As the swimming season is coming to a close, we wanted to share some information that is often requested this time of year regarding using a Coverstar Automatic Safety Cover as a winter cover. The answer is that it is a matter of personal choice. We neither recommend nor discourage use of the motorized cover as a winter cover. In order to help you make a decision, we have listed below some of the items you should consider when making your choice.
During the winter the proper water level must be maintained as the water supports the ice and snowmelt build-up. The best method is to blow out the plumbing lines and use filter plugs & cover plates so that the water level does not have to be lowered. (If the pool has tile, which might be damaged by freezing, lower the water level to 1 inch below the tile).
9 A great alternative to using a Coverstar automatic cover when winterizing your pool is to use a Coverstar Mesh or Solid Safety cover. These covers are designed specifically to cover the pool during the winter months. They provide safety and peace of mind knowing that the pool is secure. It will also help keep dirt, leaves and debris out of the pool so less work is required to open the pool in the spring.
We hope these items of consideration are helpful as you prepare your pools for winter.