Safety Pool Cover

Safety Pool Covers by San Diego Pool Guard



Whether you’re interested in a swimming pool cover for safety, to keep the pool clean, or to save on water and chemicals, you have come to the right place. San Diego Pool Guard is the undisputed expert in California when it comes to Safety Pool Covers. It may not surprise the locals here in California, that our pools are rarely simple rectangles. In several other states its normal to see basic pool shapes, but in California, basic is not normal. In the pool cover industry that means custom, and that’s what San Diego Pool Guard is best at.

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Choose the fabrics and colors that match your taste and get a perfectly fitted custom-built safety pool cover


This pool cover material, since it’s the lightest weight, is the most popular choice. It doesn’t hurt that it is also the most affordable and very easy to use. The material and the pool cover design has been tested time and time again from cars crashing onto it to tornados trying to rip it away. A Pool Guard Lite cover will give you a great mix of controlling swimming pool water evaporation, chemical preservation and a secure, safe, and clean pool.


Pro Mesh

The Pro Mesh version of the pool cover is designed to filter out finer particles and block more sunlight, but it’s also a little stronger than a Lite cover. While more expensive that a Lite cover, this is great for those of us in California that are worried about water preservation and the drought. Pro Mesh will provide you with the best combination of evaporation reduction, chemical preservation, and ease of use.



The Solid Guard Safety Pool Covers keep the water and chemicals in the pool longer.  By keeping out the sunlight, less water evaporates and chlorine also lasts longer. Of course, it does a superior job at keeping dirt, dust and leaves out. This will allow you to open a very clean pool. Because the Solid Safety Pool Cover is a solid, water stays on top of the pool cover when it rains. When this happens, the accumulated rain water can become a safety risk to children. Therefore, the industry requires solid cover owners to purchase a sump pump to remove excess water.

Our pool safety covers are simply the best in the industry. The quality of materials, workmanship and multitude of options available ensure you’ll get a beautiful pool cover that provides safety and peace of mind for years to come. Call San Diego Pool Guard to select which type of pool cover is right for you and your pool. Swimming pool cover selection requires experience in custom ordering, so it’s best to consult our trained staff. After measuring your pool, we use computer-aided-design to create safety pool covers that perfectly fit your custom size or shape of pool.

Without paying more, you get a strong, safe pool cover that meets or exceeds ASTM Standards ES1346-91 for pool safety covers, when properly installed. This is the only type of cover to meet the California State Laws and Policies for licensing for approving Foster and Adoptive homes, or Child-Care. SD Pool Guard’s superior hardware technology, with high performance stainless steel springs and sturdy brass anchors, makes our swimming pool covers safe and easy to use.


Additional Pool Cover  Features

Double Webbing – Our  pool covers feature double webbing! The black straps that crisscross the cover (webbing) are stitched on both the top and under side of the cover, greatly increasing its strength. The webbing is fabricated to have a tensile strength of approximately 4,000 pounds per square inch, making the pool cover super strong and safe.

Stitching – The webbing for the entire cover is sewn on with triple stitched bonded threads. Around the perimeter, all intersections have an additional “X” and box stitch sewn for extra strength.

Quick Installation Springs & Hardware – Our “trampoline style” pool cover is locked down by our unique spring and anchor system. Our heavy-duty stainless steel spring, with its custom designed “easy adjust” integrated buckle enables quick installation and adjustment of the pool cover in a fraction of the time. All springs come with a plastic cover to protect the pool deck from abrasion.


Spring used for a Safety Pool Covers

Anchors – Our anchors are made from non-corrosive brass. When not in use, the anchors recess flush with the pool deck and are barely noticeable. We have an anchoring system for any type of decking, masonry, wood, pavers, etc.


Screw Brass anchor for a Safety Pool Cover

Complete Package – All Safety Pool Cover come with a convenient storage bag, installation instructions, warranty and cover care guide. Also included are the installation hardware pieces (i.e. heavy-duty installation tool, tamping tool, spring covers and Allen key).

Strap Spacing – Our pool covers are custom designed and manufactured to your pool. The strap spacing will depend on the shape, size and location of your pool. Some pools will have the option for 5×5 foot spacing while other pools are required to have 3×3 foot spacing. Plus, the added quality of being made in the U.S.A.

What Makes a Pool Cover a Safe Cover?


Safety Pool Covers come ins several colors. This La Mesa Cover is Blue.

All safety covers must conform to the Standard Performance Specification set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). According to the ASTM 1346, a safety cover must be able to support a certain amount of weight (485lbs), not permit gaps greater than 4-inches that a child or pet could squeeze through, and remove standing water. A safety cover which looks like a trampoline stretched over the pool is a lot more aesthetically appealing.

A typical Safety Pool Cover is little more than a tarp to put over your pool. It does not conform to ASTM safety standards and can be dangerous to kids and pets. Typically, it is anchored with water bags or water tubes or some homeowners place bricks or large items on the cover to anchor it in. While a plastic tarp does keep the majority of the leaves, debris and silt out of the pool, it is still possible for children and pets to get under it and into the pool, or even get into trouble with the standing water that has accumulated on top.

Note that in order for a cover to meet ASTM requirements, it must be manufactured by an ASTM certified manufacture. Below is a partial list of qualifications for ASTM specification F1346-91

certification logoPool Guard’s Pool Safety Net Product Certification to ASTM F1346-91
View the certification here.
This standard covers performance specification for pool safety covers and labeling requirements for all pool covers for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.


Safety Pool Covers come in green

Safety Pool Covers come in green

  • Perimeter deflection tests for entry or entrapment between the cover and the side of the pool. The cover must demonstrate that any opening is sufficiently small and strong enough to prevent the test object being passed through.
  • The surface drainage test which safeguards against a dangerous amount of water collecting on the cover’s surface.
  • The static load test for weight support. The cover should be able to hold a weight of at least 485lbs (2 adults and 1 child) to permit rescue operation.
  • Labeling requirements must include basic consumer information such as the warranty information, the appropriate warnings as described in the standard, and acknowledge the product as a safety cover.

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