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    In-Ground winter covers

    I would like to be advise what kind of winter cover a should use: Mesh or Solid. Are the distance between the straps stander or they depend of the size of the pull.

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    Aug 2012
    NE Kansas

    Re: In-Ground winter covers

    The choice for type/kind depends on your preference/need.
    New pool owner as well so my knowledge is only based on reading. We have a mesh safety cover to keep the dogs and leaves out. We get alot of snow and rain so we went with mesh.

    Freeform covers have straps 30-36inches apart( mine are 34 and neighbors are 36) standard cover straps are up to 5 feet apart. I believe it depends on if it's a safety cover or just winter cover.

    Mesh cover allows ice, rain and snow to drain into the pool (plus some fine debris depending on weave tightness)
    Solid cover with mesh panel allows water, snow a place to drain into the pool but most debris is held out of pool.
    Solid cover without mesh keeps all liquid and debris out of pool but requires some form of pump to sit on the cover to drain away the liquid.

    First winter with the pool so not sure what it will look like this spring, have read that solid covers (properly balanced before closing) will require less work in the spring for opening.
    Ron- Kansas. IG fiberglass, Riviera 30 Freeform 13600 gallons,
    EasyTouch 4 w/IC20 SWCG, Pentair Whisperflo 1hp, 2 speed 220 pump, Hayward ProGrid 4820 DE filter using Eco Klean instead of DE, 2 Savi Melody 12v 5 color LEDs, Raypack 266k btu millivolt heater, Arctic Armour Mesh custom safety cover (Total self Install) TF-100 test kit w/Magic stir.

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