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    pool cover question

    so guys ive looked on here....googled and just looked on amazon and I think I know what size cover I need fore my 14x48 intex ultra frame, 15 ft cover right? but I saw this... http://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Defender-...+ft+pool+cover is that better or is it too big...says its a 4 ft over hang, im needing to get one from amazon because money is tight right now and we are going out of town for a week and we have no one to take care of the pool when we are gone and I don't want to come home to a mess in the pool, thanks guys...sorry bout the extra post I forgot about this trip lol thanks again

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    Re: pool cover question

    If you're just worried about the FC dropping over a weeks time, just plop some trichlor tabs in a floater and you should be good as long as the pool circulates some each day.
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    Re: pool cover question

    just hate to come home to lots of junk in the pool, scared to add that too while im gone

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    Re: pool cover question

    The winter covers are designed with a 4ft overhang to allow some slack if the pool is drained over winter, also to allow for material to be cinched down by the cable. I guess there's no reason you can't use it, but they tend to be a little unwieldy.
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    Re: pool cover question

    like I said im worried bout the tree hanging right over the pool is all

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    Re: pool cover question

    If we are talking heavy debris like limbs then you need a winter cover with the 4 ft overhang. That way nothing gets in the pool. If you are talking light debris then i wouldn't worry about it. A few tabs for a week won't cause a major problem. Do you have a pool sweep?
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    Re: pool cover question

    I have a vac yes

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    Re: pool cover question

    if you have a auto pool sweep and light debris then the pool sweep will pick up the debris in your pool and you only have to empty it once a week. And you can leave the pool alone for a week using tabs for chlorination. No need for a cover. If however you get heavy debris or a large volume of debris then you need a cover.
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