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    Replace Winter Cover

    I need to replace my meyco safety mesh cover. My cover has many holes that let in all kinds of debris and a few seams split when I removed it this spring. I always have leaves and other yard debris that fill the void between my coping and cover. I have many very large poplar and oak trees that dump enough leaves to fill two big dump trucks. I also have a large layer of fine silt that seems to make it through the cover, too.

    This year, like past years, I opened with zero CYA, a green swamp and ridiculous amount of worms. I always close at 55 degrees, CL shock level for my CYA level, PH and TA where they should be and I add polyquat 60. This year wasn't as bad a years past because I added more polyquat 60 in the spring prior to opening and that seemed to help. I added a little water to help move the algeacide around.

    I received a postcard from Meyco giving me an ID for my cover. I really hate that they would make me go through a distributor to reorder a new cover since they have my pattern on file.

    I have a big dog and foster dogs, so I hear that a solid cover is not recommended for dogs, right? Would a higher weave safety cover make my opening easier? How much more expensive are the tighter weaves vs the regular weaves?

    Any other tips to help me next year?

    Thanks!
    Karen
    33K IG w spa plaster, Pentair 1HP Whisperflo, DE Filter, SWG CircuPool RJ-60, Dolphin Triton Plus, Raypak Dig 336K BTU, TF-100.
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    Re: Replace Winter Cover

    I have never heard that solid covers were not recommended for dogs. If that was the case auto covers would be obsolete. As a builder I only recommend solid. When the ultra mesh covers came out I sold three of them as a test to see if they were everything that was advertised. I wouldn't have a mesh cover if it was free. That's my opinion, there are others that wouldn't have solid. That being said get what you are comfortable with. I opened a solid cover pool Monday and you could count the holes in the vgb main drain cover lid water was perfectly clear.
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    Re: Replace Winter Cover

    I heard that nails of large, heavy dogs can more easily puncture solid safety covers.
    Karen
    33K IG w spa plaster, Pentair 1HP Whisperflo, DE Filter, SWG CircuPool RJ-60, Dolphin Triton Plus, Raypak Dig 336K BTU, TF-100.
    Pool Math Chlorine / CYA Chart SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
    2017 replaster/retile

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    Re: Replace Winter Cover

    Never heard that one. Like I said looks like auto covers would be obsolete then. Have always used solid covers the only issue I have ever seen is white tail deer ran across it.
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