Safe for kids and pets
- Let’s sunlight through so you can get a little algae growth (even on the Block 90+ units)
- Fine dirt can wash into the pool
- You may have to pump water out of the pool during the winter
- Blocks out light—no algae growth in pool
- Debris is kept out (except those earthworms that seem to crawl into everybody’s pool)
- Water level stays where you want it—no pumping water out of the pool during the spring months
- Safe for kids and pets
- A little more expensive than mesh
- Heavier and more difficult to put on the pool, especially BIG pools
- Has to be pumped off when there is a thaw.
The decision is yours. If you want a clean, clear pool, and don’t mind spending a little more, get a solid cover. If the budget is tight, go with a mesh but plan on a little more work and chemical expense in the spring. One question I always ask is this: “If you spend a little more now, in one year will you be glad you spent more or will you wish you had?” That has to be your answer.
Either way, both covers offer a much safer, tidier look for those long, cold winter months. –Max]]>