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    wind control

    Last year was my first winter closing. I used a solid cover and the wind blew it up like Jiffy Pop popcorn all winter. I bought some pool clips and they blew off, then I purchased pool wrap thinking that would help keep the wind from getting under the cover and it did not help either. We are pondering stuffing rags between the uprights of the pool and then using wrap again but I thought I would poll the experts here and see what works for anyone else. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: wind control

    Putting a few inches of water on top of the cover also did not help as we are not below freezing all winter and when it wasn't frozen, the wind just blew the water to one side. This ended up with a big dip in the cover when it did freeze.
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    Re: wind control

    If wind is an ongoing problem there is a cover called hurricane cover.
    http://hurricaneabovegroundpoolcovers.com/.
    You could also try hanging some weighted jugs from the eye lets. A little un sightly but some say it works.
    I use this cover. Wind gets under it some but for the most part it doesn't heave up.
    http://www.poolandspa.com/catalog/pr...Pool-Cover.cfm. 😎
    Jeff
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    Re: wind control

    +1 for Hurricane covers. We have had problems with wind since we bought the house. We weighed the covers down with cinder blocks but when the water was liquid the cover still blew around and ripped out grommets in higher winds. We got the hurricane cover last year and it performed great even when there was less than an inch of water on top. The price is steeper but I expect it to last many more seasons than the last cover.

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    Re: wind control

    We too are in a high wind area. This year we are going to try lacing a rope across the top of the pool going back and forth in a grid fashion hoping that will help remove the jiffy popcorn top.
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    Re: wind control

    My hubby is planning on using a generic pool cover like we did last year and then wrapping it with the Saran Wrap type stuff all the way down to the ground and also stuffing rags around the posts to block the wind. I am a little leery of this but at least it won't be worse than last year. I was ready to try the hurricane cover but he isn't quite ready to make that investment. I think the rope grid would probably help too, will see what he thinks about that.


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    Re: wind control

    The rope grid should help. Let us know how it works out for ya. 😎
    Jeff
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