Repairing or Replacing a Damaged Swimming Pool Cover
Winter is winding down and it is time to start thinking about opening the pool up for the season. Given the harsh winter most of the country has endured, you may notice that your pool cover did not fare so well. Whether you have a mesh cover or an easy drain winter cover, you may notice damage after months of brutal temperatures and heavy snow and ice. Falling tree branches during the winter is also a very common way covers can become damaged. Strong winds are also a source of danger during winter months, as they can blow damaging items onto your cover and/or cause your cover to rip.
When the time comes for you to remove the cover for the season, take the time to look it over carefully. Search out any holes or tears. Look for unraveling and damaged strapping. Now is the time to make repairs, or invest in a replacement if needed. Repairing your cover is possible when dealing with smaller holes or tears, usually those under 3” in diameter. There are many patching kits available on the market that work well on mesh covers. If you are dealing with many holes or those larger than 3” wide or longer than 6”, you will probably want to send your cover to a professional pool repair shop. If you have a solid vinyl cover, it is imperative that you repair the holes immediately. Don’t wait until you remove it for the season. If not repaired, damage can lead to contaminated pool water and/or the pool water can easily flood your entire cover. Following the same rule of thumb as with mesh covers, if the holes are large and many, it is better to have a professional repair it or replace entirely. If after determining that the damage is too significant, repairing will not work, and a replacement cover is in order, visit Acepools.com. Here you will find a complete line of not only repair products, but also an extensive selection of all types of pool covers. Depending on your needs, you will find mesh and vinyl covers, leaf catcher and safety covers, solar and winter covers as well as most other pool maintenance repair and replacement items.
Do not wait until the end of pool season, when it is time to close down and winterize your pool. Repair or replace you damaged cover in the spring. This is will save you valuable time and money in the fall.
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