If you have started to notice that your pool cover's fabric is getting stiff, brittle, or cracked in some areas, it is probably time to replace the fabric!
Following this simple cleaning routine at least once a year will help prolong the appearance and life span of your pool and automatic pool cover. You can even install an automatic pool cover reel to avoid these issues and to maintain your pool temperature.
Cleaning your Pool Cover
Remove Large Debris from the Cover Regularly
The great thing about automatic pool covers is that they help prevent leaves, debris, and more from getting into your pool. However, because of this, you will need to regularly remove large debris from the top of the cover.
Dry leaves can be removed using a leaf blower or a leaf rake. Wet leaves should either be left to dry first or raked and scooped off of the cover and into a receptacle.
Rinse the Cover with Water
Now that all the large debris is removed from the cover you’re ready to rinse it off. Place the cover pump in the center of the cover to help remove excess water. You never want to leave large puddles of water on top of the cover for long, as it can put a strain on the motor, reels, and ropes.
Scrub Gently with a Soft Brush
Use a soft-bristled broom or pool brush to scoop any leftover leaves out or scrub any leftover dirt. Then use a Leaf Rake to scoop out the debris, while the cover pump removes the pool of collected water. After removing all of the debris and all of the water, roll the cover-up all the way.