How often should you replace pool cover?

Author: Delpha Ratke  |  Last update: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

For example, a vinyl pool cover with maximum sun exposure may only last a year while an automatic pool cover may stay viable for 3 to 7 years.

How many years do pool covers last?

Most automatic safety pool covers on average last 4 to 6 years if you maintain them properly. We recommend that you buy a pool cover that comes with a pro-rated warranty. That way, you can always ask for a replacement if you notice issues within a few weeks of purchase.

How do you know when you need a new pool cover?

A brittle consistency

Effective pool covers should feel malleable and supple to touch. If the cover feels stiff and brittle, you may need to replace it. Pool fabric that has become stiff from sun, chemicals, and overuse is more susceptible to tearing and cracking over the winter.

How long do plastic pool covers last?

The cheapest covers may only last one season. Expensive brand name cover may last 3-7 years.

How long do pool winter covers last?

A winter cover is essentially a large, oversized tarp to prevent debris from getting into the pool, and minimizes algae growth over winter. Winter covers can last on average 3-5 years and will then need to be replaced with new.

How Long Do Winter Pool Covers Last?

Should a pool cover touch the water?

The cover is designed to touch the surface of the water. So your pool should always be filled when covered, and the water level should never go below 18 inches from the top of the pool. Check the water level of the pool and fill it up if it goes below 18 inches.

Is a pool cover worth it?

Besides offering energy savings, pool covers also do the following: Conserve water by reducing the amount of make-up water needed by 30%–50% Reduce the pool's chemical consumption by 35%–60% Reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool.

How can I make my pool cover last longer?

Safety Pool Covers Modesto – Tricks to Make Your Cover Last...
  1. Use water tubes. ...
  2. Patch the cover. ...
  3. Clean the track of debris so it does not tear the cover. ...
  4. Keep the inground vault free of debris. ...
  5. Lubricate the machinery. ...
  6. Check the water level of your pool.

How long do Mesh pool covers last?

Mesh inground pool covers can last up to 15 years when cared for. This gives them a slight advantage over vinyl covers. You won't need to use a submersible pump on top of a mesh cover, because any rainwater will easily be able to penetrate the material.

Do pool covers keep water out?

The Benefits of a Pool Cover

You'll spend less time skimming your pool to remove unwanted contaminants and more time enjoying it. It also slows water evaporation and chemical loss. So you won't need to replace the water and chemicals as often. And it can reduce heating costs because it traps heat under the cover.

How long does a loop Loc pool cover last?

All LOOP-LOC mesh and solid safety pool covers come with a 15-year pro-rated manufacturer's warranty. When completed and signed by the original purchaser, this warrants that the cover is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use, when installed by a qualified swimming pool professional.

Should I cover my pool in summer?

Covers prevent evaporation

When the sun and your pool meet during the summer, this means that your pool water will disappear at a greater rate. Having patrons in the water during the day may reduce this effect, but an uncovered pool will still lose water during the night.

Can you walk on a winter pool cover?

The biggest benefit of using a winter safety cover is, yep you guessed it, safety! Kids, dogs and deer can walk across this cover without falling into the water.

Is solid or mesh pool cover better?

The biggest advantage that a solid cover has is that nothing can get through the cover into the pool, including water. While mesh covers are designed to filter out large debris, small particles can get into the water, such as fallen leaves that have begun to decompose.

How long do elephant pool covers last?

15 year warranty (2 Years Full). Loop-Loc Mesh Safety Covers are the ideal choice for anyone who wants one-of-a-kind protection from the only pool cover proven safe and strong enough to support an elephant!

What kind of pool cover is best?

Best Pool Covers
  • Best In-Ground Winter Cover: Colourtree In-Ground Winter Pool Cover.
  • Best Above-Ground Winter Cover: Blue Wave Above-Ground Pool Winter Cover.
  • Best Adjustable: Intex Round Easy Set Pool Cover.
  • Best Mesh: Robelle Mesh Winter Pool Cover.
  • Best for Safety: Blue Wave In-Ground Pool Safety Cover.

Should my pool safety cover sag?

Safety cover sagging is okay, well in most cases. It is not the safety-cover that supports the snow and ice. It is the water underneath your cover that helps it and keeps it from sagging too much. Whoever sold you the cover should have warned you or directed you to read the directions.

Why is my pool cover sagging?

Some of the causes of pool covers sagging include snow on the pool cover, dirt and debris on the pool cover, a low water level, and a poor installation of the pool cover. A torn pool cover can also easily sag when the water seeps to the top of the cover.

How do I keep my inground pool cover from sagging?

There are a few ways to prevent sagging with an automatic pool cover. The first is to winterize your pool correctly. Make sure the water level is no lower than 18 inches below the pool deck, or halfway up your skimmer opening, as the surface of the pool will help hold up the cover.

Does pool cover cause algae?

So while a solar cover won't actually 'turn your pool green', it will warm your water by up to 8 degrees, so if the other conditions are right, adding a solar cover can easily accelerate algae growth, very rapidly. You need to get the water balance in your pool right before putting the cover back on.

Should I cover pool at night?

You should cover your pool every night for several reasons. First off, a pool cover saves energy and conserves water by decreasing the amount of make-up water. Also, it reduces the consumption of chemicals, and finally, it saves a lot of cleaning time since it keeps the debris out of the pool.

Is it OK to run my pool pump 24 hours a day?

The size of your pool, the efficiency of your pump and filter, and how dirty your pool is are just some of the factors you need to consider. Nevertheless, most pool cleaning professionals would advise against running a pool pump for more than 8 hours a day.

Can you run pump with pool cover on?

Is It Safe To Run The pool Pump With The Pool Cover On? It is safe to run the pool pump and filter with a swimming pool cover on. The pool cover doesn't in any way stop or hinder the pool pump from circulating the water or carrying out its function.

What is the purpose of a pillow in a pool?

Sometimes also called an ice compensator, a pool air pillow is used to compensate for the accumulation of rain, snow, and ice that may build up on the pool cover over the winter months. By placing an air-filled pool pillow under the winter cover, you create a void in the water and on the top of the cover.

Do I really need a pool pillow?

Do I Need A Pool Pillow? While they're not 100% necessary, winter pool pillows are incredibly helpful. They help protect your pool from expanding ice and promote even weight distribution, which is why we highly encourage them for pool owners.

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