Tips and Tricks for Dealing With Snow and Ice on Your Pool Cover

Tips and Tricks for Dealing With Snow and Ice on Your Pool Cover

January 7, 2023

Winter can be pretty brutal here in Connecticut. If you are a pool owner, you may face some obstacles that other homeowners won’t. The snow and ice can wreak havoc on your pool cover. The good news is we are here to help you learn how to properly take care of your pool cover during the winter.

Should I Remove Ice From My Pool Cover?

Simply put, you should not try to remove ice from your pool cover. Doing so can lead to damage to the pool cover, resulting in a costly repair or the purchase of a brand-new cover. When the ice has built up on your pool cover, the best thing is to be patient and allow the ice to thaw before taking further steps.

Now, if it is only snow that has accumulated on the pool cover, it may be safe to remove it. The weight of the snow could cause the cover to sag and create considerable pressure that may pull the pool walls in and damage the cover itself.

How Do I Remove Snow and Ice From a Pool Cover?

The more snow and ice that builds up on the pool cover, the harder it will be to remove. Therefore, if the weather conditions in the area are not ideal, keep a close eye on the snow accumulation on the pool cover so you can remove it before it gets too deep.

For light snow accumulation, you can choose to either leave it or remove it. To help speed up snowmelt and encourage efficient drainage, you can remove snow from around the pool’s edge.  

When a few feet of snow accumulates on the pool cover, you can remove it gently with a soft bristle broom. A plastic snow shovel can be used, but there is the risk of damaging the cover. A strong leaf blower can help remove the snow accumulation when it isn’t heavy and wet.

Let A-1 Pools & Spas Help You With Snow and Ice Removal From Your Pool Cover

If you are struggling to remove the snow and ice from your pool cover on your own, or if you are simply concerned with attempting it as a DIY project, reach out to our professional team at A-1 Pools & Spas in Oxford, CT. We are more than happy to help ensure your pool cover remains intact throughout the winter so your pool is in good condition to be opened up in a few months.  

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