How Long Can You Keep a Pool Cover On?

Pool covers are an effective way to reduce the use of chemicals and save time by heating the pool water. But how long can you keep a pool cover on? The answer is that you can install a pool cover at any time of the year, but it is best to do so as soon as possible or before you close your pool. Sun blankets usually last about 5 years if the pool chemistry is good, and safety covers can last for years. It is recommended to remove the cover only on humid and sunny days, and not to leave it on for more than 7 days in a row.

Solar pool covers almost completely eliminate evaporation, saving you tons of resources every year. Keep the water level at the bottom of the tile, or a few inches lower, and keep the winter pool cover properly installed. When you take the sun blanket out of the pool so that it can crash or swim, it is always recommended to use a sun cover tarpaulin and throw it on the blanket. If you already have a gas or electric pool heater, there is no reason why you can't use some kind of solar cover with it. The first sign that the sun cover starts to wear out is that bubbles will float in the water.

At this point, the cover will soon begin to break like flakes. When this starts to happen, you should start looking for a new sun blanket. You don't want these parts to clog your skimmer, plus the sun cover no longer works to your advantage. Especially for older liners, if the pool is completely drained, a vinyl liner could break or “break” when trying to refill the pool later. Therefore, the use of a pool cover during the winter will extend the life of the entire pool, including its equipment. Unless money is a very serious problem, it is better to open and maintain the pool yourself or hire a pool service or a local children's house for the summer, especially if you plan to travel a lot or be out of town for long periods of time.

If you keep the pool closed, at a minimum, you will need to drain it, wash it with acid, or replace the liner the next time you open the pool. There is also concern that the pool may come out of the ground due to a strong storm with a high water table, unless the pool is perched on a hillside, with good drainage, which decreases the concern. Leaving the pool closed all summer is a guaranteed way to end up with a green, smelly mess and permanent stains or damage to pool surfaces. Draining the pool for an extended period of time will result in serious damage, and keeping a cover on during rainy weather can also cause rainwater to put pressure on the cover, ultimately causing it to sink.