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Your Ultimate Guide to Making the Most Out of an Automatic Pool Cover

Automatic pool cover part way over an inground pool. The pool is located in a backyard and has a concrete path around it.


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Automatic pool covers are an essential addition to any pool. Not only do they improve the look of your pool area when it’s not being used, but they also provide a range of benefits, such as safety, energy savings, and improved cleanliness. 

Just as with your pool, an automatic pool cover is an investment. When you invest in an automatic pool cover for your pool, you will want to make the most of it. Here are some ways in which you can ensure you are making the most out of your automatic pool cover.

Routine Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential when it comes to ensuring that an automatic pool cover remains functional and effective. Cleaning the cover on a regular basis will help to remove debris and prolong its lifespan. Additionally, proper maintenance can prevent any damage from occurring, which could compromise the integrity of the cover. Inspections should also be done regularly to make sure all parts are working properly, as this will help extend the life of your cover and ensure it operates properly for years to come.

Use a Pool Cover Pump

A cover pump is also an important part of maintaining an automatic pool cover. Not only does it help to remove any standing water from the cover when necessary, but it can also help to protect your cover from any damage due to heavy rainfall or inclement weather conditions. Additionally, having a cover pump on hand can provide you with peace of mind knowing that your pool cover will remain in good condition and functioning properly.

Utilize a Timer

Setting a timer for your automatic pool cover can be a great way to ensure that it is used consistently and reliably. Not only does this help to provide improved safety, but it can also lead to potential energy savings in the long run. Consider setting your timer so your pool cover stays closed overnight and any other time you are unlikely to be using your pool. 

Hire a Professional

Hiring a professional to install and maintain your automatic pool cover is recommended, as it will ensure that the job is done correctly and in a timely manner. Professional installers have the necessary expertise and experience, so you can trust them to get the job done right. Additionally, they can also provide valuable advice on how to best use and take care of the pool cover, further ensuring its longevity and protecting it from any potential damage or wear and tear.

What Should I Look for in an Automatic Pool Cover?

When looking for an automatic pool cover for your pool, there are a few things you should consider — not all pool covers are created equal. 

First, consider a pool cover that provides extra insulation, such as foam. This extra insulation works to retain heat (reducing heat loss), reduces evaporation, provides a tighter cover, and works well year-round. 

The next thing you should consider is an automatic pool cover that runs along in-deck tracks. When your cover opens and closes with the use of built-in tracks, you are ensuring that there are no gaps along the edges of your cover. This is both energy efficient and provides a higher level of safety. 

Finally, invest in a quality automatic cover such as the Coverstar® Safety Cover from Mastercraft Pool and Spa. These covers are designed with safety, energy efficiency, ease of use, and looks in mind, so you get the best of everything all in one cover. 

If you’re ready to invest in a quality automatic pool cover for your pool, stop in or give us a call today. We would be happy to help you with both your purchase and all of your installation needs.  


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