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Thread: Pool cover question

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    Re: Pool cover question

    Good question i am wondering the same thing. I have a 32x16 rectangle AG pool with a deck at one end. The cover i have is just a basic style that you can insert the weights around the edge or fasten with other methods with the eyelets (which i am doing)

    So what would be my best approach? tight to the surface or sagging in touching the water?

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    Kinguni's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Winnipeg, Canada

    Re: Pool cover question

    It should be on the water, and flat up the sides of the pool if it's held in place with weights or water bags.

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    Re: Pool cover question

    For the AG pool -- I have the same size with a deck at one end. I have 3 pillows tied off diagonally across the pool. I drained the pool below the return. Cover is on the water and I used "alligator clips." Previously, the former owner ran a line through the loops sewn on the cover every 2' or so. I'll do that if I'm not satisfied with the alligator clips' performance. There are water bags on the deck and we also tied lines to the loops to hold taut the part that is on the deck. I'm thinking about getting an automatic cover pump.


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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Pool cover question

    If the cover was taught, the weight of rain and snow would push down enough to pull the water bags into the pool. As Kinguni said, it should be on the water.

    A safety cover should be taught in the spring and fall to keep debris dry so it can blow away. But in the winter, if you get any snow, it should be loosened enough to sit down on the water so the water can help support the snow load.
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