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Thread: Winter cover color

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    May 2012
    Northern Connecticut

    Winter cover color

    Does it matter what color my winter cover is? I have a new in ground pool and the PG wants to know if I want blue, green or tan. It is gonna be one of those covers an elephant can stand on.


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    Re: Winter cover color

    Never needed one, but I can only imagine it is personal preference ... maybe tan would blend better with the deck?
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    Broken Arrow, OK (Tulsa)

    Re: Winter cover color

    Oddly enough, I just today received a quote from a local pool company for a Loop-Loc cover for our this is fresh in my mind.

    We were quoted a $250 upcharge if we wanted blue, black, gray, or tan....the standard color is green.

    Even though they're more costly, I'm going to go with a solid Ultra-Loc cover & pump, as I really don't want any rainwater getting in the pool over the winter. (LOL...this could be read by some as "I don't want to think about the pool over the winter!"). From what I've read here, a solid cover can make the pool opening in the spring easier (depending on how early the pool is opened).
    16 x 31, Approx. 12,000 Gal Freeform IG pool; Flagstone coping; Quartzscapes Super Blue plaster finish; Tanning ledge w/2 bubblers; 1 HP Pentair Whisperflo pump, Pentair sand filter; (2) Pentair Intellibrite LEDs w/controller; Easytouch8 w/IC-40 SWG; Salt finish concrete decking.

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    Jun 2012

    Re: Winter cover color

    Color really doesn't matter. Typically the greens, blues and tans are more color fast than the grays or blacks.

    The real issue is your climate. And there are many pro's and con's. I prefer the dense mesh covers, as I don't like to rely on cover pumps. That said, if you open too late (or close too early) the mesh covers can lead to more algae problems in the spring. But really, nothing that a heavy duty chlorine treatment and an extra vacuuming or two won't solve.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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