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    Winter cover for Above Ground pool

    I have a 24ft round pool. Where is the best place to get a quality winter cover without breaking the bank?
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
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    Re: Winter cover for Above Ground pool

    I know some people on this site don't cover at all in the winter. I didn't cover my AG pool the last couple years I had it. No problems, and didn't have to wrestle with the cover in the spring.
    Theresa and/or Gary

    Complete DIY: 20x40' rectangle. Resin walls, vinyl lined. 33000 gallons. Full width steps. 8' deep. Diving board, slide. Hayward pro series super pump, sand filter. Raypack 336K BTU heater. Main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, 2 amerilite lights with quick change lens Aquamatic auto cover and a partridge in a pear tree.
    Breaking our backs in the hopes that one of our six kids will care for us when we are old ;)

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    Re: Winter cover for Above Ground pool

    I didn't cover mine either last year. I will this year though because just about every week, I was constantly fishing out debris and leaves. I think it's more work to leave it uncovered. Another issue was early Spring. Pollen was also too much hassle prior to opening and starting for the season. My plan is to leave it covered til late May then start then.

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    Re: Winter cover for Above Ground pool

    I've done both the covered and the uncovered and it's definitely better to cover it in MY case. I have to deal with tons of leaves and it's a lot more of a pain vacuuming them out of the pool than blowing them off the cover.
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    Re: Winter cover for Above Ground pool

    Anyone have a suggestion as where to acquire the best cover for the best price online?
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: Winter cover for Above Ground pool

    I usually shop around and buy the one that is the least expensive. Lately I have found items on Amazon.com to be less expensive than almost anywhere. Sometimes the items are even shipped directly from a store that had a higher price to shop directly from.
    24ft AGP 52in deep ~13,500 gal
    Hayward Sand Filter 250 lbs
    SWG
    1.5 HP pump

    425 gal stand alone QCA Hot Tub 15-20 yrs old

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