This winter was an especially tough one all over the nation. Thankfully, the weather is warming up and it is finally time to open your pool! You may find that the amount of snow and ice that inhabited your pool area for months over the winter may have caused some damage.
Pool opening is a great time to have your safety cover inspected by your local dealer or another professional. If repairs or a remake need to be done, this is the best time of year to have it taken care of. You won’t need your cover while your pool is open all summer, so this gives plenty of time for the remakes and repairs process to occur before your pool will need to be closed in the fall. With Merlin Industries repairs and remakes, there could be an opportunity to participate in cost savings programs the earlier in the season that a cover is brought to the manufacturer to be fixed or remade.
When opening your pool, you may think you can get “one more year” out of your safety cover. In some cases, the cover may be able to remain safe and fully intact for an additional winter, but there may be others that bring inherent dangers if they are put on the pool and are not performing properly. Make sure to have your cover inspected thoroughly by a trustworthy dealer to assess the current condition that it is in and get a professional opinion if it can last for another year. To find a dealer in your area, visit the Dealer Locator section of the Merlin Industries website (www.merlinindustries.com/dealerLocator.html)
The spring and summer time is also a chance to purchase a safety cover if you do not yet have one. If you are still covering your pool with water bags or other dated types of covers, there is no better time to explore the option of upgrading to a safety cover. Merlin Industries has 5 different grades of both mesh and solid safety covers, with one sure to fit your needs. If you have a service company open your pool, have them take a look and explain to you the benefits of a safety cover. Some of them may even be able to take some measurements while they are at your pool so you can order a cover as soon as possible.