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    Jun 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Micro Mesh cover question

    Hi All,

    I have a new winter cover this year for my 27' above ground pool. It's a micromesh envirocover. It came with a metal winch and cable to fix it. I drained down my water to about 6" below my return. I installed the cover and the cable sits just under the top rails. The instructions say the cover is supposed to be pulled tight so that the cover does not sit on the water. I don't understand how to achieve this. Every time I pull the cover down around the outside, the cable slides back up again.

    I have a deck around 70% or so of the pool, so I was thinking about pulling the cover onto the deck and screwing it down. But I was worried this would put pressure on the opposite side of the pool.

    Another post said if I can't get the cover above the water level, it would act like a giant teabag with leaves sitting in the water and I would have a mess in the spring. I'm at a loss. Does anyone have any tips?

    Thank you
    17100 Gallon round above ground pool, 27' diameter
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
    SWG for Chlorine
    Cartridge filter, 2hp pump
    Located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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    May 2012
    Montville NJ

    Re: Micro Mesh cover question

    Are you using a float under the cover ? Get a big one, it helps a lot. A barrel would be even better. 27' is a long distance to keep a cover out of the water just by stretching it.

    27' is also an odd sized pool (I know, I have one too). I have found that most of the time a 27' cover is really a 28' cover, so it has a lot over overlap on the sides. You can try hanging weights (jugs filled with sand / water) in the spots that you don't have a deck, and you can fasten it to the deck as well (I don't know about screwing it down, maybe bungee cords to the underside of the rim joist.

    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hard plumbed Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump (Got a new one June 2015)
    Filered 4 hours per day (on a timer)
    Pentair Aqualuminator - now working - and now dead once again, this time for good.
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