When the temperature drops and, in some cases, the snow starts to fall, pool owners on the ground can relax knowing that they are well protected. By just following a few instructions, the right purchase and installation will add years to the age of the pool while making the opening easier at the same time.
These come in two main types: standard and circling. Regardless of which variety is chosen, the quality of the fabric and size of the pool enclosure is very important. Usually, the material used is heavy duty polyethylene webbing. The material can also display laminated layers in three layers which are then coated with a weather resistant coating.
This extra layer is specifically designed to provide protection from bad weather and sun damage. Also best if cut from an extra wide cloth which then requires fewer stitches makes it stronger and more prone to tearing. Finally, the best manufacturer will heat the seal, rather than sewing it, resulting in less water leaking during the winter.
Another common characteristic of high-quality fabric for the winter cover of the above ground swimming pool is the black bottom. This feature functions by preventing sunlight from passing through and thereby slowing down the growth of algae that depend on light for life.
After the quality of the fabric is determined, the decision must be made based on style. The winter pool cover above the ground must be larger than the pool itself. The overlap is important because additional fabric offers extra leeway during windy weather, increasing durability again.
Ordering the right size is very important. Skirt variations will take the measurement of the basin and then sew the "skirt" into the main section. Skirts provide overlap that is needed for protection from elements.
Equipment is available for installation including clips and cables. The clip is mounted on the top rail and prevents the cover from being opened during bad weather. The circling type is equipped with cables and small loops attached to the uprights.