Most people realize that maintaining a swimming pool requires a little bit of work and careful attention. This includes cleaning the swimming pool, maintaining chemical levels, and maintaining pool equipment. To effectively keep your pool in good condition, you also need a reliable pool cover. However, there are also certain measures that need to be taken to properly care for pool covers. Here are a few of the basic steps:
- Maintain your pool’s water level: Letting the water level go too low can cause the pool cover to sag and put too much strain on the pool cover.
- Clear off debris: Pool covers should be kept clear. You can use your pool’s telescopic brush tool to remove most debris. If a storm causes excessive water to build up on the cover, it should be removed with a pool cover pump.
- Clean regularly: In order to last a long time your pool cover should be cleaned to remove chemicals and dirt. You can use the garden hose, pool brush, and a mild detergent to give your cover a good cleaning. This should be done about once every 3 to 6 months. You also want to check for rips or tears that need to be patched or repaired.
- Clean the motor and reel components: To optimize automatic poo covers, the reels and motor housing should be lubricated and cleaned every year. You can talk to our professionals for help with this step.
If you are in the market for reliable pool covers, come to us at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc. We can set you up with the best cover for your pool and make sure you know how to keep it in great shape.