In this blog post, we will dive into an essential topic for a pool owner – the process and importance of a replacement Loop-Loc pool cover in preparation for the pool closing season.
There are multiple benefits of Loop-Loc covers. These covers are more than just a pool accessory. They offer unmatched safety and peace of mind and are crafted with the highest quality materials to withstand extreme conditions.
With its superior strength and durability, a Loop-Loc cover assures you that your pool is protected no matter what Mother Nature throws.
But, even the durable Loop-Loc pool cover may begin to show signs of wear and tear.
It’s an inevitable part of its lifespan. This is why it is crucial to be prepared and proactive in addressing the need for a replacement cover.
One of the key factors in successful pool maintenance is planning ahead. With the pool closing season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to assess the condition of your Loop-Loc pool cover and consider whether it might be time for a replacement.
Most Common Reasons for Replacing Your Loop-Loc Cover
Loop-Loc pool covers are crafted with durability and resilience in mind, yet like any other protective equipment, they are not invincible.
Over time, your cover may show signs that suggest a replacement is due.
Let’s look at some common reasons you might need to consider replacing your Loop-Loc cover.
Pool covers are susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. Prolonged exposure can weaken the cover material, making it more prone to tearing and reducing its overall strength and effectiveness.
If your cover looks faded or brittle, it could be a sign of UV damage.
UV Damaged Pool Cover
Rips or Tears at the Seams
Over time, you might observe small rips or tears developing along the seams of your cover. While minor damages can often be patched, tears in the seams are generally more difficult to repair and may require a full cover replacement.
Ripped Pool Cover
Another Example of Ripped Pool Cover
Large Rips or Tears Too Big to Patch
Similarly, larger rips or tears in the body of the cover itself, beyond the capacity of a simple patch repair, will compromise the safety and functionality of the cover.
In such cases, it’s best to opt for replacement.
Cover Too Ripped to Recover
Older Springs with Little Give in Them
The springs are an essential part of the secure fit that Loop-Loc covers are known for. However, springs can lose their tension as they age, leading to a loose-fitting cover that doesn’t provide optimal protection.
If your springs no longer bounce back, it’s a sign you need a new cover.
Worn Out Springs
Upgrading to a Newer Model
Loop-Loc is continuously innovating and improving its product line. You may decide to replace your existing cover with a newer model, such as the Ultra-Loc solid or Aqua Xtreme Mesh.
These covers come with enhanced features designed to maximize safety and durability.
Updating to a New Color
Loop-Loc covers come in various colors, and you may switch up the look of your pool area with a new color choice.
Finally, let’s talk about the lifespan of a typical Loop-Loc cover. While these covers are designed to withstand the elements and provide long-lasting service, they are subject to wear and tear, like all outdoor products.
The average lifespan of a Loop-Loc cover is about 6-8 years, although this can vary depending on usage, climate, and maintenance habits.
Regularly checking your cover for the above signs of wear can help ensure you’re timely arranging for a replacement when necessary, ensuring your pool remains secure, safe, and looking its best.
Aqua Xtreme Loop Loc Cover in Steel Grey
How to Order Replacement Loop-Loc Pool Covers
Let’s explore the three methods for ordering a replacement Loop-Loc cover. Let’s explore each of them:
Method 1: Ordering by Providing the Order Number
The most straightforward way to secure your replacement Loop-Loc pool cover is by using your existing cover’s order number.
This unique identifier is typically located on the side of your cover, near the diving board or spanning the width of the deep end.
If you’re unsure where to find this order number, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
It’s usually printed on a sewn-in tag or stamped directly onto the cover. Look for a series of numbers or a combination of letters and numbers.
Order Number Tag on Pool Cover
Order Tag on Pool Cover
Your cover’s unique identifier tells us exactly what size and style to order for your replacement.
We will come in if you still need help finding the order number. We can visit your home and locate the order number ourselves.
Method 2: Estimating Based on the Old Cover
Sometimes, locating the order number on your existing cover might be impossible.
Rest assured, there’s another way we can help you secure a perfect fit for your pool – by using the old cover as a reference for an estimate.
Here’s how it works:
We’ll arrange a visit to your home to pick up your old Loop-Loc cover. Our team will then deliver it to Loop-Loc, where they can closely examine it to provide a precise estimate for a new cover that matches the size and style.
What happens if you decide not to go with a new cover? That’s entirely your choice. In such instances, there would be a $200 fee to account for the effort of picking up and returning your old cover.
However, before you make this decision, it’s important to weigh the potential cost savings and benefits of opting for a new cover.
Not only will a new Loop-Loc cover provide improved aesthetics and functionality, but it will also ensure a safer environment for your family.
Plus, newer models of Loop-Loc covers come with advancements and enhanced durability and longevity.
Method 3: Using the Image-Loc Process
Sometimes, the unexpected can happen. You may find that your Loop-Loc cover needs to be included, or it may need to be updated to use as a basis for a replacement.
But even in these scenarios, we have a solution – and it’s called the Image-Loc process.
The Image-Loc process is an innovative method that allows us to determine the exact size needed for a replacement cover, even without the physical presence of the old one.
This process relies on high-quality images taken from various angles around your pool.
These photos capture crucial details like the pool’s shape, the anchors’ placement, and the surrounding features.
The Image-Loc process combines cutting-edge technology with our industry expertise to deliver the best possible solution for your pool.
It’s yet another way we ensure that even without an existing cover to guide us, we can still deliver a replacement cover that fits perfectly.
So, if your cover is missing, don’t worry. With the Image-Loc process, we’ve got you – and your pool – covered.
Image-Loc for Replacement Pool Cover – Measuring with anchor markers
Understanding the Image-Loc Process: A Detailed Guide
While the Image-loc process is a powerful tool in obtaining a perfect fit for your replacement pool cover, it requires careful preparation and execution to ensure accuracy.
Let’s dive into the details of how this innovative process works.
The foundation of the Image-Loc process lies in the set of high-resolution photos taken around your pool. These aren’t just photos but carefully planned shots that capture all the essential details needed to manufacture a seamless replacement cover.
- Marking Anchors: The first step is to mark all anchors with brightly colored vertical markers. Our Image-Loc kit comes equipped with orange cones designed for this purpose. If these are unavailable, you can use plastic cups filled with water to keep them steady. The aim is to ensure that the markers are visible and easily identified in the photographs.
- Angling the Camera: Capturing as many markers in each photo as possible is crucial. To do this, you need to angle the camera to encompass a wide view of the pool, ensuring all anchor markers are within the frame.
- Cover-On vs Cover-Off Image-Loc: Certain additional steps are necessary if a cover is on the pool during the Image-Loc process. The process can only accommodate covers remaining on the pool if no raised obstructions are within the anchor perimeter. The cover must be removed before taking Image-Loc photos if such obstructions exist. If the cover can remain on the pool, be sure to outline the pool using chalk to enhance visibility in photos.
- Placing Scales: Placing scales in front of the anchors is essential in the Image-Loc process. These scales ensure accurate measurements in the photographs, contributing to a perfect fit for your replacement cover. Be careful not to obscure or place the scales directly on strap locations, as this can interfere with accurate measurements.
When followed correctly, all the steps mentioned above will ensure a perfectly fitting replacement cover for your pool.
As we approach the pool closing season, it’s important to remember that early preparation is not only a matter of convenience but also a key aspect of maintaining the health and longevity of your pool.
An integral part of this preparation is ensuring your Loop-Loc cover is in its prime condition, protecting your pool from the elements as it hibernates over the cooler months.
As your trusted pool service partner, we are ready to assist you with a replacement Loop-Loc pool cover. Our team will ensure a smooth pool closing preparation.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need assistance with your Loop-Loc cover replacement.
With the right cover and care, you can ensure your pool remains a source of joy for many seasons.