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    What is this for?

    I just moved into this house/pool.
    This was sitting on the deck next to the pool.
    Any theories on what it's for?
    I'm guessing it is related to the pool cover.
    It is made from particle board...not the most water resistant material


    The pool wasn't closed this winter.

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    Re: What is this for?

    I suspect it was a float to keep the center of the cover from sagging into the water. You're looking at it upside down.
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    Re: What is this for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I suspect it was a float to keep the center of the cover from sagging into the water. You're looking at it upside down.
    I suspect Richard is right, even if my first thought was a floating table to hold drinks in the pool.
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    Re: What is this for?

    Looks like something I wouldn't want in my vinyl pool!
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    Re: What is this for?

    I like JVs idea though.
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    Re: What is this for?

    Makes sense...THANKS

    And the idea of that stuff disintegrating into the water seems like a bad move.

    I'll be researching before next winter as to whether we will close the pool.
    An old local pool company here said their customers are about 50/50 on just keeping them open all winter.
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