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    Cover For inground in ME mountains...

    First year in house with a inground pool, had it relined this spring.

    I am looking at cover options. With snow loads around here I assume solid covers are tough to use? 100+ inches with 3+feet normal in single storms.

    Should I have a net cover or what? With the pool dropped below vent lines it will be ~12-18" drop into it.
    16x32 Vinyl inground pool ~18,000 gallons brand new liner. PH 7.0 TA 3ppm if i did test right. K-2006 kit. Sand filter.

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    Re: Cover For inground in ME mountains...

    Quote Originally Posted by umtallguy View Post
    First year in house with a inground pool, had it relined this spring.

    I am looking at cover options. With snow loads around here I assume solid covers are tough to use? 100+ inches with 3+feet normal in single storms.

    Should I have a net cover or what? With the pool dropped below vent lines it will be ~12-18" drop into it.
    You would be better off with a Loop Loc Mesh cover. It can take snow load as long as the water/ ice surface is no more than 18" from pool deck/ surface. ( per loop loc instructions )

    My pool is the same size and after 12 yrs on my old cover, I just bought another. $1500. Ouch!

    They have to be order through a dealer. They have compression springs spaced around the pool that keeps it taught and will give under snow load.

    Under snow load, the tarp will end up resting on the frozen pool surface. And then pop back up as the snow melts.

    We have had over 3 feet on ours with drifting and no problem.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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