Even in Texas we stop using our pools for a few months out of the year. But just because you might not be swimming doesn’t mean you can totally forget about the state of your pool. One of the easiest ways to maintain your pool’s cleanliness while it’s out of commission is by covering it up. That’s right—it’s time to use a pool cover.

Not only does a pool cover keep debris and leaves out of the pool, but it can help cut down your cleaning time once it’s time to start swimming again. If you’re ready to invest in one of the easiest, most affordable ways to protect your pool during the winter months, here’s what you need to know:

  1. First, you need to know about the two most popular types of pool covers: mesh and solid. Both have pros and cons, but for a Texas backyard, we recommend the mesh covers as they are easier to maintain and can be installed alone.
  2. Secondly, you’ll want to make sure your pool cover is completely attached to your pool. For inground pools, you can use weighted bags or water blocks to make sure all your safety components are secured.
  3. Next, remove all leaves, dirt and water from the top of your pool cover. You can even add an “air pillow” beneath the cover to prevent water from collecting in the center.

Once your pool cover is securely in place and clear of all debris, you’re ready for winter. And don’t worry—pool covers are just as easy to remove once they’re on should you want to take a freezing plunge or heat the pool for a comfortable swim.

Of course, if you need recommendations or installation help, call Kelly’s Pool Care for expert service you can count on.

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