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    Jul 2013
    Ontario Canada

    Winter Cover

    Hello All

    I purchased a home January 2013 that had an IG pool. Only had one summer with it so far and about to start another. The cover for the winter is obviously aged as it is faded quite a bit.

    We pulled the cover off the other day and it was all in tact, no tears or holes. However, if I grab any part of the cover and lift it above my head to the sky, it's like looking at the universe and all the pretty stars!!!!!

    In other words, there are tiny holes everywhere.

    I know some pool covers are just mesh, much like my cover is slowly becoming so I assume water getting through is not an issue.

    The cover really just stops debris right (leaves, bird droppings, etc.)?

    Should I assume my cover is done and time for a new one come the fall?
    16' x 32' IG, vinyl, 80k litre (21k gal), "lazy L" (kidney like at deep, squared off at shallow) shallow 3', deep 8', Hayward sand filter 300 lbs, 20gal/min Mod S-244T, Pentair Superflow VS 1.5 HP Model 342001, Raypak Heater 266K BTU Mod P-R266A-EN-C, 2 returns, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, diving board, Southern Ontario (Canada) climate.

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    May 2013
    Ontario, Canada

    Re: Winter Cover

    I am from Ontario as well. I would say its done. Personally, I like to open the season with a crystal clear pool and not fight the algae off to start the year. If you have holes you will have decay of leaves, frogs, droppings ect almost inevitably. Unless you are constantly cleaning it off throughout the winter until the freeze and back out there first thaw.

    To each is own.
    18' x 36' vinyl steel wall pool with deep end, 2 lights and 6' steps, main drain, SWG, Cartridge Filter, 320,000 BTU Rheem heater, 3/4HP 1 stage pump - Ontario, Canada

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