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When to Replace Pool Covers

If you have a pool, you likely know how cumbersome it can be to maintain it. A pool cover can make pool maintenance more manageable, but they don’t last forever–especially if you got a cheaper one to begin with. A cover in disrepair isn’t able to do its job as well as it should, and this could pose a problem as the summer comes to an end and we get into the cooler months. Here are a few signs that it may be time to replace your pool cover.

  • Brittle to the touch: Good pool covers should be strong yet pliable, but sunlight, pool chemicals, and chlorine can affect this pliability over time. If your cover feels stiff or brittle in some places, it is less effective at its job and should be replaced soon.
  • Showing holes or loose threading: Pool covers are meant to keep dirt and debris out of the pool, maintain the water temperature, and prevent evaporation. A pool cover with a hole or loose threading where it could be coming undone can’t do this effectively. You will need a replacement if you notice any holes.
  • Returning mold and mildew: If you have mold and mildew on your pool cover that keeps coming back any time you clear it up, it could be a sign of a leak somewhere on the cover. You will want to replace it soon.

It’s important to stay on top of your pool cover replacement needs, as a poorly kept pool could even start to grow algae or worse. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.