Pool Safety Covers
We carry a huge stock of solid and mesh pool safety covers, for immediate shipment, with all hardware, parts, tools and storage bag. For rectangle or rectangle with step pools, ‘stock covers’ are an affordable way to safely cover your inground pool. For pools with bowed ends or curvy shapes, allow us to provide prices from the top safety cover companies, in several grades and colors of material. Click below to get started!
Pool Safety Cover Benefits
- Looks beautiful, stays clean and tight
- Peace of mind and safe children
- Protects pets and wild animals
- Captures rain to save water
- 12-15 year warranty
- Easy-On, Easy-Off
Pool Safety Cover Features
- 4000+ lb. strap break strength
- Stainless Steel hardware
- Brass deck anchors
- Hardened steel tools
- 3 grades of mesh material thickness
- 3 colors - Green, Blue and Tan in some models
Pool safety covers do cost more than solid winter covers, and they do require anchors installed in the pool deck or planter areas, but they are so worth the extra effort and expense. Not only do they look great and last for 15 years, but also they are much easier to manage, they save water and more importantly, safety covers save lives.
If you have a rectangular pool, you get all the benefits at the lowest possible cost, as stock safety covers cost as little as $499, for a 16’x32’ pool size. Custom safety pool covers cost considerably more. Priced per square foot, custom safety cover costs average $2000, less for small pools, and more for larger, or for raised walls or spas. Custom covers also take 3-4 weeks to custom fabricate and ship, but stock covers can ship the same day! As such, for a custom pool, a safety cover becomes a larger decision, but if you have a rectangular pool, it’s a no-brainer – so much value in buying a stock pool safety cover.
HOW DO POOL SAFETY COVERS STAY IN PLACE?
A safety cover is made up of square panels of fabric, sewn together with heavy seams. At the edge of the cover, each perpendicular seam extends past the edge into an 18” strap, which is buckled to a stainless steel compression spring. The cover springs are levered over raised brass anchors in the pool deck, with the use of a 30” installation rod. All of the seams pull tightly to the outside, giving a safety cover its flat, trampoline-like appearance.
HOW ARE POOL SAFETY COVERS INSTALLED?
The safety cover is laid over the pool, floating on the water, centered over the edges of the pool. Brass anchors are placed at the end of each cover strap, drilled into concrete or stone with the use of a hammer drill and a ¾” masonry bit. The dust is washed or blown away, and a brass anchor press-fits into the hole with a hammer tap or two. You need at least 24” of deck space outside of the pool, for traditional attachment. For lawn or garden areas with no pool deck, stakes are used. Rotary hammer drills are found at any rental shop, and everything else you need is included. Installing a swimming pool safety cover can be an afternoon project, of about 3-5 hours.
HOW DO THE BRASS ANCHORS WORK?
The brass anchor is a threaded anchor that unscrews up about ¾” when you want to install the cover, and threads back down flush into the pool deck when the cover is removed for storage. A standard ¼” hex key is used to turn the anchors up and down. In the down position, the brass anchor is flush with the deck, only ¾” in diameter, and become almost unnoticeable after tarnishing to a light brown color.
CAN ANCHORS BE INSTALLED IN STONE OR PAVER DECKS?
Yes, anchors can be installed in any deck, even grass or loose pavers set on gravel. For most stone decks and paver decks, we recommend drilling a ¾” hole between 2 or 3 stones or pavers, and installing a 15” anchor tube to hold the anchor. This avoids problems with cracking stones or pavers, and allows for more deck movement on loose decks. You can however drill directly through deck paver stones, but only if they are set onto a sub-deck of concrete or heavy mortar. Stones and pavers of only 1” or less will need a anchor tube to hold the anchor, but stones or pavers that are 2.5” thick or more often will do fine. Avoid drilling too close to the edge of a paver or stone, allow at least 3” on all sides to avoid cracking.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR A SAFETY POOL COVER
For a rectangle or square shape with No Curves or bowed edges at all, the inside dimensions will suffice, in addition to answering the other important questions on the measurement form. For pools with curves, or attached spas, or areas of limited deck space, or anything that is not just a simple rectangle, you measure the pool using the A-B Measurement method. This involves measuring from two known points, A & B, to dozens of (chalk or tape) points around the (inside) pool edge, spaced every few feet. Fed into a cad program, your AB measurements provide fabricators with an exact replica of your pool, and any close objects or obstructions.