Mud Slingers Pool & Patio
Mud Slingers Pool & Patio


Ask Mud Slingers: How Can we Prepare our Pool for Upcoming Snow Storms?

Preparing pool for snow stormsWhen a snowstorm is on the way, many people stock up on their favorite foods and drinks. Those who are pool owners will have to take an extra step. If a snowstorm is predicted in your area, there are some precautions you can take to keep others safe and your pool in top shape.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Move any patio furniture closer to the edge of the pool. This will help you safely identify the perimeter when the ground is covered with snow
  • Check the condition of your pool cover to make sure there isn’t any damage before it starts to snow
  • Keep snow from accumulating on top of the pool cover by using a broom with a long handle to remove it
  • Take photos of your pool before the storm just in case you need to make an insurance claim after the storm

Need more tips on caring for your pool? Contact us at (317) 650-5131.

Ask Mud Slingers: What is the Best Way to Remove Snow from the Top of my Pool’s Cover?

Best Way to Remove Snow from Pool CoverAsk Mud Slingers: It’s winter, so of course, we’ve been getting a lot of snow. What is the best way to remove snow from the top of my pool’s cover?

It’s great that you are being proactive by looking for solutions to a pool problem like this one. Leaving snow on top of your pool cover for long periods of time can cause more issues than you’ll want. Heavy snow is known for stretching pool covers and even ripping them. In addition, those who do not remove the snow could be left with water to remove later.

The great thing is, it isn’t that difficult to remove the snow from your pool cover even if you don’t have expensive equipment.

The easiest way to remove the snow involves a broom with a long handle. Many pool owners likely have one and it can for sure come in handy during the winter months. If your area has continuous snow, you’ll want to keep the broom nearby to clear off the cover to keep the snow from accumulating.

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t use a shovel or any other sharp objects that could damage your cover.

Want to learn more about caring for your pool, give us a call at (317) 650-5131.