When expert designer and TV personality Jillian Harris renovated the 1960s pool at the home she purchased in British Columbia, she struggled with the decision on which vinyl liner to choose. With so many colors and patterns to pick from, we can’t blame her. (Ultimately, she chose the Reef pattern, for an updated classic look.) One pool-related choice that didn’t cause her to pause for even a moment was having an automatic safety cover installed.Making Pool Safety Easy
As the mother of a young son (and the owner of a curious dog), Jillian needed to be absolutely certain that her pool can only be accessed when a supervising adult is present and retracts the cover. Her automatic safety cover does exactly that. At the end of a swim/play session, the pool can be covered with just the flip of a switch, meaning it will never be left uncovered because she or her partner, Justin, has to hurry off and they don’t have time to put on a manual cover. Removing the cover to get in for a quick swim is just as convenient.Super Strong and Visually Clean
In addition to the convenience, Jillian is wowed by the strength of her auto cover. While we don’t encourage people to walk on their covers, the material and its supports are easily strong enough to bear the weight of multiple people. That’s reassuring for a mom with an adventurous son. And not surprising for a designer who has a vision for every space, Jillian loves the neat, clean look of the pool when the auto cover is in place.Impressive Savings
Another advantage of an automatic safety cover is savings. Putting the cover on whenever you are not using the pool helps:
- Retain heat for lower energy bills
- Prevent evaporation for lower water bills
- Minimize the amount of dirt and debris that enters the pool for lower electric bills associated with running the filter
- Reduce pool chemical costs since a covered pool maintains proper water chemistry for longer
Ready to Follow Jillian's Example?
An automatic safety cover is a great feature for a new pool, and a cover can also be installed on an existing pool. If you’re ready to follow the example of this smart and safety-conscious mom, contact the Latham dealer near you today so you can greet the next pool season with peace of mind.