Helpful Hints: Solid Winter Cover Maintenance

Keeping Your Pool Cover Drained

As a swimming pool owner, the choice to cover your pool during the winter months is a personal one. When weighing the pros and cons, it is important to consider all options and do what is best for your pool and family. If you do decide to close and cover your pool this winter, investing in and installing a quality pool cover is one way to give yourself some peace of mind over the next few months and reduce any headaches in the spring. 

Importance of Winter Pool Cover

Swimming pool covers help protect your pool from falling (and blowing) debris and protect against pool-related accidents. A pool cover also protects the exterior of your pool and reduces the likelihood of fading due to the sun. Whether you choose a mesh or solid pool cover, you are protecting your investment!

Reasons to Keep the Cover Clean and Drained

Using a pool cover is a vital part of the winterizing process. Covering your pool keeps your pool water clean and reduces the need to be constantly involved with pool care over the winter. Just as your pool needs to be maintained, so does your pool cover. Leaving a large amount of water or debris on the surface of your cover will cause problems both with the cover and your pool. The weight of the standing water (and debris) will affect the cover’s lifespan and potentially cause damage. The stagnant water is also breeding grounds for bacteria and mosquitoes if your temperatures are regularly above 32 degrees in the winter. 

Removing your cover during spring will also be extremely difficult if you have dirty, debris-filled winter water. No matter how hard you try, that water will end up spilling into your pool which will cause additional chemicals, time and energy. 

Coverstar AutoDrain Covers

One way to make winter pool maintenance simpler this season is to install a Coverstar automatic pool cover with an AutoDrain. Coverstar autocovers deliver convenience, safety and functionality that help protect your pool and reduce maintenance needs. When paired with the Coverstar AutoDrain, swimming pool maintenance is a breeze!

The AutoDrain works by 1) detecting water on the pool cover 2) the drain automatically turns on and rides on top of the cover until the water has been removed 3) the AutoDrain positions itself on the cover automatically, so you don’t need to place the pump manually. 

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about Coverstar covers and the AutoDrain, Contact Us or stop by our Fayetteville or Lumberton location anytime. While in the store, check out our products or get a specific question answered by one of our experts. Feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well. 

Need Help Testing Your Water Before Winterizing Your Pool?

At Parnell Pool & Spa, our trusted specialists use only the best equipment and procedures to get a complete and accurate reading of your pool water. Our computerized Water Analysis System, BioGuard’s® ALEX®, provides results in an instant with step-by-step instructions. Bring us your water sample today and leave knowing every step needed to get your pool water safe and sanitary. 

Want to read more about winter pool topics?

Take a look at some of our other blogs to help with winter pool maintenance. 

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