A: The water level should be kept within 12" of the top of the pool wall.
A: Initially, adjust the straps so that they are set to at least half compression. This will keep the cover tight and aid in draining. The springs should be checked periodically and the straps adjusted to maintain this tension.
A: Be sure your pool has the proper level of sanitizer and algaecide before closing it for the winter. This will insure that the water is clear upon opening in the spring. If the cover is left on when the temperature has gone beyond 60 degrees F., it may be necessary to add algaecide to maintain clarity.
A: Large accumulations of snow should be carefully removed, taking precautions not to damage the cover. Likewise if a large puddle of water accumulates it should be removed immediately by draining it to the drain or by using a weighted cover pump. The straps should be adjusted to prevent a reoccurrence. Failure to perform this maintenance could result in stretching or damage to the cover components. Drainage can be facilitated by slightly loosening the strap that runs through the drain areas while tightening the straps away from the drain. A small amount of puddling is normal and will evaporate in dry weather. If you have questions about these or any procedures, please contact your cover installer.
A: Covered pools in heavily wooded areas are susceptible to accumulation of leaves, needles and other debris that will inhibit water flow to and through the "Invis-a-drain". It is very important to keep the drain clear of debris at all times.
A: For cover not ordered with sewn on padding, it is required that our loose 2' x 20' padding be placed as a barrier between rough or sharp coping and the cover itself. Periodic inspection of the cover is necessary for detection of early signs of wear.
A: The cover should be hosed off removing any debris that accumulated over the winter. If you have a cover with the invis-a-drain you should clear the drain also. Before folding the cover make sure it is completely dry. Cover cleaner and treatments, available at most pool supply stores, are also recommended.
A: After removing or prior to installing the cover, clean out all the anchor sockets with a stream of compressed air or water. This biannual cleaning will assure proper anchor function. Applying spray silicone to these components will also be beneficial to their proper operation. When the cover is not in use, screw anchors down completely to keep out debris and to prevent tripping, foot injuries, and cover damage.
A. It's been well documented that any swimming pool is a magnet for children and pets in the neighborhood. A properly installed and maintained safety cover is the best way to ensure wandering kids or pets will not gain access to your pool when you can't be there to supervise.
Coverstar solid and mesh covers also come in different material weights. Your authorized Coverstar dealer can help you determine the cover type and weight best suited to your needs.
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A. Absolutely! Your dealer will measure your pool carefully, taking into account its shape, size and any and all features, such as stairs, rails, diving boards and raised walls. Based on these measurements, Coverstar will design a custom mesh or solid safety cover that will fit your pool perfectly!
A. Coverstar safety covers are built strong enough to support the weight of several adults, in the event they need to retrieve a child who has wandered onto the cover. However, it is not recommended that anyone walk on any type of safety cover.
A. Our Standard Mesh, Premium Mesh and Heavy Duty Solid covers are backed with an exclusive 20-year warranty! Lite Solid Material is backed with an exclusive 12-year warranty!
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