Amidst the joys of summer, as families enjoy their pool and bask in the sunshine, it's easy for your safety pool cover to slip into the background. Safety covers provide many year's worth of protection during the off-season. However, over time, wear and tear can compromise its effectiveness, necessitating repairs or replacements.

In this article, we'll explore the signs indicating the need for pool cover repairs, the advantages of addressing repairs and/or replacements during the summer, and how proactive measures will allow you to enjoy the swimming season with no worrying when it comes time to close your pool in the fall. 

The Advantages of Summer Repairs or Replacements

Before diving into the specifics of pool cover maintenance, let's first explore the overarching benefits of tackling repairs or replacements during the summer season.

By taking proactive measures now, homeowners can:

  • Beat the Fall Rush: With the fall months typically marking the onset of cooler weather and reduced pool usage, summer presents an opportune time to address cover issues before the seasonal rush. By acting early, you can avoid delays and ensure that your pool is ready to be covered once the fall weather moves in.
  • Ensure Continuous Safety: Your pool cover serves as a crucial safety barrier, protecting your loved ones and pets during the off-season. By addressing repairs or replacements during the summer, you can maintain a consistent level of safety once swimming season ends, providing peace of mind for you and your family.
  • Maximize Lifespan: Swimming pool safety covers, such as those offered by LOOP-LOC, are designed to withstand the elements and provide years of reliable protection. By addressing repairs or replacements promptly, homeowners can extend the lifespan of their covers, ultimately saving time and money in the long run.

Assessing Your Pool Cover

Now that we understand the importance of summer repairs or replacements, let's shift our focus to the initial step: assessing the condition of your pool cover. 

Safety swimming pool covers have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years, and while many covers can last much longer, it can sometimes be dependent on multiple factors.

Before deciding on any course of action, it's essential to conduct a thorough inspection to identify any signs of wear and tear. Here are some key indicators to look out for:

  • Loose Threads: Take a close look at the seams and edges of your cover for any loose threads or frayed edges, as these can compromise the integrity and effectiveness.
  • Increased Transparency: Over time, exposure to UV rays can cause the cover material to become more transparent, indicating potential deterioration. If you notice significant transparency, it may be time to consider a replacement.
  • Physical Damage: Inspect the surface of your cover for any visible signs of damage, such as rips, tears, or burns. These can weaken the cover's ability to secure the pool and should be addressed promptly to prevent further deterioration.

Repair and Replacement Process

Once you've assessed the condition of your pool cover and identified any issues, it's time to initiate the repair or replacement process. Here's a step-by-step overview of what to expect:

  • Contact a Swimming Pool Professional: Begin by reaching out to your local swimming pool professional to schedule an inspection and discuss your options. They will assess the cover's condition and provide recommendations based on their expertise.
  • Shipping to LOOP-LOC: If repairs or replacements are necessary, your cover will be shipped to LOOP-LOC for thorough inspection and servicing. To prevent additional damage during transit, it's essential to follow the preparation requirements outlined by LOOP-LOC, including drying the cover and removing all springs. Your pool professional will help guide you.
  • Turnaround Time: Once your cover is received at our facility, and inspected, our team will promptly proceed with the necessary repairs, if applicable, or replacement to ensure your pool cover is ready for the fall season. 

With a newly repaired or replaced cover waiting to be reinstalled in the fall, your pool is now, ready for summer fun, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for your family to relax and unwind.

Find a Safety Pool Cover Expert

Addressing safety pool cover repairs or replacements during the summer offers homeowners numerous benefits, including timely maintenance, continuous safety, and maximized lifespan. By taking proactive measures to ensure the condition of your cover, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your pool cover will be ready to go once pool season ends.

Remember to schedule an inspection with your swimming pool professional and leverage LOOP-LOC's efficient service for timely repairs or replacements. With your pool cover well-maintained ahead of time, you can create lasting memories with your loved ones while enjoying the summer season to the fullest.