How Long Can Pool Covers Last?

Learn how long different types of pool covers can last and how to make sure yours lasts as long as possible with proper care and storage.

How Long Can Pool Covers Last?

Pool covers are a great way to keep your pool clean and safe. But how long do they last? The answer depends on the type of cover you purchase, the quality of the material, and how well you take care of it.

The cheapest pool covers can last only one season, while the more expensive brands can last from 3 to 7 years. On average, security coverages last 12 years. With proper care and storage, they can even last longer. Liquid suncovers usually last until the chemical is used up, usually every 30 days.

When deciding on a pool cover, warranty is an important factor. The longer the warranty, the more trust the manufacturer has in their product. A good pool cover should last well beyond the warranty period.

Measuring your pool is simply a matter of measuring the maximum width (W) and length (L) of the water level of the main body of water. This will help you determine which size cover you need for your pool.

Pool covers help keep your pool heated and reduce utility costs associated with running a traditional pool heater. They also help maintain the preferred temperature during cold nights so you can jump in the next day.

Pool service companies use a compressor that is powerful enough to blow against water pressure, leaving the water level higher. This helps keep your pool cover in place and prevents it from being pulled to one side when you try to straighten it out.

In addition, pool covers help prevent dirt, water, debris and sunlight from entering the pool. They also retain moisture from the water, which further aids in evaporation control than a normal cover.

If you keep all these things in mind when you buy your next pool cover, you'll make a much smarter decision and have a cover that will hopefully last for many years to come.

Willem de Wet
Willem de Wet

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