Which Swimming Pool Cover is Right for You?

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There are a few different types of pool cover, all of which provide different benefits and drawbacks.

There are a few different types of pool covers, and which one is best for you depends on a few factors such as your budget, how much maintenance you want to do when it’s time to open, how safe you want your cover to be, and how much convenience you expect to get out of it. Carefully consider how much you’re able to spend and what the most important factors are for your pool cover to find the best option for you and your family. 

Mesh Pool Cover

Mesh covers aren’t the cheapest on the market, but they’re not the most expensive, either. They do come with several benefits as well as a few drawbacks, all of which need to be considered before you decide whether a mesh pool cover is the best option for you.


  • Lightweight
  • Easy to store
  • Supports significant weight
  • Never needs to be drained
  • Fine mesh keeps debris out


  • Requires anchor installation
  • Pool needs to be pumped to prevent overflow
  • UV rays promote algae growth
  • Dirty water at next pool opening

Solid Pool Cover

A solid pool cover works very similarly to a mesh pool cover, but the solid vinyl material it’s made of provides a few different benefits and drawbacks that should be considered.


  • Keeps debris out of the pool
  • Blocks UV rays to prevent algae growth
  • No risk of pool overflow
  • Blocks dirty water from entering pool


  • Requires anchor installation
  • Cover needs to be pumped when water builds up
  • Heavier than mesh
  • Shorter lifespan than mesh

Winter Pool Cover

A winter pool cover looks like a large tarp, and it is held in place by water bags. This is the best option if you’re on a tight budget, but it’s not a perfect solution.


  • Inexpensive
  • Blocks UV rays
  • Keeps out debris
  • Blocks dirty water from entering pool
  • Easy installation


  • Cannot support much weight
  • Cover needs to be pumped when water builds up
  • Water bags require bi-yearly replacement
  • Shortest lfiespan

Automatic Pool Cover

While automatic covers aren’t actually a different type, they have some special characteristics that are worth noting. You can get a mesh or solid cover installed to be an automatic cover.


  • Can be either mesh or solid
  • Open or close your pool with the push of a button


  • Most expensive option
  • Hard to remove if you need to replace it

Do You Have More Questions About Swimming Pools? Ask Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC

If you still have questions about how to build a brand new swimming pool, Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC is here to help you. At Sunrise Pools, we can build and install your pool, spa, or hot tub and provide you with pool chemicals, services, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see more from us and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, TwitterPinterest, and LinkedIn.

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