HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The time pool owners have been waiting for has finally arrived. That's right, we're referring to opening your pool. As the colder months begin to melt away, it's time to look forward to those warmer activities; starting with your pool. Safety pool covers manufacturer, LOOP-LOC, shares tips for removing, cleaning, and storing your pool cover.
- It's time to open your pool and the only way to start the process is by removing the pool cover. For mesh pool cover owners, you'll want to start by removing all of the springs from the anchors and fold them inwards. The cover anchors will also need to be removed from the pool area. You'll want to keep your pool cover out of harm's way and avoid situations that may cause tearing.
- Once the springs have been removed and cover anchors are safely out of reach of your cover, begin to pull the cover off the pool. Make sure the pool cover is being pulled from one side and into an area with enough space to fold it. It is important to never drag your cover on your deck or patio while removing as this may cause drag holes in the fabric.
- After the cover has been completely removed from the pool and is lying flat, you may begin to clean your cover. Throughout the long, cold, and wet winter months your cover will see some hardships. It will definitely not be the pristine cover it was before winter. You'll want to clean it up, before folding to extend the lifespan of your cover. While, water typically seeps through a mesh pool cover, there will still be debris from trees and the outdoors on your cover. Use either a leaf blow, pool brush with a pole, or a push broom to clear off your pool cover.
- As soon as you are sure that your pool cover is dry and there are no stray items on your pool cover you can start to fold your cover. Folding your pool cover is just like folding a large blanket: easy to accomplish with enough hands. Begin to fold your pool cover in a fan fashion. By fan fashion, we mean each row of panels will folded in the opposite direction. Continue to fold in this manner until it is as small as possible.
- Once your pool cover is properly folded, it's time to think about storage. You'll want to place the now folded pool cover in a heavy-duty container. The container will help keep rodents and bugs away from your cover as well as protect it against the summer elements. Protection is key when thinking about elongating the lifespan of your pool cover.
- After your pool cover is safely tucked away in its heavy-duty container store it. You'll want to put it somewhere where rodents and bugs are least likely to come in contact with it. If you store the cover in a shed or garage area, be sure to check on it throughout the summer to ensure the elements have not harmed your pool cover.
With the warmer months approaching it may seem like cold weather items are obsolete. However, that's not the case. Be sure to properly care for your winter items. You'll need them far sooner than any of us care to admit.
About LOOP-LOC: There's only one company known for manufacturing safety pool covers strong and tough enough to support an elephant: the legendary LOOP-LOC. LOOP-LOC is a global leader in the pool industry with a 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, and 300 employees. Through its network of dealers, the company has sold safety swimming pool covers on every continent on earth except Antarctica. LOOP-LOC pool safety covers company now also manufactures a line of luxury in-ground pool liners—with more exclusive designer patterns than any other company—as well as the BABY-LOC removable fencing, a convenient, cost-effective additional layer of protection to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool.