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    Safety pool cover replacement cost - Holy cow!!!!

    Hi, I have a custom shaped pool 18x33 at the widest/farthest. The original cover is shot(15 years old) and I need a new one. It was a Merlin Solid cover. I just got a quote from the dealer that the previous owner bought it from and it was $4,520.00 before taxes... I plan on checking with other Merlin dealers...

    Since the anchors are already installed in the concrete(and I have the metal straps), can I go with a different pool cover brand. I can give measurements for the cover? I actually have a sketch of the pool without the measurements.

    I just think $4,520.00 is crazy, oh and that includes a pool closing(which I do myself anyway) - lol

    thanks,
    Brian
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    Re: Safety pool cover replacement cost - Holy cow!!!!

    With a good drawing of your pool or even better yet the locations of the anchors, I'd think you could buy a quality cover online for less than $2K. I bought a Loop-Loc for my 20X36 grecian for ~$1200 8 years ago.
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    Re: Safety pool cover replacement cost - Holy cow!!!!

    Thanks for the reply, does anyone have any companies that they would recommend?
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    25,000 gallon, in-ground, vinyl liner
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    Hayward super-pump 1.5 Horse
    Hayward Aquarite SWG
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    Re: Safety pool cover replacement cost - Holy cow!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmac View Post
    Thanks for the reply, does anyone have any companies that they would recommend?
    Thanks,
    brian
    I got my Loop-Loc from Poolcenter.com
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    Re: Safety pool cover replacement cost - Holy cow!!!!

    Yes definitely too much money. I got my HPI mesh cover from pools.com last year for my 16x32 rectangular pool with custom wall anchoring and all hardware for $1100.
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    Re: Safety pool cover replacement cost - Holy cow!!!!

    There are so many different levels of quality....I can't even begin to understand what deal is fair or not. My HIGH END customer mesh cover was $2300. So I think you are being over charged...and I think mine is way better than Merlin.

    This is what I have...hopefully this does not violate any rules

    http://www.raynercovering.com/pool-c...sh-pool-covers
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