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Installing an In-Ground Winter Cover


  • The cover rests upon and is supported by pool water. Therefore, prior to cover installation, it is important to make sure the pool is not leaking.

  • Follow the manufacturers/builders winterizing instructions for your pool and accessories.

  • Consult with your pool dealer on the appropriate winterizing chemicals to be used. The pool must be chlorinated until freeze-up to prevent algae growth.

  • Although your Winter Cover is made of a tough material, it required that you pad sharp corners, abrasive decking, protrusions, rough edges at the coping, etc. with old towels, foam remnants or corrugated cardboard, etc.

  • Lower the water level in your pool below the skimmer (approximately 18 inches down from the coping) to prevent freezing.

  • Lay out the cover on the ground, black side down. Then spread it across the pool.

  • For covers with straps, insert the unified vinyl water tubes through the straps around the complete perimeter of the pool, it is important to lay the water tubes end to end to prevent the wind from getting under the cover. A billowing wind condition can cause serious damage to your cover. If the tubes are to be subjected to freezing temperatures, they should be half-filled, allowing for ice expansion, to prevent damage.

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