First time pool cover questions

sonflower

Well-known member
Jun 2, 2010
157
Fort Worth, TX
First year to try a pool cover. Here is the info on the pool cover:
24 X 40-FT Rectangle Blue Solar Cover 16 Mil - 10 Year Warranty

I created a little video for you to get a feel for the "current state".
http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j44/t ... lcover.mp4

We have questions.
How do we clean the debris on top? Vacuum?
Is the pool cleaner efficiency normally affected? Because ours is working but doesn't seem to be picking up as much as it normally would.

Thank you in advance!
Sonflower
 

bk406

Well-known member
Dec 3, 2009
2,690
Central Massachusetts
You really dont do anything. You crank it off with the roller (do you have a roller)? and let the stuff fall in the pool then clean it up. I guess you could try and rake it off with a pool brush the best you can before you fold it or roll it up. Really, a solar cover is not meant to keep debris out of the pool like a solid or even tight mesh winter cover. A solar cover is really designed to only to retain heat, not act as an offseason cover.
 

sonflower

Well-known member
Jun 2, 2010
157
Fort Worth, TX
Ah, ok! It definitely helps keep the water warm. Big difference there.

Did not realize it was not meant to keep debris out. Our bad.

No roller contraption here, just good old manpower.