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    Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Just finished new pool (IG vinyl, True L shaped with spillover spa, paver patio and coping)

    Finally finished this nightmare project and already need to think about ordering a cover to close it in a few weeks - how depressing!!

    Any types/brands to stay away from? Things to ask?

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts!



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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by seniorpgatour View Post
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    +1 on the loop loc
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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406 View Post
    +1 on the loop loc
    +2 on the LoopLoc- Have mine for 9 years and it looks new
    Why closing so soon?
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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Loop Loc. Going on 3 years. I went solid with mesh drains- highly recommend. You'll need a pump like a wayne automatic to keep on a step to keep the water level from getting too high through the winter. Or you can go all solid and keep a pump on top of the cover.

    Order now, it takes 4-6 weeks to get one made and you're coming into the busy season. Your local dealer with visit and take a zillion measurements then place the order for you. You can have it installed when you close the pool.

    I like the cover so much, I cover the pool when the leaves start dropping, but keep the pump running until water temp is solid below 60, then I "close" the pool. Same in the spring- when water is 60, fire up the pump, get water balanced, and leave cover on until the trees stop dropping pollen.
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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Thanks everyone - sounds like Loop Loc is very strong! EVC will stay open as long as possible but figured it might take a month or two to get it made.


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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Ok - PB is recommending Latham Coverstar - pricing is coming in similar to the LoopLoc quotes I have from other companies. Any preference? Any experience with Coverstar? Thinking if I go with PB there are fewer people to chase down with any problems

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    So why is your PB recommending Coverstar? Is it only because its the one he's most familiar with? Does he know anything about LoopLoc? These would be questions I'd ask.
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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Does anyone have any experience with these covers and paver decks? One PB we've interviewed said the covers make a mess of pavers. Every other PB said it is fine.

    What's the truth?

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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Went with LoopLoc and looks great


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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Did you get your PB to go with Loop Loc?
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    Re: Any advice on pool cover in NJ

    Looks great! It is interesting to see how the snow takes the cover down to the water level. Looks like they reinforced the inside corners well which will be needed due to the stress from the snow load.

    Your decking also looks beautiful. We went with a Merlin cover and I'm convinced the top tier brands will all perform well. Ours will go on next week for winter number 3.
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