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    winter cover & shrink wrap?

    In the Cincinnati area we can get winds that blow up the winter cover. I have heard that you can shrink wrap the cover to prevent this. Has any one tried this and will it work?

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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    We have used it here in Middle Tennessee for the past two years. I think it helps to keep the cover in place, we do not have a problem with leaves, etc. blowing up under the cover. We don't skimp on it, and buy the shrinkwrap made for outdoor use. Can't hurt to try it!
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    I have read on this site (sorry I don't remember by whom) and in an area where there are cold and freezing temps, the shrink wrap will become hard and has been said to fall off the pool. don't know how true this is, but it does make a bit of sense. Just adding my .02
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    Dora, I heard the same thing from someone at work who said that his shrink wrap came loose and did not really do much for him once our really cold N.E. Ohio winters hit. I am not sure if there is one type of wrap better than others or if this is a regional issue (based on temps and general weather conditions) but it sure disappointed my co-worker for sure.
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    http://globalpolysolutions.com/pallet-w ... -wrap.html

    there are some on this site that are UV stable, which is good if it's gonna be outside
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    Darn it Kevin - there goes my Saran Wrap idea - time to take all 50 cases back to the store
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    yes, should have worded it as stretch wrap and not shrink wrap. I was thinking of using industrial stretch wrap that is used in industry to contain product that is shipped. After reading the above comments maybe I will go around the pool a couple of times with Scotch Sealing tape over top of the stretch wrap to try to keep it in place?

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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    They make a big rubber band for the purpose of keeping the winter cover on an AGP. I don't know if it really works or not but it sounds neat.
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    The wrap we bought at the PS has not come loose the two years we have used it. I had also heard you have to use the wrap that is made for outside something about UV.
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    For those of you that cover your pool (I have to take mine down every fall UGH) has anybody tried the shrink wrap that they use for boats? Something like this: http://www.goestores.com/tabular.aspx?S ... 063&page=4
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    Re: winter cover & shrink wrap?

    I put the shrink wrap on the pool and then put the cover on. I also use an over size cover 24ft for a 21ft pool. This is the best combination. Even in strong winds the cover is very stable. I live in the country and the winds are strong. Before I did this my cover wouldn't last the winter, going on three years now. Oh I also use an inflatable pillow which seems to help with the wind also.
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