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Thread: mesh safety cover

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    rlefig's Avatar
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    Apr 2013
    Reading, MA

    mesh safety cover

    Good day, its time to close the pool up here in Massachusetts and we need a new cover. So I am thinking of graduating from the good old tarp and water bags to a nice safety cover. Our pool is an old free form gunite and I am submitting 4 requests for quotes with all the measurements and all.

    Any other recommendations?

    Any vendors that folks use often?



    It is a sad time of year
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool ave depth 5.5, maybe 19000 Gallons
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Jul 2014
    Howell, New Jersey

    Re: mesh safety cover

    You basically have to shop around to see who will give you a fair price. The only concern is that you really never know the actual quality of what the material is made of. The warranties are easy to figure out, etc. I have a solid tarp (does not look pretty), but very inexpensive.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Dec 2009
    Virginia Beach, VA

    Re: mesh safety cover

    Try PoolCenter. I bought my custom Merlin SmartMesh cover from them for like $1500. I remember they gave me quite a few quotes for different covers they sold (Merlin, HPI, GLI, Loop-Loc) and their prices were WAY better than anyone else. I really like my Merlin cover and recommend it and PoolCenter. The only down side is you will have to do a diagram and measure like 200 points on your pool to get a custom cover. I did this and it took me a good couple of hours but it was worth it because of the money I saved and the quality of the cover I received. Plus they designed it so it connected to the anchors I was already using from my last safety cover.

    Only issue is you may have waited a bit later than you should have. It will take a while to get the cover quoted and manufactured to your specs. You may need an interim solution until you get your new cover.

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    Oh yeah - online is the way to go. The local guys wanted twice as much. I guess it costs a lot to take measurements and install a cover once.....
    30,000 Gallon Inground, Vinyl Liner
    DE Filter & Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair Legend Platinum w/ PB4 Booster

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