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    Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I've been looking at this cover http://www.poolsuppliessuperstore.co...ain-16203.html
    Just wondering if anyone on here has this cover and if its a good cover. I can't seem to find any reviews... help!!!
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    They work pretty well. The only real disadvantage is price and longevity. The product is essentially "home made" What I mean is they took an off the shelf winter cover (not a super heavy duty one either)

    They take the cover and slice in the down the middle then resew it with a band of mesh material in the middle
    Then they add some extra grommets to the cover edge and provide you with off the shelf rubber straps and conduit brackets

    Except for the actual cutting and sewing everything can be done yourself.

    Regardless the cover does work pretty well for about 3 years and then it will (at least in my case) start to mis-shapen and for puddles on the cover. The pool i tested it on was an oval and it might work better longer on a round pool.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Is there a cover you would recommend? I like the idea of this one, but I don't wanna spend that kind of money for the cover to only last three years.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I have that cover. I only used it in the early spring when the pool was put up. That was April 19. I left it on till the seed pods from a somewhat near by maple tree were all down. It worked well I thought. It let the rain water thru so there was no pumping off water from the cover, which to me was a plus.

    As for how long it will hold up time will tell. So far I like it, just for the reason it lets the water thru. It is a little pricey.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Thanks Jeff! Good post! I really like the cover and I take really good care of everything I own, so with that being said, hopfully that will help make it last longer. Does it let a lot of junk in the pool?
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    No. It doesn't let alot of junk in. You could also use the cover clips with it if you get a lot of high wind. I think I'm going to try them.

    I'm like you, I take care of everything I own. I think with some care it will last. The wind is what is hard on the covers, but I think the clips maybe a good thing.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Awesome! I was thinking the same thing with the clips, or even the plastic wrap around the edge of the cover. Thanks again Jeff!
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    No prob. Glad to help.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I would buy a really heavy duty winter cover and just use an automatic pump to keep the water off

    There is also this cover http://www.ezdraincover.com/

    which you could really make yourself using an above ground return line fitting in the middle of a good cover.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Well...I got the cover. I'm happy I have a brand new cover, but I really don't wanna cover my pool. I wish it could be summer all year long!
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I have this cover and like it. If you live in a windy area attach the felt with two sided tape or they will blow away and the cover will wear quickly.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I just ordered this cover. I hem and hawed as to this or a regular cover and new cover pump. Hope I did the right thing!
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Thanks for the suggestion No P In my ool! Linda1, I did the same thing and I'm happy went with this cover! I don't wanna cover my pool, but that's a whole other topic! Lol I want summer year round!
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I bought this cover and installed it last weekend. I'm pretty sure I did everything the instructions said, but the first time it rained the cover held water and sagged to pool water level which had been lowered 15". Now I'm not so sure what to do - leave it or maybe take it off and put some pillows under it to keep the cover above the water. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    I would try and put more water in the pool. I'm gonna cover my pool tomorrow. I'll let ya know how I make out.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Quote Originally Posted by rrub1
    I bought this cover and installed it last weekend. I'm pretty sure I did everything the instructions said, but the first time it rained the cover held water and sagged to pool water level which had been lowered 15". Now I'm not so sure what to do - leave it or maybe take it off and put some pillows under it to keep the cover above the water. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks
    I got my cover setup! This is what it looks like so far. Still playing with it. I wanna get it just right.[/IMG]


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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    it should be tight like a drum. You might have to move the strapping or lower the conduit clips to make it tighter.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    When I installed mine it virtually had no sag at all, but like I said earlier as soon as it rained it held water and sagged all the way down to the pool water level. Now its sitting there with about 4" of water on it. I really don't know what else I could have done. By looking at yours, Massimo, it looks like you'll have the same issue when it rains, but I hope you make out better than I did.

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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    You need to have this cover tight. The water will pool for a while, but it will drain into the pool. I use mine with an aqua door and am very pleased. Last spring I only had to add 4" of water to start the pool up.
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    Re: Above Ground Ultimate Covers with Mesh Drain

    Update on ultimate cover. I made the cover a lot tighter and it's been working great! We had some rain last night and the cover held up well. The key is making tight.


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