Do You Need an Inground Swimming Pool Cover?

Even as fall approaches, it remains hot in Houston. If you’re still using your backyard pool regularly, you may not be thinking about investing in a cover. You might look out at your freeform pool and wonder how you would even get a cover to fit! Pool covers are most often reserved for cold-weather climates to retain the heat of the water within it. However, the decision to invest in a cover or skip it depends entirely on your situation. 

Inground Swimming Pool Cover

The majority of homeowners do not need a pool cover, but there are instances when you may prefer to use one. Perhaps you have small children or animals that you want to prevent from falling into the pool (safety net or cover), or maybe you plan to be away from home for an extended period of time. Whatever the case, there’s often a moment when pool owners wonder if they need one. Most inground pools in Texas don’t require a cover, but if you're unsure, call a professional for advice. Click To Tweet

What It Does

  • Protects your pool from debris and leaves
  • Cuts down the needs for chemicals
  • Retains heat
  • Certain types can protect kids and pets from falling in
  • Conserves water

When You Need It

  • If you plan to travel extensively
  • You have small children or pets with access to the backyard

When to Skip It

  • In areas that don’t experience freeze or snow
  • You use your pool year-round

Talk to a Professional

If you’re still not sure if you need a pool cover, talk to a pool professional. They’ll be able to assess your situation and determine whether or not you need to bother with a cover. If safety is your concern, consider discussing other options, such as fencing or other hardscape elements separate the pool from the rest of your yard and protect your little ones.

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