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As temperatures begin to drop and leaves change color, many pool owners in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas start to think about closing up their pools for the fall and winter seasons. One crucial aspect of fall and winter pool maintenance is installing a pool safety cover.

While Coastal South Carolina enjoys milder winters compared to most northern states, it’s still essential to take proper steps to protect your pool and ensure the safety of your loved ones during the cooler months when there is less usage due to weather and travel.

Here are some compelling reasons why you should consider investing in a lightweight Meyco Pool Cover for your southern pool:

1. Safety First

Safety should be a top priority year round, and safety pool covers are a crucial tool to prevent accidents during the colder months. Even in the south, where winters are milder, accidents can happen; especially during the holidays when kids and grandkids are outside playing in the backyard while the parents and grandparents are inside cooking up hot meals. A pool safety cover acts as a barrier, preventing children, pets, or even wildlife from accidentally falling into the pool. It provides peace of mind knowing that your pool is securely covered and inaccessible when not in use.

2. Keep it Clean

Fall brings holidays and travel along with falling leaves and debris. Without a pool safety cover, your pool can quickly become a dumping ground for leaves, pine needles, sticks, and other debris. Cleaning all of this out in the spring can be a daunting and time-consuming task. A pool safety cover keeps your pool clean, reducing the maintenance required through the cooler time of the year when there’s less use, making it easier to reopen it in the warmer months.

3. Preserve Water and Chemicals

Along the Grand Strand, water conservation is a concern, especially during drought periods. Using a pool safety cover can help reduce water loss due to evaporation. It also helps to maintain the chemical balance of your pool water, as fewer contaminants enter the pool. This means you’ll spend less on water and chemicals through the off-season and when you reopen your pool in the spring.

4. Extend the Life of Your Pool Equipment

Myrtle Beach and our surrounding areas may not experience the extreme cold of northern winters, but freezing temperatures can still occur, especially during the coldest nights. When water freezes in your pool’s plumbing and equipment, it can lead to costly damage. A safety cover can prevent this by keeping your pool water from freezing and causing damage to your pool’s infrastructure.

5. Energy Savings

If you have a heater for your pool, using a safety cover can help retain heat. Even in the South, nights can get chilly during the fall and winter. A safety cover acts as insulation, reducing heat loss and saving energy and money on heating costs.

6. Easy Spring Opening

When spring arrives, and it’s time to reopen your pool, you’ll appreciate the ease of removing a safety cover. It keeps your pool water cleaner, reducing the time and effort needed to get your pool back into pristine condition for swimming season.

While the winters along the Grand Strand may be milder than in some other regions, there are still compelling reasons to install a pool safety cover during the fall and winter months. Safety, cleanliness, water conservation, equipment protection, energy savings, and ease of spring reopening are all excellent reasons to make this investment. By taking these proactive steps, you’ll ensure that your pool remains a source of enjoyment year-round, while also keeping it safe and well-maintained.

Give us a call at 843.903.POOL (843.903.7665) or stop by our showroom to speak with one of our team members about our Meyco Pool Covers today!

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