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The Pros and Cons of Slat Pool Covers

Pool covers are one of the most popular pool accessories on the market and for very good reason – they keep the debris out of the water, prevent evaporation and stop chlorine degradation. When it comes to pool covers, the options you have are solar, thermal, leaf and slat covers. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at slat pool covers to help you decide whether it’s the right fit for your pool.

 

What is a slat pool cover?

Slat, or rigid, pool covers are made from interlocking slats and are automatically operated to uncover and cover the pool at the push of a button. They run on tracks and are custom made for your pool to ensure the best fit possible. Slat covers are made of sturdy construction and are easy to operate.


What are the benefits of a slat pool cover?

One of the main benefits of slat pool cover is that it’s the safest option on the market. Unlike the other types of pool covers which aren’t designed to take much weight, your slat cover is able to support the weight of an adult. This is why slat pool covers are a popular choice for people with young children or pets as once the cover is closer and locked in place, there is no risk of accidentally falling into the water. A slat pool cover is also easy to take on an off – there is no manual dragging, you just press the button.

 

Like other pool covers, slat pool covers are also very effective at keeping leaves and debris out of the water and preventing evaporation. This cuts down the time you need to spent scooping debris out of the pool and saves money as you don’t need to use as water or chemicals in the water.


What are the disadvantages of a slat pool cover?

The main disadvantage of a slat pool cover is that although they’re undoubtedly the safest option available, they’re also the most expensive – particularly compared to cheaper options such as solar pool covers. Unlike solar pool covers, slat pool covers also don’t heat the water. The only other issue is that due to the tracks and rigid nature of the pool cover, your slat pool cover is likely to be quite visible.

 

If you’re interested in investing in a pool cover, Pool Assist can help. We carry leading brand pool equipment and accessories so you can be confident that you’re receiving a quality product. Our experienced team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and we can also assist with the installation of your new pool equipment.

 

For a range of pool accessories Perth, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62 or visit one of our convenient locations.