So you’re wondering about the lifespan of an automatic pool cover. Well, the answer to that question really depends on a few different factors, but overall, as these covers are designed for harsh environments, with proper maintenance an automatic pool cover can last for quite a long time.
Here are some features to look for in a quality pool cover.
First and foremost, the quality of the cover itself will play a big role in determining how long it lasts. If you invest in a high-quality cover made from durable materials, it will likely last much longer than a cheaper, lower-quality cover. Additionally, the brand and model of the cover can also affect its lifespan. Some manufacturers are known for producing covers that last longer than others. Coverstar, for instance has ULTRAGARD™III Fabric with heat sealed webbing for some of the most durable covers in the industry.
Another important factor to consider is how often the cover is used. If you use your pool frequently, your cover will likely need to be replaced more often than if it’s only used occasionally. The exposure to sun, wind and the chemicals in the pool will deteriorate the cover over time.
Proper maintenance is also crucial for prolonging the life of an automatic pool cover. This means regularly cleaning and inspecting the cover for any signs of wear and tear, and making repairs or replacements as needed. It’s also a good idea to invest in a cover pump to remove any standing water on the cover and prevent it from getting heavy and causing damage. Proper maintenance and service as with any outdoor equipment can go a long way to extend the longevity of your pool cover.
All in all, an automatic pool cover can realistically last anywhere from 7 to 15 years, depending on the above factors. If you take good care of it and make sure to address any issues that arise, you can expect your cover to last for many years of swimming and water enjoyment!
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