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    Solid safety pool cover

    I need to replace my GLI solid safety pool cover, I had a car drive into my pool. Any suggestions on what I should use, the existing one was 7 years old.
    Pool size 20' x 40'
    In ground
    Vinyl liner
    SWG mineral springs bio guard w/GLX cell-15
    Pent air pump 1 hp 1.65 SF

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    First scoop the car out with a leaf net. Then any manufacturer should be able to make a new cover but the original manufacturer should have the pattern on file. If you go to a new manufacturer, then you would need to either send back the old cover or send A-B measurements of the cover and anchors.

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    It's a basic 20 x 40 with center step. Is one brand better than others?
    Pool size 20' x 40'
    In ground
    Vinyl liner
    SWG mineral springs bio guard w/GLX cell-15
    Pent air pump 1 hp 1.65 SF

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    First scoop the car out with a leaf net.
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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    Loop-Loc is good, but expensive. Most manufacturers are pretty good. Even though it's a basic cover, the straps might not have the same spacing.

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjpadden View Post
    I had a car drive into my pool.\
    I'm sensing a story here. What happened? Is everyone OK? Any damage other than to the pool cover?

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    If you were happy with GLI, then they might be the best choice. Just check with them on the spacing so that the new cover matches exactly. If the cover held up well during the incident, maybe GLI would be willing to barter for the story and pictures. They can put it in their marketing.

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    All good he ran through the neighbors yard through our fence going about 50 mph and went airborne into the pool. He said his ankle hurt, probably from pushing the gas pedal.
    Pool size 20' x 40'
    In ground
    Vinyl liner
    SWG mineral springs bio guard w/GLX cell-15
    Pent air pump 1 hp 1.65 SF

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    How did the cover hold up?

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjpadden View Post
    All good he ran through the neighbors yard through our fence going about 50 mph and went airborne into the pool. He said his ankle hurt, probably from pushing the gas pedal.
    And no damage to the pool or decking itself? Wow!
    Wendy
    1980s 20x40 in-ground beast, 36K gallons, 4' - 8', vinyl liner, Sand Dollar sand filter, two skimmers, bottom drain, three returns
    TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Solid safety pool cover

    Should I look to buy a cover from a dealer or shop on line. Any suggestions on brand?
    Pool size 20' x 40'
    In ground
    Vinyl liner
    SWG mineral springs bio guard w/GLX cell-15
    Pent air pump 1 hp 1.65 SF

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