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    cannot keep winter cover on OGP

    I have an OBG pool with poly up rights that curve up and out to the edge of the top plate. I tried the covers that use the cable that weaves in and out of each grommet winched as tight as possible without breaking the winch. Even used shrink wrap around the outside edge of the cover and had the cover still blow off ripping the gromets out of the cover. The pool water level was just below the pump return. There was water on top of the cover but it all just moves in the direction of the wind. I live in SW Ohio and do not believe I have any more severe wind that anyone else.

    How do you keep Your OBG pool cover on? Is a cover really worth all the cost and effort?

    Would there be any harm to the pool liner if I just left off the coever? I know it would be more work in the spring if the cover was just left off.

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    Re: cannot keep winter cover on OGP

    OGP = ?
    AGP and IGP I understand.

    AGP = Above Ground Pool... does OGP stand for On Ground Pool?
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    Re: cannot keep winter cover on OGP

    Yes, stand corrected - sorry for the confussion and my poor typing

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    Re: cannot keep winter cover on OGP

    Quote Originally Posted by jcweis1
    Yes, stand corrected - sorry for the confussion and my poor typing
    LOL - I figured I was missing some nuance and there was a valid distinction. No worries!
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: cannot keep winter cover on OGP

    We have terrible winds here in western Pa. and I found that hanging bleach bottles half full of water from the grommets of the cover worked the best for me. It will bellow up in strong winds, but has never blown off. I think I have about 30 bottles attached to the cover.
    30 ft. round Conquest agp, 19,800 gal; Pentair Easy Clean 1 hp DE EC60 filter system
    Hayward H250N gas heater; TF100 Test Kit
    2 Fafco 4x20 sunsaver solar bear solar panels
    Dolphin E 10 ~ Zoomerang slide
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