Pool Safety Cover - How to Keep Your Pools Safe

by Pool Builders on 12-07-2009 in Articles

According to the study of Consumer Product Safety Commission, "submersion incidents involving children usually happen in familiar surroundings. 65% of accidents happened in a pool owned by the child's family." This study conducted by the said agency brings an alarming reality about swimming pools. That is why every owner should have their own pool safety cover.

Safety should not be disregarded when it comes to residential pools. Installment of the cover must be done in proper manner. When installing a cover, make sure you follow every instructions, especially when nailing the anchors on pool decks. Pool safety covers must hold a weight of 485 pounds or the accumulated weight of two adults and a child.

When you are done with using the cover, you must keep it in proper place. Removing the cover can be messy and not easy. This is your guide on how to keep your pool safety cover after use:

Step 1: Using your garden hose, remove all the debris on the surface of your pool safety cover. Ensure that you have eliminated all the dirt, leaves, twigs, and other items that are caught by the cover. If debris are left on the surface, it will be a difficult task for you to fold and store the cover. Additionally, debris that are left on the cover can create damage when it is being enclosed.

Step 2: Spread the pool safety cover under the sun. Allow it to dry completely before folding. Then fold the cover in a fan-fold method. Ensure that the edges of the cover are lined fairly so that putting them inside the bag will be easy. Remove the air inside the cover by pressing the surface. Press the cover until it becomes flat.

Step 3: Place the folded cover inside the bag in which it came. Pool safety cover should be fit easily into the bag. Hang the bag in your garage or in the garden area. Allow any water to drain. If the bag becomes dry, keep it in your storage room.

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