Seasonal Cover Care
Proper pool cover maintenance and care help to ensure the best performance from your Meyco cover. Below is information you can use to properly winterize your pool in the off season and how to safely store you pool cover when it’s not in use.
Storing Your Cover During the Summer
Extending the life of your Meyco Cover:
Your Meyco cover should be folded and stored in its storage bag when not in use.
Leaves and other debris should be removed before storage.
MeycoLite covers do not need to be scrubbed down or powdered before storage.
RuggedMesh covers should be hosed down from the bottom side to avoid clogged filters.
PermaGuard solid and RuggedMesh covers should be cleaned with a mild detergent and dried before storing.
Store your cover in an area free of rodents.
Winterizing: What to Do
Before you cover and close your pool for the winter be sure the pool water is properly chemically treated. The water chemical level should be checked in early spring or when there is any period of warm temperature. Proper adjustment of chemicals should be made if necessary. Below is a check off list of things you need to do when winterizing your pool:
AVOID LOW WATER LEVELS: Never allow your pool’s water level to fall below 18” from the main deck level. A low water level may result in cover and/or spring damage during periods of heavy snow accumulation.
REGULARLY INSPECT COVER: Check your cover periodically to be sure the cover is secured drum-tight on the pool. Adjust the buckle positions to achieve the proper tension.
AVOID ROUGH SURFACES: Avoid cover contact with rough decking or coping surfaces or edges, which can cause tears or other damage. Your installer should identify sharp corners or rough areas around the pool area and add protective padding, if necessary. Vinyl padding or carpet remnants work very well for this.
DO NOT DRAG COVER: Do not drag the cover on decking or over the cover springs.
AVOID PEOPLE AND OBJECTS ON COVER: Do not walk on except in an emergency. Never jump on cover or place any objects on the cover.
KEEP COVER TIGHT: Keep your cover drum tight to help reduce the chance of excessive wear. Abrasion strips are sewn to the cover to protect against normal coping wear. To reduce the risk of abrasion, check the cover periodically to ensure it is kept drum tight.
REMOVE EXCESS SNOW OR ICE: If there is unusually heavy snow fall or ice, you may need to use a long-handled broom to remove excess accumulation to reduce the chance of the cover tearing or the springs separating under the weight of the accumulation. 1 cubic foot of snow can weigh over 5 lbs and a cubic foot of ice weighs 57.2 lbs.
KEEP COOKING EQUIPMENT AWAY FROM POOL: Sparks from barbeque grills, fire pits or a chiminea outdoor fireplace may damage the cover. All outdoor cooking appliances should be kept at least ___ feet away from the pool edge.
AVOID DAMAGE FROM SOLAR REFLECTION: Reflecting sunlight from windows can damage the cover (as well as other pool products). Pay attention to solar reflection from your home and address with appropriate windows or trees or shrubbery to shield cover from solar reflection.
COMPLETELY REMOVE COVER: Always completely remove the cover when using the pool. Never swim in the pool with the cover partially installed.