A quick search on the internet reveals a number of creative ways to keep your pool or built in hot tub covered, both for safety and for insulation and cleanliness. This new sliding deck pool cover, by a French company Octavia, is our favourite, it features an integrated raised deck to match your current deck and uses rails to easily allow the deck to be slid out of the way to open up the pool for use. The best part is that you can still use the deck for chairs and tanning while the pool is open.
Why Do You Need A Pool Cover
A pool cover has a number of benefits, besides being a safeguard for children and animals, here are some other reasons to consider installing one on your pool:
- It helps to prevent leaves, dirt and debris from entering your pool. This allows you to run your filtration system for fewer hours, saving your money on electricity, and keeps the floor and surface cleaner for longer between sweeps and skims. Have a look at these tricks for maintaining your pool throughout the seasons.
- A cover prevents heat loss. If you run a solar or electric water heating systems, you’ll want to keep the heat in as long as possible and a proper cover is key to this.
- Reduce your chlorine and other chemical consumption. A cover prevents sunlight from entering the pool, reducing bacteria growth and preventing the UV light from degrading the chlorine.
- Let’s not forget about safety. The WHO (World Health Organisation) states that drowning is the 3rd leading cause for unintentional injury deaths worldwide. A cover, especially a rigid one like this, goes a long way to prevent accidents, keeping the pool completely covered and potentially locked up.
Do you have a pool cover installed over your pool at home? What type of cover do you have and would you consider installing something like this?