Winter is the time when most people think about their pool. However, just like the seasons, it also means that it's time to get ready for the pool season.
Winter pool maintenance is a vital part of keeping your pool in good condition. It can be performed by assessing the cover's condition and ensuring that it's installed correctly.
Maybe It's Time?
Winter pool covers generally last for around 10 years. If it's time to replace it, you should probably do so now.
Even if your pool cover has been around for a decade, it's still prone to damage due to age or a general weakening of the material.
When a cover collapses during the winter, the repairs will not be completed until the following spring, and these can be severe.
Winter cover malfunction can cause various damages to your pool. Aside from posing a threat to your equipment, it can also cause you to pay for repairs.
- Frozen and hot water damage the liner of your pool. This issue can cause minor tears to develop and require a full replacement of the liner.
- Extra costs incurred from having to run electricity to your pool to keep it warm.
- Green algae infestations.
Even if your pool cover has already been in use for over 10 years, it’s still important to check it to see if it needs to be replaced. Here a few things to look for when inspecting your cover. Look for signs of wear in the fabrics or areas of the cover that have already worn down. If the top of your cover is significantly less faded than the bottom, this could indicate that its UV damage has already begun.
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