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Swimming Pool Covers Clovis – Basics for Having a Pool Cover


Swimming Pool Covers Clovis – Basics for Having a Pool Cover

It is best if you do your homework before purchasing a swimming pool cover in Clovis.

In this article, you will learn about pool cover basics, such as the different types of pool covers and tips for caring them.

The types of pool cover

1) Thermal pool cover – A thermal pool cover is typically made of lightweight material. It regulates your pool water’s temperature and evaporation rate and keeps out dirt and debris. It can also block the sun’s rays from reaching your pool, thus preventing the growth of bacteria and algae.

However, a thermal pool cover is poor in heating up your pool’s water, so it means you will need to purchase a pool heater to keep your pool’s water at a desired temperature.

2) Solar pool cover – A solar pool cover is given that name because it absorbs the heat from the sun which it uses to warm the water especially during the night. It is made of light but durable material that consists of air bubbles. It is also one of the least expensive pool cover options. But the biggest disadvantage is that it’s lightweight – it cannot however function as a safety pool cover and thus it cannot prevent children and pets from unwanted accidents.

3) Winter pool cover – Despite the name, winter pool covers can be used all year round, not just during the winter. Of the four different types of pool covers, the winter pool cover is the most popular choice among pool owners for a lot of reasons. For one, it is relatively inexpensive and can be used for pools of any shape and size. It is also safe, as it is designed to be stretched over the pool and secured by anchor points on the deck, thus protecting your pool from dirt and debris and providing protection against unwanted accidents.

Winter pool covers are available in both mesh and solid fabric, both of which do a good job in protecting your pool from debris and regulating the pool water’s temperature. But they are not quite as good at keeping the pool water warm, so you may have to buy a separate pool heater if you want to maintain the water at a certain temperature. These covers are however very difficult to operate and are sometimes sold as a “once a year cover” as you use it once. Put it on the pool for winter then remove it during the swim season.

4) Safety Pool Cover- Safety pool covers provide the best protection, safety, and convenience. Of the four different types of pool covers Safety pool covers are the best at providing safety. They are installed in several different ways. Each cover is custom made to fit your exact pool. There are automatic versions and manual versions.

Caring for the pool cover

1) Get rid of any visible debris on your pool cover such as fallen leaves and twigs by gently scooping them with a net or a pool skimmer.

2) Patch any holes or punctures as you see them.

3) If you’re using a solid fabric pool cover, some of the rainwater may accumulate on the surface. You can remove this water by using a pool cover pump that is provided with your cover.

4) Clean your pool cover by washing with water and mild cleaning detergent. Make sure to scrub it gently to avoid minor scratches. Rinse it thoroughly. If you have to store away your pool cover for a while, treat your pool cover with a diluted bleach solution so that it can kill mold and mildew as well as inhibit their growth. Let your pool cover to dry completely. After drying, store it away in a cool, dry place. (For removable covers only not installed safety covers)

Swimming pool covers in Clovis protect your backyard watery oasis, but they need maintenance, too. Caring for your pool cover properly will help extend their useful life. If you would like to discuss your need for a pool cover, contact Pool Covers, Inc. at 707-864-6674 or by sending an email to customerservice@poolcoversinc.com.