Winterizing your swimming pool can be an easy process, but even in the winter you have to keep up with it’s pool maintenance. One thing that most homeowners don’t know about is that you have to keep your swimming pools cover as clear as possible. Keep reading to figure out why it is important to keep your pool cover clear.

type of in-ground poolWhy do I need to Keep my Pool Cover Clear?

Between the leavings from the tress falling on your swimming pool and the heavy weight of snow packing on top, here is why it is important to keep your pool cover clear. With in-ground pools in particular your swimming pool cover can become very damaged if there is too much weight on top of it. Permanent damage can occur to your swimming pool and your swimming pool cover if it is not cleared off regularly.

How to Remove Snow or Debris from a Pool Cover

Since now you know why it is important to keep your swimming pool cover clear, here are some tips on how to remove debris from the swimming pool cover.

  1. Using a wide-based broom to gently, yet successfully removed snow from your swimming pool cover is a great start.
  2. We do not recommend using a shovel or anything with a sharp edge to remove leaves or snow from your swimming pool because it can poke a hole through your swimming pool cover and potentially damage it, which we are trying to avoid.
  3. The first step should be done as regularly as possible, so that your pool cover doesn’t have a bunch of snow piled on top of it.
  4. If there is a thinner layer of snow on top of your pool cover, it is also handy to have a leaf blower to remove the snow from the top of your pool cover.

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It is important to build with a swimming pool builder that has been around for a while and knows what they’re doing. Premier Pools & Spas has been around for over 30 years and has built over 70,000 swimming pools. Not only do we care about customer service, but we want to make families dreams come true across the nation. Let Premier Pools and Spas build your backyard oasis, contact us today and receive a free design quote.

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