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    Recommendations for type and brand of winter safety cover

    We have a new pool and are needing a winter cover. I had no idea there were so many options or how expensive they were! We want a safety cover that screws into the concrete. We cannot go with a standard size because we have a swim out on one side. What kind and brand do you recommend? I have read several people saying that the micro mesh is better than the solid. Opinions please?
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    Re: Recommendations for type and brand of winter safety cover

    I recommend the highest version mesh cover of Merlin or Loop-Loc. Very similar.
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    Re: Recommendations for type and brand of winter safety cover

    Arctic Armor with the mesh panel. There will be a very dark spot right under the mesh panel, if you use all mesh that dark spot will be all over the pool.

    Besides, how is the cat supposed to enjoy his water bed with it all being mesh
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    Re: Recommendations for type and brand of winter safety cover

    Just for reference, my winter pool cover only touches the water when there is snow on it. Otherwise it's pretty tight. We lower our pool water about 16" below the coping. Then when the water level rises with rain/snow, we are sure to pump it down to keep it below the tile at all times until all danger of frozen water is gone to keep the waterline tile ice-free. The above picture looks like the water is maintained at a much higher level than I keep mine.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, SWCG, automation) View Our Build
    Coverstar automatic pool cover | StoneMakers concrete retaining wall and decking
    Spring 2013 Build | Dolphin Active 20 robot cleaner | Support TFP!

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    Re: Recommendations for type and brand of winter safety cover

    Yep, full but we had a really wet winter. I only drain mine about 6" anyhow.
    16 x 32 17500 gallons
    Vinyl in-ground
    Hayward 250# Sand Filter
    1 HP Pump
    Hayward SWG

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