There are four different types of swimming pool covers depending on the type of coverage you would like to have for your pool.
Solar Swimming Pool Covers – A solar cover will help heat your pool to a certain degree and will help extend your summer season of swimming. Placing this cover daily on your pool will also help keep your pool clean by blocking debris and dirt from entering the pool and help keep costs down on your chemical purchases since there will be less water evaporation.
Winter Swimming Pool Covers – This cover will be used mostly during the off season to keep leaves and debris out of the pool along with lowering the loss of water through evaporation. This cover uses water bags to keep the cover situated over the pool to keep the cover from coming off or blowing away.
Safety Swimming Pool Covers – People who purchase this cover do so to keep their pets and children safe during the winter months from falling into the pool. A safety cover can hold the weight of a baby elephant so you know you will not fall through the cover. The safety cover is the exact shape of your pool and bolted down all the way around your pool into the concrete. This cover will be used if you are closing your pool for the winter and you are not going to be opening it again until the next swimming season.
Automatic Swimming Pool Covers – These covers are for those who do not want the hassle of pulling out their cover and manually trying to get it over the pool. These covers are the most costly cover of the four. If you want no worries then this is the cover for you. Push a button and your pool is covered.