The Safety Mesh pool cover is made of 100% polypropylene. The mesh fabrics allow all the water to drain through the pool. For safety, this is the best type of fabric you can use. Safety mesh covers for in-ground pools are usually made of fabric that is lightweight compared to solid pool covers.
That's why they're easy to put on and take off. Manufacturers assure that their own mesh pool covers, like any other pool cover, are designed for optimal safety and protection. Fine mesh patterns allow sunlight, rainwater and snow to pass through while blocking leaves and other larger debris at the same time. Therefore, there is no possibility that rainwater and snow will accumulate on top of the cover.
The basis of most pool covers are polyethylene or polypropylene sheets cut into thin tapes and woven into a sturdy fabric. Laminated layers are then applied to both sides of the fabric to increase strength and thickness. Finally, chemical coatings or protective films, such as UV stabilizers and fungus inhibitors, are applied to the material to improve durability and increase the shelf life of the product. This is a cover made of a solid sheet of polycarbonate.
Depending on its design, it can be reinforced with aluminum rods. The main advantage of a solid vinyl winter pool cover is the fact that it does not allow sunlight to pass through. For example, when the leaves fall on the pool cover during the winter and it rains, the leaves will make the rainwater very dirty. With their lightweight material, mesh covers can be put on and removed by a single person in most cases, unlike solid covers.
It is also known for its combination of light weight, strength and durability, which is why it is the base material of almost all pool covers. On the other hand, vinyl pool covers tend to degrade faster when subjected to solar radiation and the mesh tends to be larger. One of the most common materials used in the manufacture of a pool cover is polyethylene, which happens to be the most produced and most versatile type of plastic. Pool covers minimize water evaporation, so they save water so homeowners don't have to add more water as often.
With a polycarbonate pool cover, depending on its structural design, you can swim even when the cover is closed. When you use these covers during the winter, all the snow will also melt and the water will leak into your pool after a while. It is clear that the polycarbonate cover for swimming pools is an accessory that guarantees a wide range of benefits. Since a solid pool cover is not made of mesh fabric, all types of foreign matter (precipitation, leaves, twigs, dust, soot, sunlight and many others) cannot pass through it.
But, the truth of the matter is that all the leaves and debris that accumulates on the deck will eventually fall into the pool water. In addition, you will also spend more than three times the cost of the pool enclosure while maintaining the pool. Each of these pool covers can support up to a weight equivalent to three adults and one child, according to ASTM standards.