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Top five tips for maintaining swimming pool solar covers

Swimming pool solar covers are handy but expensive. Ensuring their longevity can go a long way in letting them work as efficient natural pool water heating solutions. Let’s take a look at the top most recommended tips on how to maintain them.

Bubble side down
Bubble design covers are especially better at trapping solar heat energy. Make sure you place the cover with the bubble side down. Transparent pool solar covers are easier to maintain than their opaque counterparts. They are lightweight, durable, and easy to clean in general as they are see-through.

Use compatible cleaners
Check whether the cleaners are compatible with the material swimming pool solar covers before washing the covers. Use water and a soft brush in conjunction with safe-to-use chemical cleaners and wipe away dirt, dust, bugs, and other debris from them.

Store them at the right temperature
Pool solar covers are recommended to be stored below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This extends their life span and helps keep them protected. Exposure to excessive heat can damage them.

Keep them away from the sun
Unless you’re layering the pool with them, when not using them on swimming pools, keep the solar pool covers away from direct sunlight since they may burn up.

Use a pool cover reel
Pool cover reels take your pool solar cover and place them on the pool and vice versa. This makes your job easier, which means you don’t have to remove and put them on your pool every single day. Additionally, make sure the placement of your swimming pool is right. Don’t place your pool solar covers on the ground as they accumulate debris, making them difficult to clean. After cleanup, dry them thoroughly, roll them up along the seams, and place them in a storage of moderate temperature. Drying them up before storage is an essential process since it prevents the formation of mildew on them and extends their life span.

One final note, do not keep them on water during the cold winter months to ensure proper maintenance and protection.

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