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    Cover Collapsed :(

    Just looked outside in my backyard and this happened.. Yeah cover tore and ripped the aluminum guide rails right out of the concrete.

    My thought is it must have a leak or multiple leaks in the liner an/or the bottom drain line is broken underground. It was full when we closed it. I may try and submit this through my insurance. Id assume pool is partially covered under my policy. I will likely need:

    Liner
    Cover (solar and maybe mesh?)
    Concrete Repair since rails are ripped out

    Not sure why the previous owners replaced the mesh suspension with this other vinyl cover that glides on rails. Mesh would have likely still supported weight of snow even with water loss.



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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Wow that stinks

    As much snow as we have gotten, I doubt any cover would hold it. Generally, when it comes to covering where there is snow, the cover sits on the surface of the water so that it does not take up any snow load. It does look like you had a leak...with that said, I assume you drained the pool somewhat when you winterized but did the cover have any slack in it so that it would not have to hold the weight of the snow?
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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by linen View Post
    Wow that stinks

    As much snow as we have gotten, I doubt any cover would hold it. Generally, when it comes to covering where there is snow, the cover sits on the surface of the water so that it does not take up any snow load. It does look like you had a leak...with that said, I assume you drained the pool somewhat when you winterized but did the cover have any slack in it so that it would not have to hold the weight of the snow?
    Yeah.. the pool was mostly full when PB closed it.. so def a massive leak.. what's weird is there was no leak all summer long or even when we closed.

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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Man that really stinks.

    Wonder if some sort or low voltage radiant heating system could have been placed on top of the cover and turned on during large snow storms.

    Thinking something like a floor heating system or one they use on driveways.

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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Do you have an autofill?
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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by linen View Post
    Do you have an autofill?

    Nope

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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quotes came in and new liner and cover is going to run about $5k which is what I expected.. I am also going to be swapping out the cartridge filter for a Hayward S210T.

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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Sorry to see that happen.

    That is more snow on the ground then I could ever imagine.
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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshU View Post
    Sorry to see that happen.

    That is more snow on the ground then I could ever imagine.
    Really? lol. My hot tub is supposed to be delivered in 3 weeks. Its going in my sunroom, I think you can see it here. (pool is on the left)

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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Molson View Post
    Really? lol. My hot tub is supposed to be delivered in 3 weeks. Its going in my sunroom, I think you can see it here. (pool is on the left)

    Does not compute for a Texas boy.
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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy View Post
    Does not compute for a Texas boy.

    Just think of it this way, I pile all my pool water in one spot for winter storage.
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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy View Post
    Does not compute for a Texas boy.
    So I'm guessing you've probably never lost a vehicle in the snow and had to poke around with a stick to find it ?
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    Re: Cover Collapsed :(

    So I'm guessing you've probably never lost a vehicle in the snow and had to poke around with a stick to find it ?
    Here's my truck in the New Orleans version of snow:

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