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Folding A Pool Cover

How to Fold A Pool Cover?

Unveiling The Art of Pool Cover Folding


Unlock the secret to effortless pool cover folding with our straightforward guide. Learn essential tips and tricks for a hassle-free pool maintenance routine.



If you’re a proud pool owner in the Garden State, you know that maintaining your oasis is a year-round commitment. As winter approaches, ensuring your pool cover is properly folded and stored becomes crucial for its longevity and your peace of mind. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process with no-nonsense tips to keep your pool cover in top-notch condition.. 


Understanding the Importance of Proper Pool Cover Folding

Folding your pool cover might seem like a simple task, but doing it correctly can make a significant difference. Proper folding not only ensures easy installation when needed but also extends the lifespan of your cover, protecting it from wear and tear.

Moreover, New Jersey’s diverse climate can be challenging for pool owners. From snowy winters to hot summers, your pool cover is your first line of defense against the elements.


Steps to Folding A Pool Cover:

  • Clear the Deck: 

Before attempting to fold your pool cover, remove any debris or leaves that may have accumulated on top. A clean surface ensures that your cover stays in good condition and is easier to handle.

  • Gather your Tools

You don’t need a fancy toolkit for this task. Grab a pool cover pump, a soft brush or broom, and a large container for any water runoff. Simple, right?

  • Take it Slow

Start folding your pool cover slowly and methodically. Avoid abrupt movements, as this can lead to tears or damage. New Jersey’s colder temperatures can make the cover more brittle, so a gentle touch is key.

  • Pump It Up

Use the pool cover pump to remove any standing water on the cover. This step is crucial, especially during New Jersey’s wet seasons, as excess water can make folding a heavy and messy affair.

  • Brush off Debris

Gently sweep away leaves and debris with a soft brush or broom. Be mindful not to damage the cover in the process.

  • Enlist a Helping Hand

Folding a pool cover is often a two-person job. Pool covers can be bulky, and having an extra set of hands ensures a smoother folding process, especially if your pool is large. Enlist a friend or family member to make the process smoother and more efficient.

  • Divide and Conquer

Divide the pool cover into manageable sections. This not only makes folding more straightforward but also ensures an even distribution of weight. Fold the cover in these sections, working towards the center. This method minimizes the chance of creating air pockets and ensures a compact final result.

  • Choose the Right Storage Spot

Once folded, store your pool cover in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. New Jersey’s winters can be harsh, so finding a sheltered spot protects your cover from the elements.

  • Check for Repairs

Before stowing your pool cover away, inspect it for any tears or damage. Addressing these issues now ensures that your cover is ready to go when it’s time to unveil your pool again. Book a consultation with us today!


Mastering the art of folding your pool cover is a small yet crucial aspect of winterizing your pool. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your pool cover remains in top-notch condition, ready to protect your pool during the colder months. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the life of your pool cover and making the transition from summer to winter a breeze. Happy folding!


S&R Pool Covers and Liners is more than capable of assisting you with your pool project. Speak with our experts today!


Written by Shane Ferris 

S&R Pools, LLC

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