But with a pool cover, water can pool on top of the cover. This excess water can cause the pool water to move and presents a drowning hazard. The continuous weight of water on the cover will also shorten the lifespan of the cover. Allowing water to pool on top of the cover can cause damage to both the deck and the pool, depending on the type of each one. This is because pool covers aren't made to support the weight of water (or anything else) on them.
If you have a pool, you probably also have a pool skimmer. If you don't have it, you can wait until the cover is dry and remove the debris with a leaf blower. The best option is to remove leaves, grass clippings, dead insects, and so on. Take it out before pumping the water. This way, there is less concern about clogging the pump.
Once you've cleaned everything, you're ready to prepare the bomb. In extreme cases, especially if the pool water level is low (possibly due to a leak in the liner), the cover can pull the pool wall inward and damage the wall of the swimming pool. If your pool cover were completely dry and covered with only leaves, it would be fairly easy to clean. You can use a brush, a rake to cover the pool (made specifically so as not to damage the pool cover) or even a leaf blower.
But let's talk about a more common and complicated situation. Most of the time, you'll have a combination of water and debris on the pool deck. Wet leaves are much harder to remove from the pool cover because they tend to stick to it. Therefore, the first thing to do is to remove as much water as possible. But before you can do that, you need to get as much of the large debris out of the water as possible.
Leaving it there could clog the pump or vacuum. You have several options for cleaning large debris from the water that has accumulated on top of the pool cover. The simplest method is to remove the skim net. Attach the net to the end of the telescopic pole and start collecting leaves.
It's similar to cleaning the pool. Because you rub against the pool deck less often than you would brush against the outdoor pool, there will be more leaves. In fact, this can make your job easier. Simply immerse your skimmer in a pool of water full of leaves and start collecting. Add enough for the pool to take on a blue-gray color (first dissolve the shock beforehand) and then let it sit for a day or two before covering it, so that very strong chlorine does not damage the cover.
Carefully place the pump upright on the pool cover and use a long-handled broom or broom to place the pump in position. Whenever temperatures permit, simply place a submersible pump on the pool cover, preferably on something solid such as a frisbee to prevent water from passing through the cover and remove excess water. If a winter pool cover slips in cold seasons when no one is using it, it may be surprising to find it months later. It is vital to remove excess water from solid canvas winter covers, which are commonly used in elevated pools and some underground pools, to avoid damaging the cover and the swimming pool.
One of the most common ways to eliminate the problem of leaf accumulation on the pool cover is to use a leaf catcher. Now the pool cover is still full of water and the water level below the cove is one foot deeper than when I closed it. If the pool cover pump does not have an automatic shutoff switch, it must be controlled and unplugged once the pump begins to suck in air. Even so, it may seem attractive to let the water and leaves sit on the cover until it's time to reopen the pool in spring.
So for the second year in a row, when I went to remove the winter cover from my elevated pool, I had a problem. All you have to do is place the rake on the pool mast and then pick up the leaves, sticks and acorns with a spoon. Therefore, open the cover on that side and use the pool brush placed on the pole to gently push the pillow towards the center.