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Thread: Hard cover walk on winter cover?

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    Hard cover walk on winter cover?

    Some one needs to figure this out. I would pay a couple grand for one. Fiberglass or something light weight and strong. Modular, like 22 ft by 4 ft or something? Anybody heard of such a thing. I know companies install portable plexiglass ones for weddings and what not but I want one that i can keep, set up myuself each winter, and be able to use it like any other deck.

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    Re: Hard cover walk on winter cover?

    Fiberglass you could walk on at thoses dimension would be heavy! You'd need a grid and many support posts. You design points in a new pool build to support the weight and not damage the pool like maybe how they do umbrella holders. Take hours to assemble I'd bet....
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    Re: Hard cover walk on winter cover?

    Would be more to the tune of 10 grand. That would be an elaborate system and almost need a crane due to weight to assemble
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    Re: Hard cover walk on winter cover?

    Aren't the regular black safety covers 5-10 grand? I can't imagine what something that would be strong enough to be regularly walked on would cost.

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    Re: Hard cover walk on winter cover?

    The issue is the span length and the though that you could never be certain the whole bridge wasn't overloaded with a bunch of people. For a 22' span, we're talking some serious I-beams. Aluminum truss might work if the load was distributed with poles or, in a pinch, foam floats.
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