Can You Make a Swimming Pool Cover from a PVC Tarpaulin?
Yes, I am sure that you can make it absolutely. It’s going to take a little of work from measurement to coating, hardware installations in more, but if you fancy yourself as a DIY warrior, it won’t be too much of a hassle.
If you can use a sewing machinery, and a hole punch, and drive some tent stake into the ground, then you’re ready to go. It’s not going to look as nice as a premade swimming pool cover, but we are all about functions over the flair, so let’s get into it and will show you what you need to know.
How Long Does a PVC Tarpaulin Pool Cover Last?
If used and maintain properly, you can enjoy your swimming pool cover for about ten years, or even longer. It all depends on how well you do when you make it in your first place, and how you use and maintain it over the years.
Although your swimming pool cover is designed to deal with a lot of stress and functions, it doesn’t mean you can toss it around, otherwise you’ll degrade it very fast.
The one who tricks that you can do to prolong the life of your swimming pool cover is actually to recoat it once every two to three years.
When you look at the cost of a traditional swimming pool cover, you’re looking at 4900 or even more.
However, when you do it by yourself with a PVC Tarpaulin, you will just spend less than a quarter of that. You can buy it in the convenience, but you would not be here right now if you all think about convenience, now would you?
Use a new coating on it every three or four years, and by the time a decade rolls around, you may have spent about 30% of the cost of a new swimming pool cover between your initial build, and the chemicals to continue its maintenance to prolong its life.
What Kind of PVC Tarpaulin Should You Buy?
Well you know, there are a lot of options which are available. We have several sizes available in most tarp materials, from 8’ x 10’ up to 100’ x 100’.
Once you know the measurements of your swimming pool opening, it’s just a matter of finding a PVC Tarpaulin material in the right size which you can turn into a swimming pool cover.
Most of the commercial swimming pool covers are made out of PVC coated tarpaulin. The costs vary depending on what materials you will choose, and also depending on the current supply and demand, one material may be cheaper than the other one. So it all depends.
If you are going to buy a premade swimming pool cover, you can almost bet you will go to PVC Tarpaulin above everything else. PVC Tarpaulin is built strong, because it’s essentially the same as the one of the most durable, cheap building materials on the earth.
On this regard, you’re going to see me mention PVC Tarpaulin to make awnings, tents, and all kinds of covers left and right in all of our guides. It’s really a very good material.
Since PVC Tarpaulin is inexpensive and easy to be handled with a sewing machine, it’s just the right material I would recommend for creating your DIY swimming pool cover. However, there is another that we didn’t cover, and that’s the mesh.
PVC Tarpaulin is coated to be completely waterproof, but flexible enough at the same time.
Debris doesn’t go into the pool, the rain doesn’t go into the pool, but there is no big pressure being built up inside of your swimming pool, either. It’s flexible, mildew proof, and anti-UV.
Unisign is special in swimming pool PVC tarpaulin. We can proudly say that with Unisign, you can get the best quality pool PVC coated tarpaulin, at the most reasonable price. Our state-of-the-art technologies are designed to produce the best material, at a price that everyone can afford. If you have any needs, feel free to get in touch with us.
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