Should I Cover My Pool Before I Go On Vacation?

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“I’m going on vacation next week. Should I cover my pool?” Covering your pool with a safety cover is an excellent choice for a number of reasons. When it comes to pool safety in general, having a quality cover on hand is important, and not just for the winter season. Let’s explore some reasons why you should consider a pool safety cover prior to your vacation. 

The Benefits of a Pool Safety Cover


One of the primary benefits of covering your pool is safety. A cover can prevent children, pets, and other animals from accidentally falling into the water. When you’re not home to keep an eye on your pool, neighborhood kids or animals may accidentally fall in and there would be no one there to help. A sturdy cover can provide a barrier that prevents anyone from entering the pool when you’re not there to supervise.

Energy Efficiency 

Covering your pool before you leave for a vacation can also have energy efficiency benefits. When you use a good safety cover, you are likely to save money on your utility bills. One way this works is by retaining heat. Some covers will even help heat your water temperature by absorbing rays from the sun and transferring the heat to the water underneath.  Covering your pool also prevents water evaporation, meaning you won’t be losing water mass while you’re off enjoying your vacation. In addition, your heater and pump shouldn’t have to work as hard, saving energy and money. By covering your pool, you can save on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.


In addition to safety and energy efficiency benefits, safety covers can also help keep your pool clean and clear of debris. When your pool is uncovered, it is exposed to the elements, and debris such as leaves, insects, and other outdoor elements can fall into the water. This can not only make your pool look unsightly, but it can also require more frequent cleaning and maintenance, which can be time consuming and costly. A safety cover can help prevent debris from entering your pool, which can significantly reduce the amount of time and effort required to keep your pool clean. By reducing the amount of debris that falls into the water, you can also reduce the amount of chemicals and cleaning products needed to keep your pool in good condition.

I Am Going to Cover My Pool. Which Pool Cover Should I Buy?

When choosing a pool safety cover for your pool, look no further than a GLI Safety Cover. A GLI safety cover works by covering the entire surface of the pool and creating a barrier between the water and the surrounding environment. These covers are made of a durable mesh or solid material that is specifically designed to withstand the weight of people and pets and to resist damage from the sun, water, and chemicals.  The cover is attached to the pool by a system of anchors and springs that run along the perimeter of the pool. These anchors are usually placed into the pool decking, and the springs are used to create tension, which keeps the cover taut and prevents it from sagging or sinking.  When the cover is in place, it forms a tight seal over the pool, preventing debris, leaves, and other contaminants from entering the water. It also prevents evaporation, which can help to conserve water and reduce heating costs.

Where Can I Purchase a GLI Safety Cover?

Fronheiser Pools proudly carries GLI safety covers for all of your pool cover needs. We believe that safety should be at the forefront of every pool owner’s mind, and these covers provide optimal protection when in use.  To learn more, or to purchase a GLI safety cover, come in and see us at one of our two Pennsylvania locations or contact us online. We are happy to walk you through the process and pick the best cover for your needs. We look forward to helping you make your pool even safer.   
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