We live in Southern Ontario and we do get real Winter here!!! We ripped our original winter cover this spring during pool opening. The original cover was a Vinyl Lock-in style cover. I believe it was the original cover to the pool , which we guess is from the mid 1970's !!! We have only lived in this house 4 years and this is our first pool. The cover did not fit well, always had an extra 6 inches of material left over when installing , I would normally fold the extra over and secure it. It also had several pin holes in it and by the spring there would be A lot of water on top of it!!! Now we are looking at replacement covers and ideas. It is a right hand L shaped pool 16 x32 deep end (long part of the L) and 12x12 shallow end (small part of the L) We are looking at either getting a new Lock-in Vinyl Cover ($$$$) , using 2 tarps 16x32 and 12x24 with some type of bridge across the shallow end ($$) or not covering it at all (free) . I would still blow out the lines and do everything else to prepare the pool for winter. I am looking for the pro and con of the Tarp technique as well as the pro and con of not covering it at all!!!
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