The ONLY creepy crawly you want in your pool is the mechanical kind that slowly vacuums the floor. All other eight-legged, winged, slithering or otherwise bug-like are definitely not invited to MY pool party, and investing in a pool cover can help prevent them from gatecrashing. Living in Australia, creepy crawlies in your pool arent simply a cause for squeamishnessthey can pose a serious threat to our safety and the health of our family. Creatures like Redback spiders, Funnelweb spiders, centipedes and European wasps are no joke, so dont give them the chance to set up shop in your pool!
While there are several mandatory safety features your backyard pool will need to comply with, you can;t watch children and pets every second, and a hard pool cover can add to the security of your pool (not to mention your peace of mind!). A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE HERE: Soft pool covers can be more dangerous than no cover at all if you are buying them for safety purposes. If a child steps out onto a soft pool cover the weight of the material can prevent them from being able to reach the surface or be seen, so a HARD pool cover that is guaranteed to hold weight if a child or pet were to step out onto it is best for this purpose.
Falling leaves and other debris are a never ending maintenance job and scooping the clutter out can be time consuming, and can also be detrimental to your pool pump. A cover will prevent leaves, sticks, dirt and dust from clogging your filter and dirtying your pool, which means more time for you to spend floating in the sunshine!
If youve got a backyard pool, youre in possession of a valuable investment that will bring hours of enjoyment to your family. Take care of your investment and be sure that you get the most out of it by protecting it with a pool coveryou will reap the rewards for years to come!