Pool Safety Cover Care and Maintenance

Here are some great facts, care and maintenance tips from GLI and PoolGear Plus’ Pool Care Experts on how to take good care of your pool’s safety cover.

  • The pool safety cover springs should be very taut upon initial installation. In time, the safety cover will relax and the tension will ease.
  • The safety cover is designed to keep leaves and other debris out of your swimming pool. Clear water can only be maintained if proper levels of pool chlorine, algaecide and other pool chemicals are maintained.
  • Be sure not to drop the pool’s water level more than 18” from the top of the pool during winter months. Failure to do so will place strain on the pool safety cover and may void the warranty.
  • Debris may be hosed off easily if your pool safety cover is installed properly.
  • Removal and subsequent installation is made easier if the pool safety cover is fan-folded.
  • Store the pool safety cover in the mesh storage bag. Hang the mesh bag off the floor so the safety cover can drain any excess water.
  • Flush out anchor casings with a hose several times a year to prevent sticking. Spray anchor and casing with silicone.
  • Pool safety covers must be suspended above the pool’s water level in order to drain excess water. Excessive melting snow and spring rain can raise the pool’s water level too high for the pool safety cover to drain. If this occurs, simply drain some pool water out until the safety cover is suspended above the pool’s water level.  Straps and springs may need tightened to achieve proper tension.
  • For solid pool safety covers: To clean the debris screen, remove the cover, open and fold back the mesh panel on top of the solid pool safety cover. Hose the filter screen off from behind to remove small debris. Close the panel and store.

Remember, with all pool safety covers, be sure not to drop the pool’s water level more than 18” from the top of the pool. Follow these pool safety cover care and maintenance tips to extend the life of your pool safety cover.

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Covers.
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