Should a pool cover be tight or loose?

Should a pool cover be tight or loose?

How Tight Should a Safety Cover Be? Safety covers should be drum-tight, with only a slight deflection in the middle. When covers are too loose, leaves can blow under easily, and a high water level in springtime quickly traps leaves and turns your cover into a giant tea bag.

How long does mesh pool cover last?

15 years
Mesh inground pool covers can last up to 15 years when cared for. This gives them a slight advantage over vinyl covers. You won’t need to use a submersible pump on top of a mesh cover, because any rainwater will easily be able to penetrate the material.

How much weight can pool covers hold?

The standard that the pool cover industry references is from ASTM, a company known and referenced widely for safety standards for many industries. The ASTM standard for pool covers requires the ability to hold at least 435 pounds.

Should a pool safety cover sag?

Safety cover sagging is okay, well in most cases. It is not the safety-cover that supports the snow and ice. It is the water underneath your cover that helps it and keeps it from sagging too much. Whoever sold you the cover should have warned you or directed you to read the directions.

Are pool covers supposed to touch the water?

The cover is designed to touch the surface of the water. So your pool should always be filled when covered, and the water level should never go below 18 inches from the top of the pool. Check the water level of the pool and fill it up if it goes below 18 inches.

What kind of pool cover is the best?

Best Pool Covers

  • Best In-Ground Winter Cover: Colourtree In-Ground Winter Pool Cover.
  • Best Above-Ground Winter Cover: Blue Wave Above-Ground Pool Winter Cover.
  • Best Adjustable: Intex Round Easy Set Pool Cover.
  • Best Mesh: Robelle Mesh Winter Pool Cover.
  • Best for Safety: Blue Wave In-Ground Pool Safety Cover.

How long does a pool cover last?

For example, a vinyl pool cover with maximum sun exposure may only last a year while an automatic pool cover may stay viable for 3 to 7 years.

What kind of pool cover is best?

Why smartmesh safety covers?

Each season, pool owners pull off their mesh covers and go to work trying to get their pools clean and clear enough to swim in. Sometimes this process can take weeks and cost hundreds of dollars. That is why we the SmartMesh safety covers were developed.

What is smartmesh?

An industry innovation, our exclusive mesh lets water through while providing 100% shade/UV Block to significantly reduce algae growth. Combining the pros of both mesh and solid covers, SmartMesh is lightweight yet features the highest burst strength, tear strength and abrasion resistance.

What is the size of the Merlin smart mesh pool cover?

Merlin SmartMesh Safety Pool Covers Pool Size | No Step Cover Size Number of Deck Anchors / Springs Number of Deck Anchors / Springs Number of Deck Anchors / Springs Pool Size | No Step Cover Size No Step CES 4′ Offset 12′ x 24′ 14′ x 26′ 20 24 14′ x 28′ 16′ x 30′ 20 24

What size debris does smartmesh filter?

SmartMesh filters debris as small as 40 microns. To give you a comparison, a typical sand filter for a pool filters debris as small as 20 to 30 microns. SmartMesh is like having a filter over your pool! SmartMesh is also much lighter than a solid safety cover.