bookmark_borderHow To Clean Pool Cover?

Quality, durability, and permanence of a specific commodity always come on top in everyone’s priority list. Who would not want to save money and energy? Surely, everybody wishes for things to last long. However, no matter how reliable a product is, everything will gradually be destroyed as time passes by. Good thing, there is always something that we can do to extend the life of our possessions. The same thing goes with our very own pool cover. We can enjoy the benefit of the pool cover for a long time only if we take good care of it. One thing we should do to maintain the pool cover’s exceptional condition, aside from removing it properly, is to clean it regularly. To help you out, here are some ideas on how you can clean your pool cover efficiently:

Depending on the type of pool cover you have, there are multiple ways on how you can clean them.

Mesh Pool Cover

This type of cover is easy to keep up, but you need to check it from time to time to see if there is a rip or tear that needs to be fixed immediately. Remove the molds with a push broom and rinse the cover with a garden hose to make sure no residues left.

Finally, let it dry under the sun to complete the clean-up.

Solid Pool Cover

You need an entirely flat surface to clean this type of cover, a large pool deck or a slope-driveway would be great. Pour a small amount of soap then start brushing from the edge to the center; this will ensure that every part is cleansed. Same goes with this type; a garden hose would be best to rinse the cover entirely.

Automatic Pool Cover

For this type of pool cover, you have to be very attentive to have it cleaned every three to six months. Why? Well, it will be inevitable for a cover to be exposed to water from your pool. Moreover, when this water dries out under the sun, it will create a chemical residue that will damage your cover instantly. Reel out your automatic pool cover; divide the body area into smaller division so you can wash it with ease. Use an extended or long-handled brush to remove the dirt, rinse it using a garden hose, and then leave it laid until every part is dry.

It is always a good idea to keep our pool cover in good shape like how we keep our pools tidy. Indeed, we take care of things that matter. With standard cleaning, you’ll be able to increase the lifespan of your pool cover; thus, you will be able to save the cost of buying a new pool cover at the earliest time. It is always up to you as to how long your pool cover would survive because the truth is, it isn’t just about quality, but most importantly, it is how we take good care of things to make it last as long as possible.

bookmark_borderHow to Cover Inground Pool For Winter?

Covering the swimming pool during the winter season is the most important means of proper pool maintenance.  It can help pool owners to save money as well as keeps the swimming pool active and usable for the swimming days. 

An Inground swimming pool needs to undergo winterization before the pool cover can put on. As the winter season is approaching, and the temperature is as warm as 18 degrees in Celsius (65 degrees in Fahrenheit) or more, already do the winterization to close the swimming pool sooner. Do water testing and chemical balancing. On the other hand, if the temperature is below 18 degrees in Celsius (65 degrees in Fahrenheit), do the winterization, but the pool can still be left open. Wait until the temperature gets colder to cover the pool finally. Why? Algae growth is susceptible to cold weather. It means that it is the right timing to secure the cleanliness of the pool water for as how long the pool cover is on for the winter season.

How to Cover Inground Pool For Winter

After the winterization process, here comes the time to cover the in-ground pool for winter. In doing so, materials needed are ladders (to help remove swimming pool accessories), compressor, water chemistry kit, pool sanitizer (chlorine/ bromine), pool chemical increaser/decreaser (ph, Alkaline, Calcium hardness), cyanuric acid, algaecide, metal sequestrant, shock, rubber & skimmer plugs, pool brush, telescoping pole, pool vacuum, and of course, an in-ground winter swimming pool cover. 

To close an in-ground swimming pool:

  1. Clean the pool. Use the telescoping pole and the pool brush to scrub the swimming pool floors, and walls, up to the crannies and nooks. Use the pool vacuum to collect the dirt after cleansing. If in a case seen algae growing, make use of algae brush thoroughly. Algae will split up and can now vacuum. By doing so, the growth has prevented as they can’t stand on pool chemicals about to add later on. 
  2. Test the pool water. Make use of a water test kit. However, if still want to know a more accurate result, bring water sample on pool stores out there. Ph level, alkalinity, and calcium hardness should be appropriately balanced. It is to prevent the occurrence of scale build-up and corrosion while the swimming pool is covered. Also, the chlorine level must not exceed 5ppm. It can harm other additives and may even result in ineffectiveness.  
  3. Add the swimming pool winterizing chemicals. Add the other swimming pool chemicals after setting up the right chlorine level. These are the algaecide, metal sequestrant, pool enzymes, WinterPill, and antifreeze, although some of them are optional.
  4. Lower the swimming pool water level. It is to prevent overflow from cold weather and the freeze damage that the season can provide.
  5. Cover the swimming pool. Before doing so, remove the swimming pool accessories (ladders, rails, or more). Then already put on the winter pool cover you prefer to use. Choose from regular winter cover or pool safety cover. The opt. is yours.