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Thread: Best cover for 18x33 aboveground with full deck?

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    Best cover for 18x33 aboveground with full deck?

    I am closing my pool for the first time and want to buy a good/easy to install cover. It measures 18'x33' inside dimensions....also has a full flush deck all the way around with railings. It previously had a cheap rectangle tarp/cover with many different length ropes tying it to the railings and water weight bags all around the edge with a ball underneath. What is a decent cover? Thanks. Dave

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    Re: Best cover for 18x33 aboveground with full deck?

    How wide is the deck?
    What is it made of?

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    Re: Best cover for 18x33 aboveground with full deck?

    I guess the deck wraps around one end of the pool (about 6 feet before it steps up about a foot and then goes another 10 feet.....on the one side it is about 8 feet to the edge....only 3/4 the length or so. The entire pool has a 2 foot flush aluminum deck around the whole perimiter. Dave

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    Re: Best cover for 18x33 aboveground with full deck?

    A tarp cover with water bags is what I suspect is best here. The decking won't hold anchors for a safety cover. The torque of the spring on the anchor would likely pull the anchor out, especially with a snow load.

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    Re: Best cover for 18x33 aboveground with full deck?

    Turbo, welcome to TFP!!

    They make safety cover anchors that 'clip' onto the outside edge of AG aluminum decks. Unfortunately, I have no idea who makes them nor how to get them However, these little clips have standard brass, screw up anchors and seem to have worked well on the 3 pools I've seen them on.

    Just a thought
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