Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is a safety cover?
Primarily a Safety Cover is a form fitted structural covering designed to protect your pool. They are generally used as a winter cover to safeguard against the same wastes as a traditional winter cover, but more so in difficult weather conditions. When leaves and limbs are blowing around, a safety cover can protect your swimming pool from catching all that debris and stress from a harsh environment.
Is it used only in winter?
The primary job of a safety cover is to secure the pool from wind and ice and snow in the winter months. That being said, there are certainly times in the spring, summer or autumn that this protection and security also come in handy. For example, if you are traveling for an extended period of time and want to ensure that if branches fall off trees in a thunderstorm that the pool is secure. Possibly when all the apple blossom petals are falling off your neighbours’ tree and the skimmer basket plugs every 20 minutes a safety cover can help you sleep better at night.
How long do they last
The longest life of any winter cover is a safety cover. The main cause of traditional winter cover failure is snow and temperature change related. When using a Latham safety cover, we remove this challenge because of the materials used in manufacturing. There is custom heavy-duty hardware with interlocked and double-overlapped seams. Manitoba winters don’t hold a candle to a built to last box stitched safety cover. Additionally, ice won’t move and cut these covers during a freeze-thaw cycle as water just drains right though.