


Why Should I Buy my Safety Cover from
A safety cover offers you several important benefits that are simply not available with a standard "tarp-style" winter cover:

  • Large Selection, Competitive Prices
    We're a preferred partner with the finest safety cover manufacturers in the industry, so we get the best possible prices on top-quality safety covers!


  • Fast shipping offers Free shipping on every order over $100.00 delivered within the contiguous U.S. no matter the size or weight. Your order arrives fast!


  • Expert advice by phone
    Our team of friendly Pool Experts have over 50 years of experience, and they're ready to help you with product questions, a custom quote, troubleshooting problems or technical advice. Just give us a call at 1-866-752-7665.


  • Same day shipping on many in-stock covers
    Many Styles, Many Sizes


  • Online quick-quote
    We're experts at creating custom safety covers for free form & extra-large pools - and we can get you a fast, accurate quote on your perfect safety cover, too!