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    cover support for weight of snow

    Hi
    so am covering the pool
    coping was built eons ago and edge is sharp so
    if snow then cover sags and can tear on the coping edge
    so put 2x4s underneath to support, is kinda crude, see pic
    anything more clever to support cover when burdened by wet snow?

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    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    I would suggest turning the 2x4's on the short side as they will be able to support more weight than if lying on the flat side.

    Can't say if this is a good thing to do, hopefully others will chime in to assist.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    good idea, they do sag but then
    corner would stick up and poke the cover but
    I could saw the corners off into a beveled end
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    just tried one on the narrow edge
    falls over, would need a support of some type, pain
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    Very nice view !!
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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    It is thank you but
    we bought the place in spite of the pool so as a newbie am wondering if the
    time for pool maintenance
    $$ for pool maintenance
    is offset by
    the stunning environment wherein to work and
    the grandbabies giggling in the pool and
    the fun challenge of pool management
    time will tell

    you guys are surely helpful
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    If you follow TFP methods of pool maintaince your pool will be low maintaince.
    Jeff
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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    If you follow TFP methods of pool maintaince your pool will be low maintaince.
    I think I am doing the TFP method

    but depends upon definition of "low"

    and for my newbie knowledge
    is this average, below average, above average

    1) check FC and pH in the AM every day (say 20" to get water, test, clean up, record in database)
    1a) add say 20" if something needs to be added to the water
    2) vac and bwash every Wed (say 2hrs) (bwash every week since pressure with the glass never rises)
    3) brush pool and hose off the deck every Thu (say 2hr)

    is that pool par?

    thank you
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    I think your doing a fine job ! A true BBB'er !!
    Jeff
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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    I think your doing a fine job ! A true BBB'er !!
    I do too (tee hee)

    (save for the time I left the property for a time with the bwash valve up)
    was exciting, lotsa water came out, pump was ok

    and the grandbaby giggles cannot be measured in minutes / dollar

    I wish there were a way to extend the use beyond Jun Jul Aug but
    Puget Sound is what Puget Sound is so must deal

    thanks again
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    Quote Originally Posted by engrav
    Hi
    so am covering the pool
    coping was built eons ago and edge is sharp so
    if snow then cover sags and can tear on the coping edge
    so put 2x4s underneath to support, is kinda crude, see pic
    anything more clever to support cover when burdened by wet snow?
    I have similar issues with my pool. I've been thinking about using "several" (probably at least 4 or so) of the huge blow up pillows that people use for AG pools. My only worry is that if they lose air or pop, will that cause more problems than if they weren't there in the first place... (All of the ones that I have seen have grommets, so I would keep them in place by tying them before putting the cover on).
    20 x 40 vinyl IG. SWG. Solar. Ikeric VS pump.

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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    Quote Originally Posted by engrav
    just tried one on the narrow edge
    falls over, would need a support of some type, pain
    not a pain. just cut some more 2 x4s about 2 feet long and screw one to each end of your braces to make a T shape on each end to keep them from falling over. you really need them up on their sides, they have virtually no strength laying flat, especially over that long of a span.

    if expecting a heavy snow load, i would have probably sprung for 2x6s. as they are a lot stronger... of course if its heavy enough snow it will rip your cover anyway soooo....

    my above ground cover support is made of 3/4 inch pvc and domes up. its more for rain runoff though...im not expecting much snow... but Oklahoma can surprise me sometimes... if it snows a lot, im sure it will fail. if it does, the next one i make will be out of wood.
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    Re: cover support for weight of snow

    got it, thanks
    IG under fir trees and one cherry surrounded by grass built in 1979, 30k, plaster, old Sta-Rite HRPB30, 4.9 sq.ft, 20 GPM/sq.ft., but with new glass, new (in 2012) 1 HP WhisperFlo one speed, new (in 2013) Rainbow tab chlorinator attached at the top, old Maxi-Flo Heat Exchanger MF-260, Burnham V7 oil heater 245 MBH, new (in 2012) Compool to Easytouch, Taylor K-2005 and TF-100.

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