Closing your in-ground swimming pool for the winter is an important task which must be carried out properly in order to protect your pool from harsh weather and to ensure that your spring opening goes as smoothly as possible.
One of the most important steps involved in successfully winterizing your in-ground swimming pool is covering it with a winter pool cover.
While there are many different in-ground winter pool covers available from a variety of manufacturers, all standard winter swimming pool covers fall into one of two categories — solid winter covers and mesh winter covers.
While each category has its own pros and cons, both types of in-ground pool winter covers can provide your swimming pool with excellent winter protection when properly installed. Although winter covers for in-ground swimming pools can be divided into two different categories, they all share certain common features.
As they are designed to withstand harsh weather such as wind, rain, snow and cold temperatures, winter swimming pool covers are constructed from highly durable material.
They also come with additional features which enhance their strength and durability, such as double-stitched binding and a weather-resistant top coating. Winter pool covers also come with a significant overlap of material to allow for water drop within the pool and secure anchoring around the edge of the pool.