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How to care for your pool blanket

A pool blanket from Direct Pool Supplies can prove to be a major asset in maintaining your swimming pool. Besides saving you a considerable amount in pool water and pool chemicals, it offers the delightful advantage of preserving your pool's warmth, providing a more comfortable swimming experience. Nevertheless, it's crucial to uphold the quality and longevity of your pool cover through proper maintenance. This comprehensive guide aims to walk you through five effective steps towards ensuring your solar pool blanket lasts as long as possible.

5 steps to caring for your pool cover

The Importance of Avoiding Super Chlorination

Super chlorinating or "shocking" your pool is a process that requires caution, as it can be detrimental to your pool cover. Direct Pool Supplies recommends that if you need to super chlorinate, it's best to leave the pool cover off until your water levels have stabilised. Balancing the chemical levels of your pool after shocking is crucial to avoid unnecessary damage to the pool cover.

The Role of Pool Rollers

Utilising a pool roller not only eases handling your pool cover but also plays a significant role in protecting it from potential damage caused by organic matter. The simplicity and efficiency of pool rollers make them an essential tool in maintaining the structural integrity of your pool cover. By using a roller, you safeguard your pool cover from unnecessary wear and tear, thereby prolonging its life.

Proper Storage for Your Pool Cover

When your pool cover is not in use, it's advisable to store it in a shaded area, preferably under a cover or shielded from direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause the pool cover to degrade over time, so ensuring that it's well-protected when not in use is a vital part of extending its lifespan. Direct Pool Supplies offers a range of pool cover storage solutions that can help protect your investment.

Regular Testing of Pool Water

Testing your pool water regularly can protect not only the swimmers but also the pool cover itself. By ensuring that you're not over-chlorinating and that the pool water pH remains within the optimal range of 7.2-7.6, you can prevent unnecessary wear on your pool cover. Excessive chlorine or an imbalanced pH level can result in damage to your pool cover over time, thereby reducing its effectiveness and longevity.

The Need for Regular Pool Cover Cleaning

Regular cleaning of your pool cover with a specialised cleaning product is another essential step in pool cover care. This not only ensures cleanliness but also helps to remove oils, scale, and built-up biofilm that can accumulate on your solar pool blanket. Direct Pool Supplies offers a range of effective pool cover cleaning products specifically designed to tackle these issues without harming your pool cover.

Your solar pool blanket is a significant investment and, when used and cared for correctly, can save you valuable resources while improving your swimming experience. With these tips you can ensure that your pool cover not only lasts longer but also maintains its effectiveness in preserving heat, reducing chemical use, and conserving water. Make the most of your pool season by giving your solar pool blanket the care it deserves.

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