What size winter cover do I need for my pool?
When choosing a cover, you look for them by your pool’s ACTUAL SIZE. The cover that you get will be bigger than your pool by 3 or 4 feet (depending on which cover you order and varies by manufacturer). For example if your pool is 24ft round you would choose that size and choose one of the covers listed on that page.
Is it better to cover above-ground pool for winter?
If you have a vinyl-lined above-ground pool, leaving it full for the winter will protect the vinyl liner from shrinkage and other damage. Since these pools are above ground level, keeping them full ensures that the wind will not damage the walls, liner, or frame.
How do you measure for a round pool cover?
Measure a circular pool. Measure the distance across the top of the pool from one wall to another. Make sure that you are measuring the diameter of the circular pool. The tape measure should cross the direct center of the pool.
Can you use a winter pool cover year round?
Whether you’re closing up your pool for the colder months or want to stop unsupervised swimming in the warmer months, a Katchakid pool safety net is the best winter pool cover offering you the year-round defense you need!
Is it OK to leave a pool uncovered in winter?
No, but winter covers protect your pool from stains, algae growth and poor water balance that could damage pool surfaces. Pool covers block both debris and sunlight, to conserve your winter chemicals and protect soft and shiny surfaces.
How do you winterize above-ground pool?
How to Close Your Above Ground Pool in 10 Steps
- Step 1: Deep Clean.
- Step 2: Balance your Water.
- Step 3: Add Winterizing Chemicals.
- Step 4: Add Pump Protector.
- Step 5: Protect Your Return and Skimmer.
- Step 6: Prepare Your Filter for Hibernation.
- Step 7: Clear the Pool.
- Step 8: Set Up Ice Equalizer Pillow.
What happens if you don’t winterize your pool?
The harsh weather conditions throughout the winter season can create potential damage to more than just the pipes. Without winterizing your pool, the water could turn green with algae. If the chlorine system stops functioning, you’ll say adieu to the beautiful blue pool you know and love.
How tight should a winter pool cover be?
Safety covers should be drum-tight, with only a slight deflection in the middle. When covers are too loose, leaves can blow under easily, and a high water level in springtime quickly traps leaves and turns your cover into a giant tea bag.
How do you keep a winter pool cover from sagging?
- Keep the center of the cover higher than the sides.
- Secure the outer edge with heavy objects such as H2O blocks or bags.
- Adjust the sagging on the cover as soon as possible.
- Use a portable pool cover pump instead.
- Build your own cover support structure.
- Place a pool pillow under the pool cover.