Have you ever thought of enjoying your hot summer day without leaving your home? Of course, everybody loves this idea. However, how will you have a good time when all kinds of dirt like falling leaves and debris dominates your above ground pool? Well, worry no more. Here’s a tip on how you can cover your above ground pool efficiently so you can have the fullest experience.

Tip #1 – Choose your type of cover WISELY

Before you learn how to cover your above ground pool skillfully, the very first thing you need to do is select the best protection. There are multiple types of cover, depending on what you need. Some of these are debris cover, mesh cover, winter cover, solar cover, and other additional options like plywood sheets, tarps, and etcetera. 

    Debris Cover

This is the basic and least expensive type of cover, the typical cover you use when you want to guard your pool water against falling leaves, debris, and insects. Though affordable, this type of shield does not hold heavy objects that pools on top (e.g., rainwater, etc.).

    Mesh Cover

This type of cover has a fabric that permits water to penetrate so that it won’t bulk up.

    Winter Cover

This is somehow expensive; however, this cover protects your pool, especially the internal part during a long winter season. 

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If you have decided which type of cover to purchase, let’s start the installation.

Tip #2 – Clean your pool THOROUGHLY

In other words, winterize your pool. It is essential to clear it up before you cover it to avoid the struggle of removing the cover when something came up (e.g., you forgot to add the applicable pool chemicals). 

Tip #3 – It’s time to set up your POOL COVER

Make sure you buy a cover bigger than the size of your pool. Ask for help to spread the sheet on your pool, extend it widely on all sides of the pool and wrap it up to secure that your pool is covered tightly and completely.

Tip #4 – Ensure your COVER’S PERMANENCE

Now that you have laid your cover, keep it fastened. Slide the cable through the loops or grommets around the edge of the cover then pull it and tightened it correctly.

Tip #5 – Prevent FUTURE DAMAGE

Above ground pool cover usually got destroyed easily when the wind consistently beats them. This is the reason why you have to defend the cover, especially the ones hanging at the side. You can use pool clips so the cover won’t be staggered anymore.

All done! Keep in mind that everything needs to be set up correctly to function effectively. Covers take care of our pool, but it requires attention too. So make sure you check your cover from time to time after you have it installed. Just as the saying goes, you reap what you sow. When you invest in an above ground pool cover, you’ll receive an innumerable benefit in return. Now you’ll need all the materials to clean your pool, buy the perfect cover, get a helping hand and you’re set. Enjoy your durable above ground pool cover!