Pool Cover Hardware: 5 Maintenance Tips (and When to Replace Parts)

Pool Cover Hardware: 5 Maintenance Tips (and When to Replace Parts)

Anchors, springs and collars are all important components of your pool cover hardware. Here are some tips on how to take care of them. By following these tips, you can ensure that your pool cover hardware will last for many years to come.

Inspect & Replace Parts as Needed


To keep your anchors in good condition, you should regularly check them for rust and corrosion. If you notice any signs of this, you can sand down the affected areas and repaint them, or simply replace the affected parts. Luckily, when using brass and stainless steel anchors, rust is highly unlikely to occur. In brass there is no iron in the chemical makeup of the product which is a key accelerator of rust in metals. In stainless steel added chromium used in the chemical makeup of the product to protect against rusting


It's important to check your springs for wear and tear regularly. If you notice any damage, you should replace the springs as soon as possible. Common signs of spring damage include overextensions or overcompression of the spring, and general warping of the material.


Collars can become worn over time from exposure to the sun and chemicals in the pool water. If you notice any damage, you should replace the collars. While collars are not a functional piece to a concrete anchor, they do serve a cosmetic enhancement purpose.

To keep your property in top shape, it’s important to winterize your pool properly and replace any hardware as needed

Other pool cover maintenance tips

  1. Inspect your pool cover for rips or tears. If you find any, be sure to patch them up or replace the cover entirely.
  2. Check all of the bolts and clasps that secure your pool cover. Make sure they are tight and not rusty.
  3. If applicable, lubricate the moving parts of your pool cover hardware, such as pulleys and winches. This will help them last longer and function more smoothly.
  4. Store your pool cover in a cool, dry place when not in use. This will help prevent it from developing mold or mildew.
  5. If you have any questions about your pool cover hardware or how to properly maintain it, consult a professional or the manufacturer's instructions.

Type, Size, and Aesthetics

When it comes to buying pool cover hardware, keep in mind that you'll need to understand what type of hardware you need. There are many different types of pool covers on the market, so you'll need to make sure you get the right hardware for your specific cover.

Looks can be very deceiving for certain parts. Many products such as collars and screws can be a fraction of an inch different but not be compatible. Even if you are able to make the part somewhat fit, it most likely will not fit snugly which will compromise the hardware if water or chemicals get inside your components.

Buying Hardware at Poolzilla

We carry a wide selection of pool cover hardware and accessories to meet your needs, and our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have. We offer competitive pricing relative to industry prices on all of our products, so you can be sure you're getting the best value for your money.

If you're ready to purchase pool cover hardware, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to helping you keep your pool in top condition!