Repairing Pool Covers You can buy patches explicitly designed for mesh or solid pool covers if you end up with a puncture or tear. They should be applied to both sides of the damaged pool cover area to prevent the damage from spreading.

Can you repair a torn pool cover?

Tears up to about 12 inches are generally successfully repaired so that the cover can be used for at least one more season. Tears along/near a seam can be patched, but may not last as long.

What if my pool cover has a hole in it?

The way to repair large holes would be to obtain a larger patch to put over the hole. Depending on how large the holes are, another remedy would be to duct tape the area that is torn, if you can reach it. If it is warm enough, remove as much debris off the cover as possible.

How do you seal a pool cover?

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How can I make my pool cover last longer?

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  1. Use water tubes. …
  2. Patch the cover. …
  3. Clean the track of debris so it does not tear the cover. …
  4. Keep the inground vault free of debris. …
  5. Lubricate the machinery. …
  6. Check the water level of your pool.

How do I fix a small hole in my pool cover?

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How do you fix a hole in an automatic pool cover?

Automatic pool cover holes and rips can typically be fixed by the owner with a simple patch kit. We can provide patch material that best matches your current cover color and industry-tested vinyl cement that, when properly applied, will restore your cover’s performance and integrity.

Can I sew my pool cover?

Sewing, Inc. will repair holes, chafe strips or other damage. Or match the straps to your concrete anchors bolts and duplicate your inground pool cover EXACTLY. We use only the highest-grade commercial fabric to make our residential pool covers. But first inspect your pool cover yourself!

What do you do when your pool cover rips in the winter?

Using skimmer nets, a pool brush, or vacuum, you should try and remove any dirt or debris that has made its way into your pool water. Once the water is removed from the cover, put it back into place and reinforce any holes or tears to prevent future issues during the season.

Should a pool cover be tight?

How Tight Should a Safety Cover Be? Safety covers should be drum-tight, with only a slight deflection in the middle. When covers are too loose, leaves can blow under easily, and a high water level in springtime quickly traps leaves and turns your cover into a giant tea bag.

What is the life expectancy of a pool cover?

For example, a vinyl pool cover with maximum sun exposure may only last a year while an automatic pool cover may stay viable for 3 to 7 years.

How long does the average pool cover last?

Most automatic safety pool covers on average last 4 to 6 years if you maintain them properly. We recommend that you buy a pool cover that comes with a pro-rated warranty. That way, you can always ask for a replacement if you notice issues within a few weeks of purchase.

How long does plastic pool cover last?

You can count on a durable pool protection cover to last between six to 10 years. For comparison, winter cover could last only 3 to 5 years. It all depends on the climate in your pool as well as the level of use that your covers will be expecting. The more you utilize them, the more quickly they’ll wear down.

Can you walk on top of a pool cover?

While it may feel like a waterbed, which kids love to play on, retractable pool covers aren’t trampolines. They are designed to accept occasional weight in the case of emergency, and taking a step or two out to clear leaves or other detritus is fine during normal use of an automatic retractable pool cover.

Should I keep my pool covered?

In dry and/or windy conditions, the evaporation rate of the pool increases. Therefore, it is generally beneficial to have a transparent or bubble cover on during daylight hours. In warm, humid conditions the evaporation rate decreases. In this case, it may be more beneficial to leave the cover off during the daytime.

How much weight can a winter pool cover hold?

Automatic pool covers are rated to hold around 2,000 pounds, which is a lot of weight. However, snow, ice, and water can be very heavy, too, especially if it becomes concentrated in one area. Snow alone can weigh between 12 and 20 pounds per cubic foot, and ice and water can both weigh around 60 pounds per cubic foot.

Should I open pool cover when it snows?

Snow Can Cause Pool Repairs

If the cover punctures, it can spark a domino effect of damaging consequences to the pool. Furthermore, heavy snow could also pop out the pool’s coping or the cover anchors. Preventing pool repairs and damage to the pool cover can be avoided by handling the snow appropriately.

Can you leave a pool cover pump outside in the winter?

While covered throughout winter, water is sure to build up on the pool cover. This is when a cover pump is essential to keeping water off the cover. Automatic pumps can be left on the cover. But Aqua Pools recommends removing the pump, including the hose, and bringing it inside during freezing weather.

Do you need to remove snow from pool cover?

Heavy snow can stretch and damage the cover, but you generally don’t have to be concerned until there’s two feet of snow or more on your cover. That said, more inexpensive plastic covers damage more quickly and more easily than expensive mesh or solid safety covers.

Can snow sit on a pool cover?

High-quality pool covers can safely hold about one to two feet of snow before they start straining. If you expect a large amount of snowfall, make sure you’re constantly cleaning snow off your pool cover.

Should a mesh pool cover touch the water?

The cover is designed to touch the surface of the water. So your pool should always be filled when covered, and the water level should never go below 18 inches from the top of the pool. Check the water level of the pool and fill it up if it goes below 18 inches.