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Pool Closing Accessories
All SPP Inground Winter Covers come complete with loops for water tubes, which are used to secure the Cover to your pool, and prevent damage & flapping from heavy wind during the off-season. Water tubes are available separately, and will be required to install your Cover. Some SPP Winter Covers are available as Cover Kits - complete with water tubes, which can save you time, money & hassle come closing time! Water Tubes should be filled approximately to 75% capacity. We recommend you fill the water tubes with chemically treated pool water, to both lower your water level and keep algae to a minimum inside the water tube. A submersible cover pump works very well to fill water tubes.
All SPP above ground Winter Covers come complete with vinyl-coated metal cable and winch (cable tightener) to secure the Cover to your pool. Cover Clips are available separately, and will be required to properly secure your Winter Cover to the pool's side rail. Some SPP above ground winter covers are available as Cover Kits - Complete with cover clips, which is a time-saver at closing time! Above ground pools in cold climates MUST also use an ice equalizer air pillow. Pillows should be filled with air to no more than 75% capacity. Inflate pillow(s) a few days prior to covering the pool to ensure there are no leaks. Secure the pillow to the center of the pool (whether it is round or oval). Tie it with a nylon cord. In high wind areas, use our Cover Seal to prevent damage from wind-whip.
In-wall skimmers and return fittings should be protected and/or plugged as part of the winterizing process. We offer a choice of Skimmer Guards and plugs for the return.
Expert Tips & Advice about Standard Winter Covers
Below are some basic tips & helpful hints on choosing, ordering and installing your Winter Cover. If you have any questions after reviewing them, please feel free to call us at 888-230-0049. One of our friendly Pool Experts will be happy to assist you with answers to product questions and expert advice.
Winter Covers are made with sufficient overlap to cover the pool (usually between 3' and 5' extra), depending on the type of Cover and type of pool.
Order your Winter Cover based on your pool size, not based on the Cover size. To ensure an accurate fit, you will need specific pool measurements before ordering your Winter Cover.
Purchase the highest quality Winter Cover your budget will allow. It pays dividends!
Standard Winter Covers are made to "lie on the water", and are not designed to be "tee-peed" or stretched tightly over the pool to allow for water run-off. Using a standard Winter Cover in these ways can void your warranty and / or ruin your Cover. If you are interested in a taut cover that can be stretched over the pool, consider one of SPP's Safety Covers, which are designed to do just that.
Why install a pool cover?
» Prevents pool water evaporation by up to 95%
» Decreases the number of times your pool will need backwashing
» Reduces chemical usage
» Saves up to 50% on heating costs
» Extends your swim season
The Benefits of Pool Cover
Installing or using a pool cover is a simple and highly effective way of keeping your pool free of garden debris and bugs. But there are numerous other benefits to making sure your pool is covered up when not in use. Pool covers are an essential accessory for any pool and will save you both time and money when it comes to pool maintenance. And using a pool cover is one of the best ways of preventing your precious pool water evaporating, quite literally, into thin air.
Pool covers prevent water evaporation by up to 95 per cent so they are one of the best things you can do around the pool to preserve your pool water. By keeping your pool water clean, a pool cover drastically decreases the number of times your pool will need backwashing.
Keeping your pool covered also reduces the amount of chemical usage by stopping chemical evaporation into the atmosphere. And a cover will also save you up to 50 per cent on heating costs.
This is because evaporation is the major source of heat loss for swimming pools, which occurs mainly at night when the air temperature drops below the temperature of the water in the pool. And for those of you without the luxury of pool heating, a pool cover actually helps extend your swimming season into the autumn and spring months, increasing the pool temperature by around 6-8˚C in pools that get the sun.
If you have questions about your pool cover installation at any time please feel free to give us a call at 888-230-0049 or visit us, https://www.poolvortex.com/pool-covers-guide/
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