Most pool owners will regularly clean their pool water with appropriate equipment and chemicals, but it is also crucial to regularly clean your pool cover. Taking care of your pool cover correctly can help it last longer and improve the efficiency of your water heating. So, how can you keep your pool cover in tip-top shape? Below are Peachy Pool’s top suggestions.
Regularly check for rips or holes.
A pool cover with a hole allows debris to enter the pool and water evaporation. This may cause water levels to decline and the PH of the pool water to become unbalanced. Ensure to check the pool cover for tears or holes when cleaning or leveling your pool’s water. If you discover a tear or hole in your pool cover, contact Peachy Pools to get it fixed or repaired.
Wipe/hose your cover down.
To extend the life of pool covers, they should be cleansed every few months. When your pool cover gets wet, the sun dries it out and can leave behind a dirty residue. This residue can harm and shorten the life of your pool cover. Cleaning your pool cover with a clean rag or a hose regularly can reduce the amount of residue and lengthen the life of your cover.
Frequently clear away leaves and other debris.
Even though your pool cover might keep leaves, twigs, and other debris out of your pool, you should still clean the debris from your cover regularly. Sharp branches could poke holes through your cover, and leaves could stain it. Ensure to use a hose, blower, and/or a soft broom to remove any debris.
Use a pool roller.
The process of installing and removing a pool cover is simpler with the help of a pool cover roller. Rolling and storing your pool cover when not in use can extend its life. A roller can help prevent sun damage to your pool cover when your pool is in use.
Remove the cover after adding chemical substances.
When adding chemicals to your pool, remove the cover for around two hours to prevent premature aging.
Clean out the cover/roller engine box.
It is crucial to maintain the motor if you have an automatic pool cover so that it remains in good condition. When you clean your pool cover, you should also clean out the motor and eliminate any debris or filth that could hinder the motor’s performance. Hose off the tracks and regularly examine the motor for any signs of wear and tear or damage.
Regardless of how frequently you use your pool, a pool cover is an excellent option that saves time cleaning your pool and money on electricity and chemical costs. However, your pool cover must be routinely maintained to prolong its life. If you need professional pool maintenance, Peachy Pools is the right place to call. We offer excellent pool maintenance and servicing on the Gold Coast, Tweed, Byron Bay, and Ballina!