Vinyl pool covers require the same maintenance and care as swimming pools do. Knowing that these provide many benefits, as well as purchasing one cost specific amounts, to keep it usable is valuing the investment. Such maintenance and care include cleaning the vinyl pool cover.
The different approach of cleaning is necessary for different pool cover types. Doing either of them is fast and easy. Only remember to pay attention and work hard for it.
Cleaning Vinyl Safety Covers
These are swimming pool covers protecting the pool from strong wind, heavy rain, and larger debris. It is the best pool cover for safety measures and as well can eliminate evaporation.
Remove debris accumulating on top of the cover daily. Different debris can cause damaging of the cover if not removed properly. These include snow, leaves, twigs, rainwater, and more. Also, run the cover pump to remove standing water. Weekly, inspect the cover for mold growth and possible holes and tears. For mold growth, clean the sheet thoroughly and make use of diluted bleach. If holes are present, repair as soon as possible with a patch kit. If encountered major rips seek professional advice on how to repair. Every other 3-6 months, clean the cover thoroughly. Make use of a mild detergent. Brush and scrub stains to prevent algal and bacterial growth. Rinse with water from the hose but do not put pressure on. Remove standing water.
Cleaning Thermal and Solar Covers
These covers absorb, spread out, and maintains heat on pool water securing it in a comfortable temperature, to prevent freezing from the winter cold, as well as reduce electric heating bills.
Check debris daily as well as the standing water on top. Manage to check weekly for mold growth and repairs if needed. In every 3 to 6 months, clean the cover thoroughly, following the same process applied on safety covers. Avoid the use of abrasive cleaning chemicals and use a soft brush for cleaning. Thermal blankets are very sensitive. Avoid exposure to sunlight if stored off the swimming pool. It can still absorb and produce excessive heat, which can lead to ineffectiveness upon usage.
Cleaning Winter Swimming Pool Covers
These are vinyl mesh covers made of the net that keep large debris off the pool cover and can as well prevent accidents.
Clean and remove dirt regularly with mild bleach. Remove above the swimming pool while cleaning. Let dry completely before putting back on. Every 3 to 6 months, remove the cover and clean the anchor sockets. Also, include checking the tightness of the spring. Keep it tight to drain well, as loose cover won’t work effectively.
All vinyl pool covers upon storage must be completely dry to prevent mildew and mold growth. Clean off chemical residues before storing. For best safety of vinyl pool covers, avoid recovering the swimming pool an hour after shocking it. Fresh chemicals are proven damaging for swimming pool covers.
Clean the vinyl cover following the schedule. With this, maintaining the cover and swimming pool can do better.