Published at Friday, 14 September 2018. Pool Covers. By Carol Ratliff.
Above ground winter pool covers are designed and manufactured specifically to withstand harsh weather and cold temperatures and to prevent your pool from becoming damaged during the winter months. These off-season above ground swimming pool covers are made from strong and extremely durable material such as woven polyethylene, with each and every individual strand providing maximized strength. High quality winter pool covers also feature a triple laminated inner scrim topped by a weather resistant coating. This coating is specially designed to provide resistance against harsh weather and UV damage from sunlight so that the cover will provide protection for your pool year after year.
No longer do the tracks have to be mounted to the underside of the pool coping. The new standard in the industry is to mount a receiver piece (encapsulation) on the pool bond beam before the coping is installed. This receiver then accepts the track and is held in place by a marriage groove after a plastic shim is inserted. This method has two main benefits. The first is the elimination of tracks pulling loose from the coping. The second allows for thinner and less dense coping stones. Using this type of encapsulated track allows for a pool in pool design as well. The swimming pool can be of freeform design but with the benefit of a below deck and hidden pool cover system. The outside perimeter of the swimming pool remains rectangular with a step-down onto the lower deck surface around the swimming pool. In effect, you have a picture frame around your pool.
When you‘re looking for a cover, take your time and don‘t rush the process. Remember that manufacturers have made a wide range of products to suit the needs of any potential owners. Covers are available in many different sizes and for various shapes. If you can‘t find one that perfectly fits your pool, you can even have it custom made.
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