5 Smart Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Pool

There are a lot of reasons why you should cover your pool. After reading our post today, you'll definitely hop to preparing a tarp for your pool.
5 Smart Reasons Why You Should Cover Your Pool

Last update: 26 June, 2019

People often disagree over whether you need to cover your pool or not. Some are firm believers in doing so and bank on the benefits. On the other hand, others prefer to leave their pools uncovered and enjoy it just as it is.

At DecorTips, we side with the first group. If you find yourself among the latter, we have 5 reasons to convince you why covering your pool is worth it.

After reading our post today, you’ll start browsing pool covers. You won’t believe how much time, money and time a poor cover will save you.

1. Keep your pool clean

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By installing a simple tarp over your pool, you can keep it protected from dirt and other particles. Most of the gunk that you clean from your pool floor is actually a mixture of fallen leaves from nearby trees and soil. Birds and some insects also add to that.

With a cover, anything that would otherwise end up floating in your pool will simply accumulate on top. You just have to be careful when pulling back the tarp, making sure that nothing falls into the pool. Take your time because if everything falls in any way, there would have been no point in using a tarp in the first place.

Some tarps are not very well designed and allow a small number of leaves and dirt to pass through the corners. This is a common trait among cheaper options. In light of that, make sure you weigh a tarp’s efficiency against its price; it might be worth paying more for a better product.

2. Tarps are very economical

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Price tags are no excuse for hesitating about buying a pool cover or not. You can find a wide variety of prices and pool cover models at any home exteriors store.

A product’s price will ultimately depend on its characteristics and size. In any case, you’ll be able to find options that are much more economical than you might have imagined.

What’s more is that these days, more and more models include a reel system. These standing reels make it much easier to reel in your pool cover. They don’t just save you time but also keep tarp covers neatly stored and wrinkle-free.

If you don’t have any financial concerns, check out high-end options that offer the best aestheticsWooden planks and imitation grass or tiles are just a few examples. A beautiful pool cover will decorate and protect your pool at the same time.

3. Covering your pool means a safer yard

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Safety is one of the biggest reasons why you should cover your pool. And this is particularly important if you have children. If you have children, an uncovered pool means you constantly have to be on the lookout when they’re outside or running around the pool.

Keeping your pool covered is a great way to make your home saferWhether full or empty, a pool can be a huge safety concern. Take this into consideration and keep any accidents at bay.

4. Make maintenance easier

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If you cover your pool, you’re covering it from external agents such as water, sun, and wind. Time affects pools, especially their paint. By installing a tarp cover you can keep your pool in great condition for a longer period of time.

From that point of view, investing in a pool cover can be a smart investment. You’ll save in new coats of paint as well as other chemical products you need to maintain your pool.

5. Minimize costs

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Covering your pool is a clever way to cut down on costs. Using water responsibly is no joke and a pool tarp cover goes hand-in-hand with the concept. Don’t believe us? Keep on reading.

Covering your pool when you’re not using it, especially during the hottest hours of the day, will prevent the water from evaporating. As a result, you won’t have to keep on filling up your pool.