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    Closing a pool while waiting on a custom pool cover.

    Greetings. First time posting, although I've gotten great advice on here in the forums. Allow me to give some back story: We purchased our home 4 years ago, that came with an inground pool. Now, this pool is pretty much a no frills, sit your happy butt back and drink beer in it, kind of pool...
  2. F

    Solar Cover Routine?

    Hi all, we have a 21' above ground pool. Here's a pic of our solar cover. We're curious what your routine is? Okay, so we lay it out in the pool, obviously. Where do you put it when you take it off? We don't want to get a bunch of dirt and junk on it. Do you roll it up? Lay it on the ground...
  3. D

    FeherGuard Premium 30' Solar Cover Reel (IG30M) Review

    We have a 30’ above ground pool. I just bought a heater so now I need to make sure I’m covering the pool when not in use. I was looking at the FeherGuard Premium 30' Solar Cover Reel (IG30M). I don’t really have many other options, but before I spend the money I was hoping to see some reviews of...
  4. S

    Patio/Fiberglass Pool Project on Grade

    Hi Everyone! This is my first real post. We're located in Central Indiana and are building a pool and patio space for our home. We've had a design made that includes a fire pit area and hot tub area, but we are going to hold on adding those two components for the future. Some basic details...
  5. C

    Getting water off pool cover

    My pool cover is full of water. Placed the hose on cover to drain the water off and rather than the nasty water on the cover draining the actual pool water is draining. The hose was on the water on the cover not under. Why is pool water draining and not the water trapped on top? Help?!?

    Solid Vinyl Safety Pool Cover Cleaning

    I bought an Anchor Industries 5 Star solid safety cover, and I want to make sure it gets properly maintained before stowing it away in my basement. I don’t see any guidance on that in any articles for Pool School. Anyone have recommendations on a awesome vinyl pool cover cleaner? Should any...
  7. S

    Looking for Above-ground Winter Cover with Better Overhang

    Hello, I have an 18x33 above-ground pool. The winter cover that came with the pool is just barely big enough to cover the pool. It has very little overhang, and getting it to stay in place during the winter is a challenge, especially if any water is taken out of the pool beforehand. I have...
  8. T

    Best Pool Cover Patch Kit?

    Hello all , do those adhesive patches really last? I had someone patch mine in the past using patch/glue, seemed good...just looking for recommendations? Thanks!
  9. SouthwestOhio

    Pool Cover Anchors in Paver Deck

    New build last spring. Pavers were dry set on top of cured concrete deck. Joints (minimal) were filled /swept with polymer modified sand. Cover guy comes this fall and proceeds to drill for the brass anchors in the center of the paver(s) not at the corner joints as I suggested. Several of the...
  10. JessB412

    Pool cover experiences

    Hey everyone, It's time to purchase a safety cover for a first time pool owner here. I am SO torn here in two different areas. Solid vs. Mesh I understand that solid allows for the easiest start up in spring. My step daughter who worked for a pool company as a summer job said they are...
  11. Briant2468

    Exercise ball instead of Air Pillow????

    I can’t find a Air Pillow that has good reviews, they all say they deflate. Can I use a heavy duty Exercise ball instead?? Or can you recommend a good Air Pillow?
  12. B

    Slatted cover stuck

    Hi New to the forum. We have just moved into a house with a pool. Which was great until the salted cover managed to get stuck half way. The motor moves it about a foot backwards or forwards before stopping. It is an in pool slatted cover. While I can't see it looks ti me as if it hasn't...
  13. andysousa

    Help getting loop lock out of cement!

    Hi gang, Hopefully someone can give me some advice. I had a stripped loop lock in the cement and I am desperately trying to get it out without destroying the cement. I have drilled it to some extent but gave up until I get better advice. Here is a pick of what I am working with right now. I...
  14. J

    Safety cover on an above ground pool questions/advice.

    We replaced our 18'x33' (48" or 52" depth) above ground pool this spring with a new 54" deep pool. The previous pool seemed pretty old, came with the house (we've had it 3 years) and to make a long story short… the side blew out over the winter. 1.) Is this safety cover ok to be installed on...
  15. J

    Going away, SWG and suspect algea outbreak

    Hi, I'm a new pool owner, pool was filled about 5 weeks ago. Up until last week I was manually adding dichlor and dry acid to keep the pool balanced, and didn't have any issues. Last week I added salt to 4000 ppm in preparation for the installation of a SWG, after adding the salt I had issues...
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    SLAM; Solar Cover

    New to pool care. I just started SLAM. I have a brand new, still in box, blue 8 year solar cover. Do I leave it off for the duration of SLAM or is it safe to put it on?
  17. kalypso

    covering pool during swim season while gone on vacation

    we have an 18x9 4500 gallon above ground soft side. going away for 8weeks this summer. plan to cover with the vinyl tie down cover. and tips and tricks to make every thing go well? ie, fill pool, how long to run filter daily? any info would be very helpful.. thx