Q:Where should the water level be for closing a pool with a winter safety cover?
A: The water level should be kept with in 12"of the top of the pool wall.
Q: What is the proper spring tension?
adjust the straps so that they are set to at least half compression.
This will keep the cover tight and aid in draining. The springs should
be checked periodically and the straps adjusted to maintain this
Q: Should I treat the pool with chemicals before closing?
sure your pool has the proper level of sanitizer and algaecide before
closing it for the winter. This will insure that the water is clear upon
opening in the spring. If the cover is left on when the temperature has
gone beyond 60 degrees F., it may be necessary to add algaecide to
Q: Should I remove snow and water from the cover over winter?
Large accumulations of snow should be carefully removed, taking
precautions not to damage the cover. Likewise if a large puddle of water
accumulates it should be removed immediately by draining it to the
drain or by using a weighted cover pump. The straps should be adjusted
to prevent a re occurrence. Failure to perform this maintenance could
result in stretching or damage to the cover components. Drainage can be
facilitated by slightly loosening the strap that runs through the drain
areas while tightening the straps away from the drain. A small amount of
puddling is normal and will evaporate in dry weather. If you have
questions about these or any procedures, please contact your cover
Q: How does debris (leaves, pine needles, etc..) affect my cover?
Covered pools in heavily wooded areas are susceptible to accumulation
of leaves, needles and other debris that will inhibit water flow to and
through the "Invis-a-drain". It is very important to keep the drain
clear of debris at all times.
Q: How can I protect my cover from abrasive coping?
For cover not ordered with sewn on padding, it is required that our
loose 2' x 20' padding be placed as a barrier between rough or sharp
coping and the cover itself. Periodic inspection of the cover is
necessary for detection of early signs of wear.
Q: Are there any special instructions for removal and storage of the safety cover?
The cover should be hosed off removing any debris that accumulated over
the winter. If you have a cover with the invis-a-drain you should clear
the drain also. Before folding the cover make sure it is completely
dry. Cover cleaner and treatments, available at most pool supply stores,
are also recommended.
Q: Do the anchors require any special care?
After removing or prior to installing the cover, clean out all the
anchor sockets with a stream of compressed air or water. This biannual
cleaning will assure proper anchor function. Applying spray silicone to
these components will also be beneficial to their proper operation. When
the cover is not in use, screw anchors down completely to keep out
debris and to prevent tripping, foot injuries, and cover damage.
Q. I don't have any kids in my house. Why do I need a safety cover?
A. It's been well documented that any swimming pool
is a magnet for children and pets in the neighborhood. A properly installed and maintained safety cover is the best way to ensure
wandering kids or pets will not gain access to your pool when you can't
be there to supervise.
Coverstar solid and mesh covers also come in different material
weights. Your authorized Coverstar dealer can help you determine the
cover type and weight best suited to your needs.
Q. I have a custom-shaped pool. Can I get a Coverstar safety cover to fit it?
A. Absolutely! Your dealer will measure your pool
carefully, taking into account its shape, size and any and all features,
such as stairs, rails, diving boards and raised walls. Based on these
measurements, Coverstar will design a custom mesh or solid safety cover
that will fit your pool perfectly!
Q. Can I walk on my cover?
A. Coverstar safety covers are built strong enough
to support the weight of several adults, in the event they need to
retrieve a child who has wandered onto the cover. However, it is not
recommended that anyone walk on any type of safety cover.
Q. What kind of warranty does a Coverstar have?
A. Coverstar builds our covers better – so we back
them better! We provide an exclusive 20-YEAR Warranty on all of our mesh
and solid safety covers.