Swimming Pool Blog

- Winter & Safety Covers
  • Swimming Pool Covers: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    Pool covers - they come in good, bad and ugly forms. A pictorial or photo essay of pretty pool covers, messy pool covers, and downright rotten pool covers. Tips on how to keep your pool cover from becoming ugly and bad~!
    Friday, January 03, 2014 12:11 PM
  • Top 5 Safety Pool Cover Repairs
    Mark Garcia
    Top 5 most common pool safety cover repairs. Holes, broken straps, broken anchors, and more! Read how to repair it yourself, or how to send it in for repair - or, should you replace it now - can it make it one more season? 
    Friday, September 13, 2013 11:13 AM
  • 10 Tips: Measuring for a Safety Pool Cover
    Rob Cox
    Refreshed for 2017! Ten tips on how to measure an inground pool for a custom mesh or solid safety cover. Meyco, loop-loc, Merlin, GLI, HPI - they all have measurement forms that are basically identical. They all use the same type of measurements for making the cover.

    Friday, August 16, 2013 7:19 PM
  • Mesh or Solid Safety Pool Covers: Which is Better?
    Rob Cox
    So now, we have 3 choices available: Mesh safety covers, Solid safety covers with drain panel and Solid safety covers with cover pump. Which is better? I have listed the advantages of each below.
    Sunday, August 05, 2012 4:46 PM
  • Safety Cover Repair: Rips and Tears
    Ensure your cover lives up to its potential and serves its purpose for many years. Simple maintenance can help you prolong the life of your very wise investment. If the unfortunate does happen and your safety cover is damaged, repairs can sometimes be very simple and inexpensive. If the damage is beyond what an average homeowner can repair you also have the option of sending it   back to the manufacturer to have a professional replace paneling as needed.
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:28 PM
  • Mesh Safety Pool Covers are Green!
    Mesh safety pool covers are usually green colored, this is true - although you can buy them nowadays made in nearly any color. This post is about how and why mesh pool covers are environmentally friendly. Mesh pool covers are green, or eco-friendly, and if you have one on your pool for winter use or as a year 'round safety cover - you are making a reducing landfill waste, reducing plastic manufacturing and are also saving water.
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:26 PM
  • Pool Safety: Mesh Safety Pool Covers
    Rob Cox
    mesh safety coversOn the market now for more than 50 years, the mesh safety cover was invented by Fred Meyer, founder of Meyco Pool Covers, in 1957. Millions have been installed, and not just the Meyco brand. Loop-Loc came along, followed by Merlin, Rayner, HPI, Cantar and many more manufacturers of swimming pool safety covers.
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 12:18 PM
  • Mesh Safety Pool Cover Repair
    mesh pool cover repairWinter 2009-2010 was particularly hard. Lots of snow and ice. Hopefully a car sliding down the street didn't end up on your pool cover! Many pool owners opened their pools this spring to find mesh pool cover damage, and the need for a major mesh pool cover repair.
    Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:49 PM
  • Solar Pool Blankets
    Rob Cox
    solar blanket colorsBubble Wrap was the mother of today's swimming pool solar blankets. As the story goes, during the mid-1970s Sealed Air's researchers came up with another innovative use for the company's air cell technology. The Sealed Air Solar Pool Blanket was essentially a big sheet of Bubble Wrap that was placed on swimming pools. The Solar Pool Blanket allowed the sun's rays to heat the water and sharply reduced the evaporative loss of water and treatment chemicals.
    Monday, February 22, 2010 10:40 PM
  • Mesh Safety Pool Covers ~ Measuring, Ordering, Installing
    A safety cover is ideal for the homeowner with a swimming pool in their backyard. It adds a safety barrier and keeps debris from falling into the pool during those months when the pool is not in use. It makes spring cleanup easier and is visually more appealing than any tarp style cover that has the potential of turning into a backyard swamp. This article covers mesh cover selection, measurements, ordering and installation.
    Friday, October 02, 2009 3:50 PM
  • Mesh is Best ~ Avoid the Mess with Mesh!
    Summary of the advantages of owning a mesh safety pool cover. Saves money in the long run by savings on labor, water, supplies, all while looking good.
    Saturday, September 19, 2009 11:05 AM