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we recommend using swimming pool covers during the winter

Here at Cayman Pool & Spa, we want to help you get the most out of your pool. If you want to be able to fully enjoy your pool in the summer months, it’s important to take care of it even during the winter when you’re not using it. Many pool experts, including us, recommend using swimming pool covers during the winter, or any time that you are not using your pool, as they make your pool easier to maintain and open in the spring. Allow our team at Cayman Pool & Spa to explain some of the ways that swimming pool covers can benefit you.

The most obvious advantage of using swimming pool covers is that they prevent dirt and debris from landing in your pool. Even if you are new to pool ownership, you likely have firsthand experience of the frustration of having leaf litter, dirt, or insects cluttering up your pool. In the summer, it might not seem like a big deal to just sweep this debris out every week—you get to enjoy swimming and relaxing in your pool, so a few minutes to clean it up is no problem. Now imagine having to perform the same chore in the winter—all the tedium with none of the benefits. Using a pool cover will save you from having to go out in the cold more than you have to.

Another benefit to using a pool cover is that they help prevent algae growth that can occur as the water warms up in the springtime. Blocking the sunlight deprives algae of its food source, so a covered pool will stay algae-free and require less cleanup to be ready for swimming. We at Cayman Pool & Spa believe that you deserve to get the best pool experience with the least amount of work, which is why we recommend using swimming pool covers this winter.