Solar and Safety Covers
If you are considering pool heating or have small children then a cover for the pool is a prerequisite.
It is quite difficult to have a cover that enables solar gain (translucent) and has the same safety features as as a dedicated safety cover, but all covers will prevent evaporation from the pools surface which is 70% of the heat-loss.
Where childrens safety is concerned there is no substitute for parental supervision and children should never be left alone - even with a safety cover. In certain situations a pool cover can increase the danger to a child i.e. if they get under it.
The advantages to a cover are:
It helps the pool maintain heat
Slows down evaporation & conserves water
Can assist with safety
Cuts down on cost of energy, saves maintenance & money due less chemicals
Stops debris dropping into the pool
Easy to use