One of the best ways to reduce your pool maintenance time this autumn is to install a swimming pool leaf catcher.
This lightweight pool cover is made from industrial grade shade cloth that has been edged with a well-made hem that prevents fraying.
The Johannesburg autumn and winter months do bring a golden touch of colour to our gardens.
But with it comes the falling autumn leaves that are a nuisance if you’re looking to keep your swimming pool spotless.
Here are our top 5 reasons to buy your leaf catcher this winter:
1. Prevent leaves from falling into the pool
This is the main purpose of a swimming pool leaf catcher. However, a leaf catcher does not only catch leaves.
Large debris such as sticks is also kept out thanks to the industrial-grade mesh cloth that is used to to make it.
And best of all, if it happens to rain, the rainwater won’t pool up on the surface – the tiny holes in the shade cloth let the rainwater through. This means the leaf catcher won’t sag.
When you’re doing your garden maintenance you can simply blow the leaves off the leaf catcher with a leaf blower and pick them up for composting.
2. Strong, durable and long-lasting
Swimming pool leaf catchers are made from durable, non-corrosive materials that secure the cover to the pool paving.
The shade cloth is UV stabilised and resistant to harsh swimming pool chemicals. Best of all, our leaf catchers come with a three-year warranty.
3. Pet safe – not child safe
If your small dog’s chew toy ends up on the leaf catcher after a game of fetch, it can safely run on to the surface of the cover to fetch it (if it doesn’t weigh more than 15kgs).
Leaf catchers cannot adequately support the bodyweight of a child and the porous cloth could sink below the surface of the water, endangering the child.
So once you leaf catcher is fitted, stress to your kids that it is not a trampoline – although it may look like one.
The other benefit is that a child is not strong enough to remove the leaf catcher.
4. Easy to use
Fitting a custom-sized pool leaf catcher does not require much strength or skill. Much like a pool safety net – which can be installed beneath a leaf catcher – a leaf catcher is secured with durable no-corrosive hooks making it easy to use.
5. Adds value to your property
If you’re selling your house, the presence of a well-maintained swimming pool and pool area can offer increased value.
A leaf-catcher that is custom-fitted to your pool ensures a very clean, finished look. It will certainly be appealing to any prospective home buyer who is undoubtedly dreading paying for any “extras”.
- For more information check out our Guide to Using our Pool Safety Nets and Covers
- Contact us for a quote