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    Pool Cover

    Guys, military says I have to move to California for two years to go to grad school so we'll be renting my house out while were gone. After speaking with a couple prospective property managers they highly recommended purchasing a safety cover to protect against liability issues. We've had the pool for a couple years and always left it over during the winters here in southeastern Virginia. Any insight on what to get? I don't want to break the bank but I do want it to be nice and last a while. I'll be responsible for opening and closing the pool and the tenants will be responsible for everything in between in the lease. Pool builder suggest a Merlin Mesh ( that's what the sell), supply store is pushing GLI and of course Loop-Loc is always on the mind. I do plan on coming back and living here with my family once I graduate. We get quite a few leaves from the neighbors yard in the winter and pollen is an issue in early spring. In just the quick research that i've done, has anyone installed there own after they've had it professionally measured? I'm not super handy but it doesn't look that involved but what do I know; looks like I might be able to save 6-700 dollars if I were to do it myself. I appreciate any insight you can provide.

    18.5x22x40 Lazy L
    Whisperflo Pump 1HP 2 speed
    30,000 gallons
    Hayward Aqua Logic Controller plus
    Cartridge Filter

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    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Erie pa

    Re: Pool Cover

    I have a gli mesh safety cover , works fine no problems
    16x32 vinyl ig with foxguard steel walls,gli liner ,hayward de filter,hayward heatpro heat pump,hayward colorlogic 4.0 led.pentair circular weir skimmers.hayward sharkvac xl robot,gli mesh cover.polk atrium speakers,sonos music system.erie pa.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Noblesville, IN

    Re: Pool Cover

    I had our safety cover professionally measured by the pool store where we bought it. It was delivered to my house and I installed it in 2-3 hours with my dad's help. Very much a DIY project. The only "special" tool you might need are a hammer drill with a specific masonry bit. Neither should be hard to find and both are substantially less than the labor of a professional install. My only (very minor) regret is that some of the holes we drilled are an inch or two off. This is completely invisible in the summer when the cover is off and probably only noticible by me in the winter when the cover is on. It only means a couple of the straps aren't exactly perpindicular to the cover. Again, likely only obvious to me.
    32K in ground vinyl pool installed in the early 1990s
    1.5 HP Centurion pump installed in the September of 2012, replaced under warranty in August of 2013
    2.6 SF Hayward sand filter - age unknown but looks pretty new
    Jandy AE-TI heat pump - age unknown but looks new and works great
    Caretaker in-floor cleaning system - works, but not well....on my list of things to work on.
    Aqua-rite SWG - new in about 2006, T-15 cell replaced in summer of 2012

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