As another successful swimming pool season ends and you begin to prep your pool for closing, an important consideration is the type of safety pool cover you choose. Fortunately, LOOP-LOC has a variety of safety pool covers to pick from. Each one meets—and exceeds—ASTM standards for Safety Swimming Pools Covers F 1346-91. They have also undergone extensive outside testing through Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.) and have earned the U.L. seal of approval for safety swimming pool covers. Read on for their numerous advantages.

LOOP-LOC mesh safety pool covers are made of 100 percent polypropylene and constructed with super dense mesh—which blocks virtually all sunlight while still allowing rain and melting snow to easily drain through. Our pool covers have been named “The ELEPHANT™ Cover” because this mesh safety pool cover is strong enough to support the weight of Bubbles the elephant—as you may have seen in our advertisements. These covers also meet and exceed ASTM safety standards that mandate a cover must be able to support a certain amount of weight, not permit gaps that a child or pet could squeeze through, and remove standing water.

 These mesh pool covers attach to the deck firmly with heavy-duty, non-corrosive, type 302 grade stainless steel springs for superior weight-bearing accuracy. Brass anchors recess flush with the deck when the cover is removed. These two items combine to place a solid "lock" on the pool that keeps children and pets from entering the water. And, our mesh covers also use the CABLE-LOC™, and patented GAPGUARD® and PROTECT-A-GAP™ Child Safety Intrusion Barriers, as well as the Aqua-Loc® zipper treatment to close the gap created when a pool includes raised obstructions located at the cover's edge. Mesh pool safety covers come in blue, green, gray, tan, or black.

 LOOP-LOC Aqua-Xtreme virtually solid mesh safety cover uses a light-blocking fabric that deters algae growth and drains lightning-quick—up to 80 gallons per minute without clogging! Your pool will be cleaner in the spring when you take the cover off. It is also 50 percent lighter than solid safety covers for easy handling. It is available in sapphire navy and green.

To block the sun completely, you can opt for a solid cover. LOOP-LOC’s ULTRA-LOC III is constructed of a premium-coated vinyl material with enhanced, 100 percent rip-stop scrim—which bounces back better and drains super-fast. It doesn’t need to be pumped or scrubbed, and it’s much lighter in weight than typical solid covers, which makes it easy to take on and off. It comes in green, blue, or tan and is sold with an automatic pump, which must be used always to meet ASTM safety cover standards.

A safety cover will not only keep dirt and debris out of the pool, but will safeguard children and pets. It will preserve the pool water—and liner—making both look almost as pristine upon opening as they did when the pool was closed. The beautiful colors and tailored look of a LOOP-LOC safety pool cover will make your backyard look good even in the winter—while protecting your investment!