Covering a pool with an inexpensive cover can save you a lot of time cleaning your pool. It can also help hold in some heat for heated pools during the winter months.
PVC pipe pool covers are not that hard to make. You can pick up all the supplies from your local hardware store and can have you pool covered in no time.
Measure the width and length of your swimming pool with a measuring tape. Add a total of 6 inches to each measurement to allow the PVC pipe pool cover to sit flat on the ground around the swimming pool.
Cut the pieces of 1-inch PVC pipe for the width of the pool. You want one piece to be used every 10 feet in spacing. For example, if the pool was 60 feet long, then use 6 pieces to cover the area from one end of the pool to the other end.
Lay a tarp out over the PVC frame. The tarp can be slightly larger in width and length than the frame you built.