Having an inground pool makes your time outside that much more enjoyable. Pools are great for exercising, relaxing, or spending time with family and friends. At the same time, pool ownership comes with certain responsibilities. You must keep your pool safe and mitigate the risk of unwanted entry, as well as maintain healthy water quality to prevent the growth of bacteria and algae.

If you don’t already, a must-have for all pool owners is a safety cover. These covers support the weight or anything (or anyone) that may venture on top of it. Because the cover envelopes the pool, there’s no risk of something or someone falling in and getting trapped. While there are several safety cover materials to choose from mesh is the best option. 

Read on to learn more about why it’s time to upgrade to a mesh safety cover this season. 

Keep Out Dirt and Debris

If your pool area is surrounded by trees, you know just how tiresome it is to keep the water clean. The faintest wind can blow leaves, dirt, bugs, and other debris into the pool. Leaving your pool uncovered during the colder months means a lot of cleaning once pool season rolls back around. Using the proper pool covering when closing your pool for the season also provides better protection from the elements while not in use. A mesh pool cover prevents dirt and larger debris from entering the water, while also reducing the amount of work your pool filter and pump must do to keep the water clean.

Increase Pool Safety

It’s your responsibility to keep the pool area safe for everyone. This includes your family, your pets, and guests. While you may think that your property is secured with a fence or gate, a pool cover adds an additional layer of protection. A high-quality mesh cover can help prevent accidental entry. This gives you total peace of mind that your pool is safe and secure, even when you aren’t around it.

Save Money on Backwashing

Many pool owners use backwashing to clean their pool filter. Though effective, this technique increases water consumption.

If you want to make your home eco-friendlier, or if you simply want to spend less money on water during pool season, invest in a mesh safety cover.

Here are a few benefits of having a mesh cover on your pool when it’s not in use:

  • Limits algae growth
  • Reduces debris build-up
  • Reduces contaminants in the pool filter

With a mesh cover, you won’t need to flush your system as often, saving you time and money.

Reduced Water Evaporation

During the warmer and more humid months, you know just how quickly water can evaporate. If your summers are filled with high temperatures and endless sunshine, you could lose up to a quarter-inch of water due to evaporation each day. Water evaporation means higher water consumption. Without a mesh cover, you’ll get stuck in the endless cycle of refilling your pool every single day throughout the summer.

Your Coventry Pool Care Experts

A mesh pool cover is a great investment for your pool for a variety of reasons. Give the pool experts at The Pool Doctor a call, or stop by our pool supply store in Coventry, to learn more about mesh safety covers and why it may be time for an upgrade.


The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is the leading full-service pool and spa company in Rhode Island. Their business had its beginnings in 1987 when co-owner Ron Leclerc began selling pool supplies out of the back of his Camaro. In 2001, Ron and his wife Debbie opened their 7,000 square foot facility in Coventry. This extensive and beautiful showroom is the result of years of hard work and represents a long-standing tradition of excellence and commitment to giving Rhode Islanders the best pool and spa service, advice, and products.  

From installing vinyl liner inground swimming pools to selling gorgeous Dimension One hot tubs to offering free water-testing and professional service in their store, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is your place for everything pool and spa. They are a proud BioGuard Platinum Dealer and also offer a huge selection of other brands of swimming pool and hot tub supplies, including Loop-Loc Pool Safety Covers, above ground pools, and Hayward equipment. But, more than anything, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island strives to give their customers a wonderful experience from beginning to end. 

Visit The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island at 2200 Nooseneck Hill Road in Coventry or at splashtime.com or give them a call at (401) 392-1300. They serve all of Rhode Island, including Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Richmond, and Hopkinton.