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    high wind pool cover options

    Hey all,

    Well my pool cover just blew off yet again, even though I had bleach bottles with water tied about every 4 feet. We are in an extremely high wind area and I am now under the impression that there is nothing that can keep on our pool cover in our extreme winds.

    With that being said, what are my options for another cover type? Mesh? My concern there is that will it keep the sun out? My main concern is not leaves, but sun eating the chlorine.

    Is it possible to just go with no cover?

    Thanks!

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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Usually, keeping about 1" of water on the cover will hold it down enough even in high winds.
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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Take a look at this thread.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ter-Pool-Cover. 😎
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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Look at www.hurricaneabovegroundpoolcovers.com . We have been using themfor two years and it is the first cover that I have ever installed on an abg pool and felt safe enough to walk on. They are guaranteed to stay on in 60 mph winds. I ave a customer on top of a hill with no protection from the wind within 1/4 mile and it has stayed put.
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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Thanks so much, I didn't know something like that existed.

    It looks heavy duty... the biggest one they have is 33', and my pool is 30', think that is long enough?

    Also, most of the pictures looks like the pool has a smooth outside wall. I have posts that stick out quite a lot from the wall, every few feet. A plastic lip also sticks out at the top, and under that lip its not directly connected to the pool between the posts, so air flows under the lip and can get under the cover. Think that will be an issue?

    The sand/water tube around the outside seems like it would be enough weight (although I also though a bleach bottle every 4 feet would be enough weight), but I still worry about the air getting under the cover. Its like my pool outside wall was specifically designed to get wind under the cover :/

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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Could you post a pic of your pool for us ? 😎
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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk View Post
    Could you post a pic of your pool for us ? ��
    Yep, thanks, stay tuned!

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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Kick order it for the size of your pool. You will be fine. Don't order a 33' cover it will not fit right, order the drain kit that is a must.
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    Re: high wind pool cover options

    Thanks all!

    So I took a picture of the pool only to realize that I was wrong about the wind being able to get in under the plastic. When I looked earlier, the ice was pushing up the plastic on the sides of the pool (see my other post), this was causing a gap so wind could get under the plastic.

    Looking today, with no ice, the plastic sits flush with the top of the pool, so very little air could get in under there.

    Thanks for the cover suggestion! I think it should work well, and I'll give it a try in the fall!

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