WARNING! - WeatherBeater™ solar pool covers are NOT safety covers & are not meant to bear ANY weight. Remove and store cover away from pool during any and all swimming activities.
Do your part
and get the full 3 or 6 Years out of your Cover
A good quality reel system is recommended for ease of use
The easier your cover is to deploy and store, the more likely it is that a cover will be used as recommended. The use of a good quality reel system will help make cover management easier for any pool owner. In addition, when used with a Reflective Storage Sheet, it will help you avoid many of the issues that covers endure such as UV (Ultra Violet) light degradation, de-lamination, water condensation, shrinkage, and others.
Never shock dose a pool with chlorine...
...unless the cover has first been completely removed from the water surface area and replace the cover only after the chlorine level is back to normal. Not following those steps would expose the cover to high chlorine levels and unbalanced pool water which will increase the corrosive effects on the pool cover. The results of this lead to premature bleaching, aging, discoloration and chemical residue crystallization on the top surface of the bubble cover.
Do not expose your cover to hot water
Water temperatures above 90° F may shorten the life of any solar cover regardless of manufacturer origin. If spa or pool temperatures rise above 90° F the cover should be removed and stored as directed. WeatherBeater™ does not warranty the cover if used on spas and or pools in which temperatures exceed 90° F.
Make your cover last with perfect pool chemistry
Solar pool covers are subjected to a very harsh environments where UV radiation and pool chemicals such as chlorine present constant attack. Natural heat build-up accelerates the negative effects of chlorine and UV radiation. These factors combine to limit a bubble covers life and they will typically last around 50 - 125% of their design lifespan, largely dependent on the amount of correct cover care. Our new GeoBubble™ technology EnergyGuard™
have a 6 year pro rata basis warranty.
The environment in a pool is created by:
- The intensity of exposure to UV radiation
- The concentrations of treatment chemicals (such as chlorine)
- The chemistry parameters that balance the acidity of pool water: pH, Calcium
Hardness, (CH) and Total Alkalinity (TA)
- The heat value of the covered pool water
- The heat generated in the pool due to a cover
- The combination of all the factors above
Ensure the pool water is balanced by following these recommended parameters:
- Maintain a pH range of 7.2 to 7.8
(7.4 is ideal, as it matches swimmers eye pH reducing or eliminating eye discomfort)
If the pH is too low, water becomes very corrosive to covers
If the pH is too high, cover scaling occurs
- Calcium Hardness (CH)
Range: 150 - 400 ppm, 275 is ideal 275
If the CH is too low, the water becomes corrosive to covers
If the CH is too high, cover scaling occurs
- Total Alkalinity (TA)
Range: 80 - 120 ppm, 100 is ideal
If the TA is too low, the water becomes corrosive to covers
If the TA is too high, cover scaling occurs
Do not allow the Free Chlorine (FC) level to exceed 4.0 ppm (4 parts chlorine to 1 million parts water/4 mL per 1,000 liters). The desired FC ppm range is between 1.0-3.0 ppm with ideal being 2.0 ppm. The ideal Combined Chlorine (CC) level is 0 ppm and should not exceed 0.2 ppm.
These recommended levels provide a guideline of for safe swimming and a long lived cover. Consult your water treatment supplier if further information is required.
For the swimming pool industry's most up to date water balance information we recommend that you visit Taylor Technologies
To avoid excessively high chlorine concentrations, the level and input of chlorine typically must be reduced between 30 to 60%
Chlorine in its natural state is a gas. When it is added to pool water as a solid, or liquid, it reverts back to its gas state and rises through the water and through evaporation, dissipates into the atmosphere if the pool has no cover. When a bubble cover is installed on a pool, this evaporation ceases and the chlorine is conserved and re-circulated through the water by the pool pump and filtration equipment. Due to prevention of evaporation, chlorine concentrations will be maintained in the pool at a higher rate than non-covered pools. When a cover is installed the water will test higher if the dosage is not reduced between 30 to 60%.
Be sure to turn down the controls on your automatic dispenser or salt-water chlorinator.
If you are physically adding, reduce the quantity to obtain the correct chlorine levels and water balance.
Set timers to ensure pump and filtration systems operate during the warmer part of day (10am to 4pm)
When a solar or energy absorbing cover is installed pump and filtration systems should operate during the warmer time of day (10am to 4pm). The sun heats the water by penetrating the cover. Warmer water rises together with the chlorine gas, while the water beneath remains cool. Pumping and filtration during this time helps to eliminate these temperature layers and avoid excessive heat buildup occurring near the cover. Mixing during this period helps circulate chlorine reduces temperature layering and prolongs the solar cover's lifespan.