Swimming pool covers are necessary for the maintenance and upkeep of backyard pools. They keep debris out when the pool is not in use and protect the pool overall. While swimming pool covers are necessary, they are not necessarily always well taken care of, and can sometimes be taken a bit for granted. Here are a few tips/reminders of what NOT to do with swimming pool covers.
First, don’t think of a pool cover as fail-safe protection from keeping little ones out of the pool. It is always important to practice pool safety, and pool covers—while strong, and potentially able to stop a little one from falling all the way into the water for a moment—are not meant to be walked on, rolled on, or jumped on when in use. They can tear, rip, and warp, and they should not be thought of as a fail-safe if someone wants to send young children outside unsupervised into a yard with a pool.
Now, we all know that cleaning the pool and pool cover may not be the most fun part of owning a pool, just like taking out all the empty pizza boxes isn’t the most fun part of having a party. However, pool covers need to be cleaned so that your pool can be enjoyed without unwanted debris, mold, or bacteria buildup. Large pieces of debris or piles of leafs should not be left on swimming pool covers, as they can lead to build up of bacteria and mold.
Sometimes, there might be a temptation once summer has come to simply roll that cover right up without giving it a second glance. However, it should always be cleaned and dried before being put away for the season. Understanding this will make for a much easier experience when it comes time to close up the pool and the pool cover is pulled out free of mold growth.
If you have any questions about maintaining swimming pool covers, give us a call! We’re always happy to help.