Winter is shaping up to be rainy, icy and snowy, with greater than average precipitation across the country. Whether you are used to a lot of snow in your area or are new to snowy weather the information found in this blog should help further educate about what to do when Ice and Snow gathers on your pool cover.
Discover what to do in the case of five feet or more of snow in your area for various types of pool covers:
Solid Pool Cover: The best thing to do with a lot of snow on your pool cover is to leave it alone. However, if you do not have a safety cover, you should remove snow from around the cover, to delineate the pool edge, for safety reasons.
Above Ground Pool Cover: With five feet of snow could collapse under the weight, although this is rare. Three feet of snow? Likely not a problem, but if you are concerned, you could walk around the pool, carefully removing snow from on top of the pool cover, with a plastic shovel.
Safety Pool Covers: Again, the best thing is no-thing; just let it melt on it’s own. it is also important for safety covers to have the water level in the range of 2-12 inches below the tile. If the water is too low, the cover has no support and if it’s too high, it gets stuck to the ice.
Be sure that you are remaining Safety conscious and protect the investment you made in your home’s pool or pool cover by keeping in mind the tips listed above!