Why Loop-Loc Covers
- by Pools And Spas Service Inc.
- Nov 23, 2018
What is the difference between a regular pool cover and a LOOP-LOC safety pool cover?
A typical solid vinyl pool cover is little more than a tarp to put over your pool. It does not prevent children or pets from gaining access to the pool. All safety covers must conform to the Standard Performance Specification set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). According to the ASTM, a safety cover must be able to support a certain amount of weight, not permit gaps that a child or pet could squeeze through, and remove standing water. LOOP-LOC safety pool covers far exceed minimum ASTM standards. Built from extremely strong material and secured tightly to the deck by heavy-duty springs and brass anchors, a LOOP-LOC safety cover puts a “lock” on a pool that will prevent children and pets from gaining access to the water.
What is the difference between a LOOP-LOC mesh cover and a solid pool cover?
Both the original LOOP-LOC super dense mesh safety swimming pool cover and our Patented ULTRA-LOC solid safety swimming pool cover 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 Patented ULTRA-LOC® solid safety cover is available in two versions: one with “invisible” mesh panels that allow water to drain through, and an all-solid version that is always sold with an automatic cover pump. Our ULTRA-LOC material is proprietary to LOOP-LOC and made with 100% polypropylene. The pump must be used at all times in order to maintain the safety of the cover. Ultimately, though, the choice between a mesh or solid cover is up to the preference of the user. Please see important automatic pump instructions under the Care & Maintenace FAQ section for additional information.
Aren’t all safety pool covers pretty much the same?
Not at all! The safety of the cover entirely depends on the quality of its materials and manufacturing. LOOP-LOC uses materials that are in many cases far superior to those used by competitors. For example, LOOP-LOC perimeter webbing and double-thick straps, extremely high-strength 302 grade stainless steel springs, and polyester bonded thread that is up to 30% stronger than that used by other competitors. LOOP-LOC inspects every stitch on every cover – and even use contrasting white thread, so LOOP-LOC inspectors can see instantly if a stitch is missed!