Investing in a pool cover is a must for those of us living in Idaho. At Mastercraft Pool & Spa, we know our winters can be harsh, and to ensure that your pool is protected throughout the season, you will want to have a quality pool cover. These pool covers don’t last forever, though, and at some point, you will need to replace them to continue protecting your pool and your small children and animals. How do you know when it is time to replace your pool cover? These four signs will clue you in.
If Places Are Torn, it is Time to Replace Your Pool Cover
If you can see a tear anywhere, it is time to replace your pool cover. This can happen for various reasons, including age. The best way to protect it is to keep the cover cleared throughout the season using a broom or blower to remove debris from the top. Using items like a shovel to remove snow or rakes to remove leaves can rip or tear your cover. This would be an unfortunate accident everyone should try to avoid.
If Ends Are Fraying, it is Time to Replace Your Pool Cover
If you notice the ends are fraying, it is time to replace your pool cover. The fraying ends will continue to worsen until they spread to other cover areas. Once one part begins to fray, it can happen very quickly to other sections, as well. Keeping a close eye out for this will ensure you don’t have any surprises mid-winter.
If the Webbing is Bunching, it is Time to Replace Your Pool Cover
You can also tell if it is time to replace your pool cover if the webbing around the edges starts bunching. The webbing is what keeps the cover taught and foreign objects out of your pool water. If there is bunching, you will be more likely to experience algae growth in the early spring or have small animals squeeze through the gaps.
If the Material Has Changed Majorly In Any Way, it is Time to Replace Your Pool Cover
Change in the material will also indicate it is time to replace your pool cover. Sun, weather, debris, and other elements can impact the fabric over time. Significant change can clue you into weak areas in the material, letting you know problems could arise soon. Paying close attention to this will help prevent major maintenance issues in the future.
Pool Covers Can Last from Five to 10 Years
Most quality pool covers can last anywhere from five to 10 years before they need to be replaced if you care for them well. We recommend an automatic safety cover for longevity and ease of use. We can install one for you, allowing you to continually protect your pool, children, and animals.
Mastercraft Pool & Spa is available to help answer any questions you may have about your existing pool cover, a needed replacement, or to help you plan a custom pool build for your backyard. If you can dream it, we can build it! We can’t wait to hear from you.