Pool Covers

Frequently Asked Questions

There are two main steps to prolong the life span of your Solar Pool Cover. Firstly, have your swimming pool water checked by a professional at least once a month. They will ensure that your swimming pool water remains between the optimum 2-3ppm (parts per million parts water) of chlorine. Your local pool shop or maintenance person should keep records of the chemical concentration of your swimming pool, as these will be useful for warranty claims in the unlikely event of a pool cover breakdown.

Secondly, when the cover is removed from the pool and if you have a pool cover roller system, simply place the suncover over the rolled up material. If a roller is not present, ensure that the pool cover material remains in complete shade, when it is removed from the pool. As the material is an excellent conductor of heat, it is possible for the material to possibly melt under direct sunlight without the cooling of the water. Also over exposure to heat, has a negative effect on the composition of the make-up of the material. This can seriously effect how the pool cover reacts to chlorine degradation.

Yes! A pool cover will deter ducks, by preventing them access to the water. The idea is to break the behavioural habit of the ducks. Your swimming pool is mostly clear, and therefore the duck can see the bottom and the contents of the water – thus allowing the duck to ascertain whether or not there are predators in the water. Generally most swimming pools are fenced, the fence acts as a barrier to predators also. On top of this some pools, have some form of vegetation handy, such as grass, plants etc and provide a small amount of food. Your pool is an ideal safe place for a swim, a quick bite to eat and inevitably go to the toilet.

All pool covers will deter ducks from swimming in the pool, but the degree of their effectiveness largely depends on which type of pool cover you choose. How a pool cover deters the ducks is simply by denying them access to the thing that the duck seeks – the water. By covering the water up, they can no longer swim/ bathe in your pool. Placing a cover will not instantly stop the ducks from coming, over time, they will understand that they cannot access your pool – and in turn go somewhere else. The common misconception is to try and scare the ducks away from the pool with floating objects or hanging items above the water line. This will work briefly, until the duck realises that the object poses no real threat. The only true and lasting way to deter the ducks is to deny access to the water.

Pool Covers and Ducks – Article

The answer is a definite NO!

The leaf and debris cover is designed to keep leaves and rubbish out of your pool, not people or animals. It is NO substitute for an approved fence.

No, the fabric in a leaf and debris cover is much lighter than say the bubble solar blankets and do not require a roller for ease of rolling. However, we have in the past attached a roller to a leaf and debris cover at the customer’s request, the customer was very pleased with the end result.

Yes, this type of cover fabric is weave and as such is porous, therefore the rainwater will be able to go through the cover and into the pool. The weave mesh is however perfect for keeping small particles out of your pool.

PoolCoversandRollers.com.au uses SANCELL Australia Smart WaterMark Approved Pool Blanket material. This material is made in Australia for Australian conditions. SANCELL have been perfecting their pool blanket material for over 30 years. It’s renowned for being the most durable in our harsh environmental conditions. It is also the only 100% recyclable material.

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