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Cover safety before using a cover! Most people assume that covers can do harm only in the winter (like when an animal gets stuck on the cover). However, covers can also be a hazard in the summer if they are not used right.
Some people will actually use a solar pool cover in the summer to help keep a pool warm when not in use. The problem can occur when it's time to remove the cover. If it's not completely removed from the pool, the cover could confuse swimmers swimming underwater trying to resurface.
*If you know you'll be using the cover all summer make sure it is complete uncovered before each use.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|