Mesh Pool Covers-Pros and Cons

Canadian swimming pool owners have a lot of decisions to make, one of which is choosing the right type of pool cover. Among the different types of pool covers available, mesh pool covers have gained popularity for their low pricing. Mesh pool covers are made of porous material that allows water to pass through while keeping debris and leaves out of the pool. Like any other product, mesh pool covers have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. We’ll explore the pros and cons of a mesh pool cover to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.


Pros Of Mesh Pool Covers:

  • One of the biggest advantages of a mesh pool cover is that it is lightweight and easy to install. Unlike solid pool covers, mesh covers don’t require a motor or manual assistance to install or remove. This makes them a convenient option for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time and effort maintaining their pool cover.
  • Mesh pool covers are also relatively affordable compared to other types of pool covers. This makes them an attractive option for those who are on a budget but still want a high-quality pool cover that will last for several years.
  • Another advantage of a mesh pool cover is that it allows rainwater to pass through the cover and into the pool. This can save on water and reduce the amount of time you spend maintaining your pool’s water level.

Cons Of Mesh Pool Covers:

  • The biggest disadvantage of a mesh pool cover is that it does not offer the safety benefits of an automatic pool cover. Automatic pool covers act as safety devices and are strong enough to hold the weight of a small family, avoiding accidental falls into the pool. While mesh covers keep out most debris, some small particles may still get through. This means that you may need to spend more time cleaning your pool after it has been covered for an extended period.
  • Another potential downside of a mesh pool cover is that it does not provide as much insulation as a solid fabric or plastic pool cover. This means that the water in your pool will cool down faster which can lead to higher heating bills and loss of water due to evaporation.
  • Finally, mesh pool covers may not be the best option for those who live in areas with heavy snowfall or icy rain. Automatic pool covers allows the use of a surface pump that can extract melting snowwater whereas mesh pools do not, causing the cover to sag and possibly collapse, which can damage the cover and potentially harm anyone who is near the pool.

In conclusion, mesh pool covers offer some benefits that make them a good option for some pool owners. They are lightweight, affordable, and allow rainwater to pass through the cover. However, they may not be the best choice for those who need a safety pool cover to protect children and pets or provide energy and water saving insulation from their pool cover.

If you’re considering a mesh pool cover, weigh the pros and cons carefully and don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below to ask us about whether automatic pool covers are right for you. You can even send us photos of your pool to help us better evaluate your needs and suggest pool cover options!


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