How to Install Your Pool Cover
October 29, 2021
How to Install Your Pool Cover

When it comes to the well-being of swimmers, everyone knows that a pool cover is the number one way to make your backyard oasis both fun and safe! 

To keep your pool safe and secure all year long, you’ll want to invest in a premium pool cover. Follow along for how to install a pool cover safely!

What You’ll Need

Every pool owner knows that you’re going to have to put in a fair bit of time, energy, and effort into making sure your pool is safe in both the on and off seasons. Investing in a proper pool cover for the winter months is going to go a long way in making sure your pool is always ready for the swimming season.

Winter doesn’t mean you don’t have to think about your pool. Far from it, actually. Proper pool maintenance starts with the proper installation of a pool cover. A cover for an in-ground pool is attached via a network of straps, springs, and anchors.

Investing in the proper equipment is the right place to start when it comes to properly installing a pool cover. You’ll need:

  • Heavy duty rotary hammer drill
  • Chalk line
  • hammer
  • bags of sand to hold pool cover in place 

Installing Your Pool Cover

For even the most avid DIYers, a proper pool cover installation will take the majority of an afternoon to a full day. Follow these simple steps to make sure your pool is protected as well as your family.

Step #1: Remove all ladders, handrails, and extraneous swimming paraphernalia. Clear the deck or patio area of any furniture that might impede your movements around the pool.

Step #2: Measure your pool and pool cover, making sure the cover overlaps the pool by about 10-15 inches.

Step #3: Stretch the cover over the pool. To hold the pool cover in place, use the sandbags. 

How to Properly Install a Pool Cover

Step #4: Install the anchors 18” away from the edge of the pool cover

Step #5: Attach straps to the springs, then place the springs on the anchors

Step #6: Adjust each anchor and strap set up to make sure they’re secured with equal tension.

After installing your pool cover, you’ll want to make sure that your water never falls below 18” at the main deck level. Any lower, and you run the risk of snow accumulation damaging the springs of your cover.

Never walk on your cover—while most covers are meant to hold a significant amount of weight, you won’t want to treat it like a trampoline. Any intense moment could result in disastrous damage. Be sure to check the chemical levels of your pool throughout the winter so as to prep it for eventual reopening in the spring.

By purchasing one of our safety covers, you’re ensuring that you and your family will get the best use out of your backyard oasis. Not only will your pool be protected from the elements, it will also act as an off-season lifeguard! Make sure your pool is both protected and protective this winter season.


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