A standard mesh cover is the only type of cover available 10+ years ago, so if you have an existing cover that is getting old it is probably in this category. These covers do a great job of keeping out leaves and larger debris while blocking about most of the sunlight.
ADVANCED MESH SAFETY COVER
All manufacturers offer some type of higher grade mesh safety cover and this is the type of cover we recommend. What makes them advanced is the dense weave of the fabric, make it 98% sun blocking while still allowing water to pass through. These types of covers are slightly heavier, and cost more as well, but we feel the benefits far out way the cost.
SOLID SWIMMING POOL SAFETY COVER
A solid cover with a drain panel is a great choice is you have a geometric pool such as a oval or rectangle. We do recommend a drain panel in all of our solid covers and will not put them on pools with strange shapes (they tend to hold water and cause puddling on the cover). They do a great job blocking 100% of sunlight and keeping out dirt and debris. They tend to be a little heavier but with today’s materials this is not a problem.