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Thread: Automatic Cover - Should I cover this cover during winter?

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    Apr 2013
    Parma / Michigan

    Automatic Cover - Should I cover this cover during winter?

    First of all thank you for answering my posts! Although we are new pool owners, you have given our family a sense of confidence.

    We have installed an automatic cover, which as you know, was very expensive. Although it can be used as a winter cover, I am thinking about protecting it throughout the winter.

    I have heard of people using a standard tarp with water bags, but I would like to brainstorm a few more ideas. Has anyone done this?

    One of my ideas may be considered overkill, but I have always been that type of person. I am thinking about buying or making a steel tube / canvas structure that can carry a snow load. It would look like a carport without sides. I think a dome shape would be pretty cool. Basically I just need something to keep water, snow, ice and leaves off my cover!

    What do you think?


    Dave (Michigan)

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    Oct 2009
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Automatic Cover - Should I cover this cover during winte

    You could also use a standard winter cover, like a loop-loc or similar. But, by the time you do that, you've probably already paid for a replacement of the vinyl!
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