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.
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:
Do not drag the cover on decking or over the cover springs.
Do not walk or jump on your Meyco cover. Only walk on your pool cover if it is an emergency situation. Walking or jumping on the cover may result in damage to the cover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do not operate a barbecue grill, fire pit or a chiminea outdoor fireplace in the proximity of the cover as sparks or hot ash may settle on the cover causing small burn holes.
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. Before folding, remove leaves and debris.
MeycoLite covers do not need to be scrubbed down or powdered prior to storage.
RuggedMesh covers should be hosed down from the bottom side to unclog 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.
Always completely remove the cover when using the pool. Never swim in the pool with the cover partially installed.