When is a safety cover no longer safe?

While a safety cover lasts an average of 10-12 years, it is important to watch out for any signs that your safety cover is no longer safe and needs to be replaced. Here is what you need to look for:

  • The straps are starting to shred
  • The stitching is coming loose
  • The cover has noticeable holes (even small ones)
  • The cover material is showing signs of dry rot or being brittle
  • There's visual wear or deterioration in certain spots; worn areas are a hazard
  • There's signs that insects or rodents treating the cover like a buffet

Most of these early warning signs of cover damage can be avoided altogether with proper care and storage of your safety cover during the off-season. Check out our blog post on caring for your safety cover here!

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