A pool cover is a critical component of pool safety on Long Island. Homeowners with pools in New York need to think in terms of layers of protection not only during the swimming season but all year round. That is why in addition to your pool fence, installing a pool safety cover is equally important. Both pool safety barriers can help make your backyard safer for your children, grandchildren, and even pets from accidental drowning.
Life Saver Pool Fence of New York can help you implement all the layers of protection you need with these pool barriers for your swimming pool. Call (516) 766-5336 if you need a pool cover for your above ground or inground swimming pool. We offer FREE pool safety cover estimates and a pool safety evaluation. Contact us today!
Why You Need A Pool Cover for Your New York Pool
Some homeowners may believe that using a solar pool cover during the summer months or a winter pool cover is enough to protect their child from drowning, if that child were to try to access the pool without adult supervision. Unfortunately, this is not true, and these types of solar pool covers can actually pose more danger to young children, especially toddlers. These are temporary pool covers and are lacking the critical safety component that a cover for your pool should provide.
The American Society for Testing and Materials standard requires that a cover for pools be capable of holding a minimum of 485 pounds per five square feet in order to qualify as a safety cover. Additionally, the ASTM F1346 states that a pool safety cover must demonstrate that any opening is small to prevent the test object being passed through. The cover needs to also pass the Surface Drainage Test which safeguards against a large and dangerous amount of water collecting on the surface of the cover which can also pose a threat to a young child since drownings are possible even in a few inches of water.
The pool enclosures from Life Saver Pool Fence of New York meet and pass all of these requirements, making them the safest pool covers available in the industry.
As a homeowner with a pool on Long Island, safety must always be your top priority, especially if you have children in your home. It does not matter if you are in the Hamptons or in Nassau or Suffolk County areas, children, even your pets, are at risk if you do not put a quality pool cover over your pool. Even if you require an odd or irregular shaped safety cover, we can help. If you have already installed a pool safety fence or pool alarm to prevent accidental drownings, now is a great time to add a pool safety cover to your pool in order to make your home even safer for your family. If not now, then toward the end of the season.
If you already have a cover for your pool, now is a good time to inspect your cover and look for wear and tear if you have one; or, look for small holes or rips that sometimes animals can cause during storage. Budget accordingly and plan when you will install your cover.
Types of Pool Covers - We Install Mesh and Solid Covers.
Swimming pool safety covers come in either mesh or solid versions. Both types get anchored to the deck or ground with straps that cause the cover to be pulled taut over the pool in order to sustain the minimum amount of weight required by the ASTM. These straps are attached to springs and anchored to recessed brackets. Deck anchors are then installed into a variety of material including concrete, brick, asphalt, earth, and wood.
Safety Mesh Pool Covers
Mesh pool safety covers are intended for long-term use, like during the winter months when you are closing the pool for the season. This type of winter pool cover requires little to no maintenance since any debris that falls on them simply blows off and rain and snow drain through the mesh. One drawback to this type of cover, however, is that dirt and other debris easily gets through the webbing. Still, many homeowners decide to go with this type of safety cover since water cannot accumulate on the surface of the cover. This is ideal if you have children in your home, eliminating the risk of toddlers or pets being able to come in contact with shallow water that has accumulated on top of the pool. A mesh pool cover is also lighter than a solid cover and is easier to put on or take off the pool.
Solid Pool Safety Covers
Solid pool covers may not be best for homeowners who live in areas that receive heavy rain or snowfall. Unlike mesh covers that allow water to drain through the cover, water can easily accumulate on a solid cover, creating a puddle of water. This may cause the cover to sag and can pose a safety issue for families with small children or pets who, if unsupervised, can wander onto the pool cover, especially if you choose to take your pool fence down in the winter months. To deal with this issue, manufacturers commonly incorporate mesh drain panels into solid covers to allow excess water to drain off, or they will require an automatic cover pumps to remove the excess water from the cover as soon as it is detected. This type of pool safety enclosure does require a level of ongoing maintenance to ensure water does not accumulate.
Our Pool Cover Installation Process - We Guarantee Your Pool Cover Will Fit!
Our pool cover installation process has been streamlined to be as quick and easy as possible for our customers, all you need to do is:
- Give us a call - receive a phone consultation and presentation, and if possible, we will also provide you with an initial estimate on the price of the cover.
- We schedule a time to come to your home and physically measure your pool, if necessary.**
- We send you the final price via email or over the phone for your approval.
- You place your order and leave a deposit.
- We schedule an installation date!***
**We may also use Google Earth to help get a rough estimate for you. Estimates usually within 48 hours. Replacement pool covers may not require remeasuring.
***est. two weeks or sometimes 7-8 days (depending on the point of the season).
We can install pool covers and anchors into nearly any type of surface including:
Don’t see your pool surface here? Contact us today and tell us about your unique needs! Life Saver Pool Fence works to give homeowners in New York who own pools the peace of mind they deserve.
Contact us today to learn more about installing quality pool covers, pet fences and pool fences. Call (516) 766-5336 or contact us online to figure out which cover is most suitable for your home needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pool Covers
How Much Does It Cost To Install A Pool Cover?
The cost of your pool cover will depend on a variety of factors including whether you choose a mesh pool cover, solid pool cover, the color you choose, whether you need a custom-sized, the number of anchors you need the shape of your pool and more. Generally, the size of your pool and how many square feet of pool cover you need is the driving factor for cost. One of our professional installers will help you determine the exact price you should pay for a pool cover to get the best cover for your specific needs.
How Big of A Pool Cover Will I Need?
This will depend on the size and shape of your swimming pool and will be determined after we take a measurement of your pool.
Do Your Pool Covers Come With A Warranty?
Yes, our pool covers come with a 15-year warranty.
How Fast Can I Get My Pool Cover Installed?
You can get a pool cover pretty quickly from us. Typically, it can take an estimated two weeks from start to finish after estimating/providing a quote, however many times a pool cover can be installed within 7 or 8 days from your deposit.
What Color Pool Covers Do You Offer?
Generally, we install green pool covers which is our stock color. While we are able to offer a more competitive price on these pool covers, we do have designer pool covers available in black, grey, brown and blue.
Should I Get A Mesh or Solid Pool Cover?
The decision on what type of pool cover is better for you depends on your needs and what you believe is best for your home and family. When making this decision keep in mind that mesh winter pool covers are generally safer because rain can pass through them so water cannot collect on top of the cover. They are also lighter, easier to move and require little maintenance. Solid pool covers will allow water to accumulate on top. They are generally are heavier and more to move and must be dried fully before storing to preserve their lifespan. If you are still undecided, a member of our team will help you come to a decision on what is best for your pool.
Do You Make Custom Pool Covers For Inground Pools?
Yes, for all of the pool covers we install, we take custom measurements based on your pool so we can ensure your cover fits perfectly.
Do You Install Pool Covers for Above Ground Pools?
Yes, provided that your pool has a wood deck surrounding the pool, we can install a pool cover for you.