Mesh or solid? Which safety cover is best? (Read Our Full Breakdown of Mesh vs. Solid Safety Covers)
Both mesh and solid safety swimming pool covers provide superior protection for your family. Mesh covers do have one safety advantage: they do not permit water to collect.
In order to meet safety cover performance standards, solid covers must provide for the elimination of standing water. Our solid safety cover is available in two versions: one with mesh panels that allow water to drain through, and an all-solid version that is always sold with an automatic cover pump. The pump must be used at all times in order to maintain the safety of the cover. The advantage of a solid safety cover is that it blocks 100% of the sunlight which helps prevent algae at the pool opening.