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    Chicago Il

    first time closing a pool

    This is my first time closing a pool for the winter. I added all the closing chemicals. dropped about 3-4 in below skimmer. put air pillow in and put cover on. just wondering if it looks okay. It seems that most pics i see of other peoples doesnt seem that the cover sits so low in the pool
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    new to permanent pool used to set up temporary intex pools every year

    15ft round
    hayward 1-1/2 hp cartridge filter/pump
    using vision pro mineral cartridge that came with it for now

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    Re: first time closing a pool

    Those pics are hard to look at being sideways. I am new to most of this but I am pretty sure you need more pillows in there with the cover pulled tighter. From what I have read the cover shouldn't be in contact with the water. I am closing mine today myself. Last year I used one pillow on an 18' pool. This year I am adding another so I will have 2 4x4' pillows. I use chlorine bottles filled with water and rv antifreeze to weight down the cover all the way around (tied to the cover). I am also going to add a leaf net this year so I can keep the leaves removed until they all fall. It was nasty this spring and almost ruined my cover. Good Luck!
    Dennis in Central Indiana
    Pool owner for 4 seasons. 18 x 52 (7000 gallons) Intex Metal Frame pool. Hayward S210T93S Sand Filter and Pump (1 1/2 HP) w/ in wall skimmer. Taylor K2006 test kit w/speed stir.
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