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Thread: Pool Cover Decision

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    Jun 2013
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Pool Cover Decision

    So I'm in the market for a cover for my in-ground. My main objective is keeping the leaves out. I'm in south Louisiana, so I have no need to close the pool. I've seen the leaf catcher types, but I feel like that would be a huge pain to deal with emptying it and to deal with the water bags. Should I just spring for a safety cover or is there some other recommendations? If so, should I get solid or mesh, and what is a good brand to go with without breaking the bank?
    17k gal (16x32 ig), vinyl, Hayward DE filter, Taylor K-2006, south Louisiana

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    Re: Pool Cover Decision

    Sorry you have not gotten any responses. I have no experience with covers, so hopefully someone else will be able to help answer your questions.
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    New Brunswick Canada

    Re: Pool Cover Decision

    The question depends on how much you want to spend and also how you want your pool to look when it is closed. I have had a winter blanket and now have a safety cover. The look is amazing with the safety cover and it's actually enjoyable watching leaves blow back n forth across it. You should be able to source one for your pool for around $1,200 or less, it should have a 29 yr pro rated warranty. Just be aware you need 36" minimum from pool edge to edge of deck. If not, you will need reduced deck mount straps and those will be extra.

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    Fairfax, VA

    Re: Pool Cover Decision

    From what I have read sound like Mesh Cover is the way to go...Top Brands are Merlin, Meyco, and Loop-Loc. I believe.

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