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This thread inspired me to use 1" conduit filled with cement and connected with 90 and 45 degree elbows. It cost about 50 dollars for the conduit and an 80lb bag of cement at Home Depot. The pipes are not very heavy individually so they are easy to install, and since they are all connected together they do a good job holding down the cover. I closed my pool yesterday and it was fairly windy when the cover was installed, but the pipes did a great job holding the cover down. To get the cement in the pipes I plugged the small end of the pipe with a couple inches of news paper held in with duct tape. Then I mixed the cement with water so that it was fairly moist but short of being soupy. Then I got on a ladder and filled each tube with cement. I left the tubes against the ladder to dry so the cement would not pour out. I poured the cement into the wide side of the conduit, and made sure the ends were really clean so that the pipes could slide into each other without any interference from dried cement when it came time to install them. Note the elbows do not contain any cement.