Top 5 Tips for Above-Ground Pool Winter Cover

Winter Pool Covers are very important to protect your pool from the harsh elements. They can prevent algae growth, reduce heat loss, and protect against ice and snow.

Aboveground winter covers can cause a lot of problems if they are not properly installed.


Tip 1: Pool Air Pillows

Air Pillows are among the easiest and most affordable solutions to keep a pool area from getting covered in ice. These pillows are used to prevent a pool area from forming an ice sheet.

Air Pillows are placed under the pool cover, which is pulled tight to push the pillow into the water. Use a Shop Vac to instantly inflate your air pillows.


Tip 2: Beware the Wind

Wind is a common enemy for an above ground pool cover. If it gets windy, the cover can get damaged.

Winter cover cable is designed to be secured to the wench using a tight knot. However, this is not enough to stop strong winds.


Tip 3: Mind the Water Level

To avoid damage, it’s important to maintain a pool’s water level at least an inch. If it drops more than that, it can cause the cover to stress and the pool to get damaged.

This is also important to consider the water level on top of your winter cover. If the water level is too high, it will cause the pool to over-water the cover.

To avoid over-saturating the area near the pool, pump the water at a good distance. Also, make sure to check the cover for small holes.


Tip 4: Leaf it Alone

The leaves on the pool cover can get very sticky and mess up the whole area. This is why using a pool leaf rake is so much more effective.

If you have large trees within 50 feet of your pool, we have leaf nets to keep them trimmed. These are great for keeping the leaves off the pool cover and prevent them from falling.


Tip 5: Cover Checks

Having done it right, and knowing that it’s time to winterize, is typically the last thing on your mind when it comes to swimming.

Having a pool cover regularly is important to ensure that it stays in good working order. It’s also a good idea to check it often to ensure that it’s still in good working order. Doing so will help prevent damage and save money.



This post was originally published on In the Swim Blog


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