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Winter Swimming Pool Covers

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:00pm
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hilaryskitchen

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Hi

      Looking for recommendations and advice, has anybody installed a Swimming Pool Winter Cover ? 

We are having a 4.5 x 3m pool built and I have contacted Real Covers who claim that with a winter cover installed there is no need for maintenance, chemicals and electric and the cover also keeps debris out of the pool and maintains heat, in normal times we visit Camposol every six weeks so my plan would be to remove the winter cover while we are at the Villa & get the pool professionally cleaned before use, the quote for the cover was 350 euro and its fitted with anchor straps any help and advice would be appreciated. 

www.realcovers.es 

Phil & Hilary. 

RichT

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:23pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:23pm

We have a winter cover and, yes, for the winter period when the pool is not in use, the pumps can be turned off and as long as the water was correctly treated you don't need to do anything until you start using it again (and it will keep debris out of the pool).

However, each time you start to use it, you will need to chemically 'shock' the pool and then use chlorine, algicide, etc. regularly and keep the pumps and skimmers in use.

We then have a 'summer' cover which we keep on the pool when it's not in use in the summer, as this keeps the heat in (for example, overnight). Our pool isn't currently heated, but the sun and the summer cover ensure that it stays around 27-29'C throughout the summer.

€350 sounds about right for the cost of the cover.

Hope this helps!

hilaryskitchen

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:12pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:12pm

RichT wrote on Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:23pm:

We have a winter cover and, yes, for the winter period when the pool is not in use, the pumps can be turned off and as long as the water was correctly treated you don't need to do anything until you start using it again (and it will keep debris out of the pool).

However, each time you start to use it, you will need to chemically 'shock' the pool and then use chlorine, algicide, etc. regularly and keep the pumps and skimmers in use....

...

We then have a 'summer' cover which we keep on the pool when it's not in use in the summer, as this keeps the heat in (for example, overnight). Our pool isn't currently heated, but the sun and the summer cover ensure that it stays around 27-29'C throughout the summer.

€350 sounds about right for the cost of the cover.

Hope this helps!

Rich

         Thankyou that's very helpful.

Phil.

Anni20

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:18am

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Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:18am

We too have a winter cover for a 8mtr x 4mts pool, it cost €600 4 years ago so I’d say your quote of €350 is about right taking account of size and inflation.
Once removed in April/May it’s washed down and stored until put back on in October....the water is treated and there is no need to run the pump so all of the things you have been told are true as confirmed by RichT also....

A little bit of Vaseline on the screws makes securing the cover just that little be easier...

Sunnyspain

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:22am

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Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:22am

The amount of red rain we have had this month i would say get one as the pools look awful

hilaryskitchen

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:21am

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Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:21am

Sunnyspain wrote on Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:22am:

The amount of red rain we have had this month i would say get one as the pools look awful

Sunny

            Good point and thanks for your help.

Phil.

hilaryskitchen

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:23am

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Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:23am

Anni20 wrote on Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:18am:

We too have a winter cover for a 8mtr x 4mts pool, it cost €600 4 years ago so I’d say your quote of €350 is about right taking account of size and inflation.
Once removed in April/May it’s washed down and stored until put back on in October....the water is treated and there is no nee...

...d to run the pump so all of the things you have been told are true as confirmed by RichT also....

A little bit of Vaseline on the screws makes securing the cover just that little be easier...

Aninie

              Very helpful and reassuring thankyou.

Phil.

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