Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Question for next spring

  1. Back To Top    #1
    Piper Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Bartlesville, OK
    Posts
    200

    Question for next spring

    This summer for what ever reason it was like autumn everyday. As fast as I could clean the pool from leaves they were back. It started around July. All neighbors trees. Anyways the cover that came with pool has never worked properly. Is there anything any of you would recommend that would be better for a cover and easy enough for one person to put on and off. All I was thinking of was a tarp, but in past it was so hard to keep it attached. And then if it would rain the tarp would sink.
    Thanks in advance
    Mike
    Intex ultra frame 26'x52" above ground pool
    Intex ultra 18'x46" above ground pool retired

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    8,998

    Re: Question for next spring

    Were you using a full solid cover,-------or just a leaf net. I'd go with a much lighter leaf net myself.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Piper Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Bartlesville, OK
    Posts
    200

    Re: Question for next spring

    The first one was the cover that came with the pool with holes on the top, but no matter what I did it would always end up in the pool. It was also very difficult to put on by myself. The second was a normal tarp. That one was hard to get fasten down. And when it rained it ended up in bottom of pool. My uncle had an in ground pool and he had a cover on a roller and would in the evenings just roll t across his pool. It was great. All the leaves this summer really took the fun out of having the pool that's why I'm asking. And if the kids would jump in before I got home they would cause the leaves to fall to the bottom. The leaves also caused the chemicals in pool to not work like previous years. Just wanted to think ahead and thought maybe some of you have some good ideas.
    Mike
    Intex ultra frame 26'x52" above ground pool
    Intex ultra 18'x46" above ground pool retired

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Augusta, Kansas
    Posts
    88

    Re: Question for next spring

    You might look at using a leaf net. It isn't solid but is instead a mesh thus the rain passes through yet the leaves for the most part stay on the net. As far as ease of removal. Well to remove took two people as our pool is a rectangle and it was just easier for the two of us to grab one end and walk to the other together gathering it all up.
    Diane

    15,000 salty gallons - 24' x 12' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame Pool
    Intex Sand Filter, Pump, SWG - TF-100 and speed stir

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Piper Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Bartlesville, OK
    Posts
    200

    Re: Question for next spring

    Thanks. I will look into this
    Intex ultra frame 26'x52" above ground pool
    Intex ultra 18'x46" above ground pool retired

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    4,615

    Re: Question for next spring

    Do you have room for a solar cover with a reel?

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Piper Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Bartlesville, OK
    Posts
    200

    Re: Question for next spring

    I have an above ground pool, but thought about trying to figure out a way to make a reel with a cover. I was hopi g someone on here has already done this in the past and has some good tips
    Intex ultra frame 26'x52" above ground pool
    Intex ultra 18'x46" above ground pool retired

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Northern IL
    Posts
    4,615

    Re: Question for next spring

    Yea, I was hoping you had a deck...

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Piper Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Bartlesville, OK
    Posts
    200

    Re: Question for next spring

    id like to get a bit better ag pool before I built a deck
    Intex ultra frame 26'x52" above ground pool
    Intex ultra 18'x46" above ground pool retired

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •