If you own a solid or mesh safety pool cover, you will need to regularly remove leaves and any other debris from the top of the pool cover’s surface. Here are the ways to deal with leaves and other debris that may build up on your pool cover.
- If the leaves on the cover are dry, use a pool cover brush or leaf blower to move them onto the pool deck.
- If wet leaves are on the cover, as is often the case, it indicates you’ll have to use a leaf rake designed explicitly for use on pool covers.
- Gather the leaves off the cover and haul them to the pool deck or yard. If you let the leaves dry first, it makes them lighter and easier to collect.
If you own a solid vinyl pool cover, you will need to make sure to remove standing water on top of your cover. Use a cover pump to remove the water off the surface of the cover. By removing the standing water, you are eliminating a potential drowning hazard as well are helping to ensure that algae does not grow on the top surface of the cover.
Keeping the top surface of your pool cover clear of standing water, leaves, and debris will help the life span of your swimming pool covers in Santa Rosa.