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    Rectangular cover on freeform pool?

    I opened my pool this weekend, and clearly our loop-loc cover has seen better days. Unfortunately, we needed to get a new furnace this winter, and a new loop-loc is not an option at the moment. I was wondering if anyone has ever used a rectangular cover (the type you use water bags to hold down) over a freeform pool, at least temporarily. Seems to me it ought to work, and would be cheap enough until we can afford to replace the loop-loc. I've tried to research it, but am coming up blank. Comments? Suggestions?

    Thanks!

    Kelley
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    21,000 gallon (+ or -) in-ground plaster pool with Nautilus DE filter, 1 hp pump, and Zodiac G4 automatic vacuum.

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    Re: Rectangular cover on freeform pool?

    It works great. We had to get an over-sized rectangle to cover our irregular shaped pool with swim outs. We used water bags to hold it down and it worked flawlessly. Doesn't look great, but it works well, even in high winds.
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    Re: Rectangular cover on freeform pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    It works great. We had to get an over-sized rectangle to cover our irregular shaped pool with swim outs. We used water bags to hold it down and it worked flawlessly. Doesn't look great, but it works well, even in high winds.

    Thanks!
    Kelleyaynn
    21,000 gallon (+ or -) in-ground plaster pool with Nautilus DE filter, 1 hp pump, and Zodiac G4 automatic vacuum.

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    Re: Rectangular cover on freeform pool?

    Worked perfectly for us over the full winter, uncovered it this weekend to nearly perfect water with just some small debris.
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    Re: Rectangular cover on freeform pool?

    Works fine. The only thing I would add is look into getting a "leaf cover" that goes on top of the solid cover if your pool has a lot of trees nearby. This makes pumping the water off the cover in the Spring much easier...
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