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    22' Winter Cover

    Yeah, so I bought a 22' round AGP because it was such a better deal price wise. Well I can't find anyone who makes a decent cover for a 22' pool and the one that came with it certainly isn't going to cut it as it isn't even really a winter cover and is already getting small tears. So, what size cover do I buy? I know a 24' will certainly fit and with some straps I could secure it but would be a good bit of extra material. Do you think I could stretch a 21' instead? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Re: 22' Winter Cover

    I would get a 24' cover, and keep about 12 bleach bottles from the summer's chlorine treatments to hang from the grommets (filled 1/2 way with water) to keep it tight across the top of the pool.

    Stretching a cover is a recipe for disaster... as any plastic gets stretched, it gets thinner, and will result in tearing, especially with the weight of snow, and ice added to the equation.
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    Re: 22' Winter Cover

    I'd say it depends on the cover and what you do to winterize.

    The cover I bought is designed to lay on the water surface, even when it freezes. Since I drain my pool down below the lowest plumbing hole in the side, I need a cover that comes down the outside a foot or so, over the top rail, and down the inside to the lowered water level.

    My 20' pool needed about a 25' cover, and I could have gone bigger.

    I don't have to worry about pillows or keeping water/snow/ice off of a suspended top either, which is nice.
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    Re: 22' Winter Cover

    Thanks for the quick feedback, I think I will go with a 24' winter cover. Also thanks for the bleach bottle solution, good repurposing.

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