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Thread: Inground vinyl- winter closing with mesh safety cover

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    Inground vinyl- winter closing with mesh safety cover

    I know we are looking at summertime....but I have some general questions about closing this fall. Our builder said we should balance our chemicals, put the mesh cover on and run the pump and polaris 280 cleaner a few hours per day.

    Questions:

    1) mesh cover allows for rainwater to mix with balanced water- which could drop the ph. So removing cover and testing/rebalancing may be needed with rain?

    2) if water is continuously added from rain, how do I know if water level is too high without removing cover? We have torrential downpours here and have had to pump to waste 3 times in last month to reduce water level.

    3) any recommendations as far as keeping leaves from sneaking under mesh cover and into pool? We have oaks around pool with heavy leaf drop

    Again, this is an inground vinyl liner pool! Thanks in advance for any tips and suggestions!!
    Jane in Northeast Texas

    18 x 36 Inground Vinyl Liner, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Pro Series 24" 300 lb top mount Sand Filter, Hayward Super II 1 hp pump, 1 skimmer, 2 inlets, 2 Deck Jets, Vinyl Covered Stairs, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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    Re: Inground vinyl- winter closing with mesh safety cover

    Is it safe to assume that your location doesn't get many freezing nights?

    1) mesh cover allows for rainwater to mix with balanced water- which could drop the ph. So removing cover and testing/rebalancing may be needed with rain?
    I don't know how your cover attaches to your deck/pool. Is there access to one of your skimmers? You should be able to grab a sample from there with your pump running.

    2) if water is continuously added from rain, how do I know if water level is too high without removing cover? We have torrential downpours here and have had to pump to waste 3 times in last month to reduce water level.
    Again, watching the level in a skimmer can tell you when you need to pump to waste.

    3) any recommendations as far as keeping leaves from sneaking under mesh cover and into pool? We have oaks around pool with heavy leaf drop
    Other than sandbags around the pool cover, I have no idea. That was a problem for me too, this winter.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Inground vinyl- winter closing with mesh safety cover

    Ok thanks for your ideas!
    Jane in Northeast Texas

    18 x 36 Inground Vinyl Liner, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Pro Series 24" 300 lb top mount Sand Filter, Hayward Super II 1 hp pump, 1 skimmer, 2 inlets, 2 Deck Jets, Vinyl Covered Stairs, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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