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Do I need to put a winter cover on my pool or not?

I recently had a customer come into our office for a quote for some work on their pool that they would like done later this summer.  We started talking and he mentioned that he never puts a winter cover on his pool during the winter and I started to mention the potential consequences of this.  I would definitely recommend installing a winter cover on your pool over the winter.

There are plenty of good reasons why you should put a winter cover on your pool during the winter, whether it is a waterbag winter cover, fitted winter cover that locks into your coping track or a safety cover.

  1. Protects your pool from the strong winter weather conditions.  Also, you want to protect your pool from things such as tree branches and ice that can cause damage to the pool liner
  2. Keeps your pool water clean and free of debris and leaves.  You will save a lot of time not having to scoop the leaves and other debris out of your pool in the spring.  This will make it easier in the spring to get your pool up and running.  Also, leaves can cause staining on your pool wall, floor and/or waterline.  Installing a cover will save you time and money in not having to remove the stains.
  3. If you have kids or pets, you definitely want to consider putting a safety cover on your pool so that you don’t have to worry about them falling into the pool while playing in the snow in the backyard.
  4. If you have a vinyl liner, it is a good idea to cover the pool as you want to protect the liner from the sun.  This will help to prolong the life of your pool liner.  Too much sun hitting your pool liner can cause your liner to become hard and brittle as well as the pattern can start to fade.

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Established in 1981, Bremner Pool & Spa is one of the premiere swimming pool service companies in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Durham Region. We operate 13 state-of-the art vehicles and offer a variety of high quality and eco-friendly products & services including swimming pool renovations, openings, partial swimming pool openings, swimming pool closings, weekly pool and spa service, pool leak detection & repair, heaters, liners, pumps, filters and more. As well, Bremner Pool & Spa complies with all City of Toronto By Laws for Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas.