Removing Leaves and Water from a Winter Pool Cover
- by Pools And Spas Service Inc.
Nov 02, 2021
New Jersey is known for its trees, winter nor’easter, and snow storms. During our, winter’s grass clippings, leaves, branches, brush, weeds, flowers, roots, windfall fruit, and other debris fill our yards, driveways, and sidewalks. So, of course, our pools are not spared from the onslaught of falling vegetation. If you have a solid winter pool cover, you almost certainly have a considerable spread of leaves all over it. To make matters worse, autumn rain means puddles or even one large puddle of water on your cover. The combination of leaves and water can seem like a challenge to remove. But removing leaves and water from a winter pool cover is a critical part of winter pool maintenance.
Removing water and debris from your pool covers is very important
Clearing a winter pool cover is still easier and more beneficial than having no cover at all. We’ll see that clearing off a pool cover is actually not that hard. It takes a little time, but it only has to be done occasionally. If you need a pool cover please see our pool covers.
- Remove Large Debris – Use your skimming net. Attach the net to the end of your telescoping pole, and start collecting large debris.
- Remove Leaves –You could use a brush, a pool cover rake (specifically made not to damage the pool cover), or even a leaf blower.
- Remove Water from a Pool cover – use a pump specifically designed for solid pool covers. You can find these at any pool supply store.