Let’s suppose that you have finally been able to close down your pool. However, this does not mean that your responsibility has ended. Throughout the rest of the fall and into the start of winter, you will need to be able to keep leaves and other debris off of the pool cover. Here is how to do that.
Clear Away Leaves
The first step is to get rid of leaves. As we alluded to above, this is something you will need to keep doing, even in the offseason. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a safety cover. It can keep twigs, acorns, and animal droppings from polluting your pool water. Just be sure to find and patch up any holes or leaks you see. If they get bigger, then they will put the entire cover in jeopardy, and you will need to replace it sooner than you will expect to do so.
Check the Tension Level
The second step is to verify the pool cover’s tension level. What this means is that you will have to inspect the springs and straps that help hold the cover in place. If they aren’t under the same amount of pressure all around, then something is wrong. How do you know if they are at the right tension level? They should be about halfway extended. Next, readjust the straps to help ensure that nothing can fall into your pool water through a small gap.
Leave Water Inside
On the surface, it sounds counterproductive to leave some water inside the pool. After all, the water could freeze and leave behind physical damage and other problems commonly associated with winter weather conditions. Plus, having some water can help hold the cover upright if it is weighed down by snow and ice.
Mark Pool Cover Position
It doesn’t happen often, but Maryland can experience a blizzard. Heavy snowfall is terrible news for your pool. That’s because if your pool is impossible to see, then someone could fall into it and hurt themselves. Snow poles and lawn stakes can help you indicate where the perimeter of the pool is. Even so, ensure that these markers are tall enough to be seen above the piles of precipitation.
Questions? Ask Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC
If you still have questions about how to build a brand new swimming pool, Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC is here to help you. We here at Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC can build and install your pool or spa and also provide you with pool chemicals, services, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see more from us and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.