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No one looks forward to installing their winter pool cover. But following this simple guide will help you get through the process in an organized, efficient way.
Before the Pool Cover Goes On…
You need to winterize your pool. This involves cleaning your pool thoroughly, balancing the water’s chemistry, disconnecting your pump, and lowering the water level below the skimmer’s mouth.
Your pool cover was designed to rest on the surface of the water so we recommend that you double check your pool for any leaks. You wouldn’t want to undo the hard work you’ve already done.
Some Things to Remember
Pool covers are made from very durable material, but sharp corners, rough edges, or hard surfaces can still pose a problem. Try padding these problem areas with old towels, foam, or similar materials from around the house.
Now that you’re ready to set up your pool cover, keep in mind that your goal is for it to fit snugly over your pool. Wind can damage your pool cover if it has enough space to get underneath the pool cover and cause it to billow or flap.
What You’ll Need:
Installing the Pool Cover
Once you have this routine down, closing your pool for the winter will feel more like a routine than a chore. But, to speed the process up even further, consider a winter safety cover – you won’t have to mess with water bags at all, and the cover will prevent pets or young children from falling into the pool.
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