May 25, 2018

How to Install an Above-Ground Winter Pool Cover

One of the first things you’ll need to attach the pool cover are cover clips. The cover clips act as an extra set of hands to get your cover in position initially. This is important especially if you have a larger pool because it can be quite difficult to mount your cover to your pool. When using cover clips, ensure the flat side is facing away from the pool and the curved side is against the pool. An added benefit to the cover clips is protection against wind getting under the cover as well.
To attach the winter cover, then ensure the cover is about 6” below the pool frame. To do so, start at the bottom of the frame and roll the cover forward. Repeat this step until the pool is covered.
After the cover is attached to the pool, it still needs to be secured with the cover clips. Once the clips are in place, then run the cable through the grommets.
Finally, the cable needs to be secured, which will need the winch. To secure the cable, feed the cable through one end passing through the center. Take the other end of the cable and feed it through the center to the other end of the winch (see picture below).

pool cover

After both ends of the cable are fed through the center of the winch, start to turn the handle. As the handle turns, the pool cover will become taught to the pool itself.

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