Ok. You might not even remember where the pool is ion your yard considering all the snow we’ve had here in the GTA this winter. But ‘out of sight, out of mind’ is not a good way to be about your pool’s safety cover.
The safety cover protects your pool from debris and helps keep it safer for you and your family. But, if your cover is left unattended all winter, problems can arise to compromise the cleanliness and safety of your pool.
Here are just a few ways you can keep your pool’s safety cover doing its job all winter long.
1. Mark it Off
That first point about not knowing where your pool is under the snow can itself be a problem. If you don’t know exactly where it is, you or someone else might walk on it without knowing. Try to mark off the perimeter of your cover with stakes and rope so everyone knows where the pool and you cover are at all times.
2. Maintain Tension on the Cover
As the cold and snow come and go through the winter, it can result in uneven tension on your pool cover and/or the springs and straps that support it and keep it in place. Whenever you get the chance, check the cover and its support and make sure there is consistent tension all around.
3. Keep it Clean
While that might be tough to do if there’s a foot of snow on the ground, any time there’s a thaw, carefully clean as much snow, ice and debris off the pool cover as you can.
4. Visually Inspect for Problems
Always have an eye on your safety cover. If you do get a chance to clear it off, take a look for holes or openings in the cover. If the cover’s buried under snow, keep an eye on the snow covering to see if it sags, which may be a sign that the snow may be too much for the cover.
If you spot a problem with your pool’s safety cover, or you’d like to learn more about keeping it in good shape this winter, give us a call here at Jones Pools.