1. LionBiscuits

    Requesting Recommendations for a Pool that was Doomed to Fail

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for recommendations on how to proceed. I closed on my house at the end of 2019, even hired a pool inspector that gave the OK after having the seller install a pool light. This is my first inground pool, so I went into it extremely blind. The local pool guys that...
  2. natspoolpartay

    Best type of winter cover for a vinyl kidney shaped SWG pool.

    Hi, New member. First time pool owner. I have to replace the pool cover on my pool. The previous owner of the house let snow accumulate causing the mesh cover to tear and fail since the water level had fallen way too much causing a floating liner situation once water levels came back. Had to...
  3. P

    T-3 pool cover won't open

    I have over 10 years old T-3 pool cover. It closes with no problem but won't open. All clutches are engaged properly. The rod that's going into the main drum is spinning. The other end of main drum does not. While motor is running to open the cover I was pushing the drum/vinyl by hand to help...
  4. O

    Intex pool cover heats the pool now beyond what's refreshing. How to reverse the effect or cool the pool?

    Hi, everyone, first post here. I have an Intex 10'x30" round above ground pool on it's 3rd summer. The last 2 years I covered it with a big tarp but this year I bought the actual Intex cover made for the pool. It works much better as a cover, however there is an unintended side effect. It's...
  5. D

    Pool cover to keep things clean when we're away

    We're in South Florida and have a roughly 10k gallon in-ground pool. Open year-round, but not heated so it never gets used in the winter. We will be going out of town a lot this summer, for periods of several weeks at a time. I recently installed a saltwater chlorine generator which is...
  6. H

    Pool newbie seeking pool heating advice

    In ground pool, 15x35, located in east bay California. (Contra costa county). Broken heater, no solar, no cover, nothing at the moment., Married, kid less than a year old. Wife and I like to host and will want to use pool on weekends. Maybe the occasional dip during the week. A bonus would be...
  7. D

    Small leak with cover during winter?

    Hello all, I am in Northern California. Bought a house with a pool spring of 2021. I noticed a 1/2 inch a day pool leak during the summer and got a Leak Detection company locate the leak in my light fixture. It took the Leak Detection 3 visits to find the leak, which cost me about $1k. My pool...
  8. B

    Mesh Cover for a 13x25 Above-Ground Rectangle Pool

    I'm looking for a mesh cover for a 13x25 above-ground rectangle pool My pool is a Laguna, I think Would an oversized oval work? Looking at online pool stores they only have 'above-ground' covers in oval Above-ground covers look like a ratchet cable would help secure it There are 'in-ground'...
  9. S

    What's the purpose of a cover pump for an AGP with a mesh cover?

    This is only my second winter with a pool, so forgive me if I'm missing something there. We've got a mesh cover, which is -- as I understand it -- one of two common types of cover (the other being a solid cover). Mesh covers are water permeable. That being the case... is there any use for a pump...
  10. goody222

    Risk of cover leak when using automatic sump pump?

    The last 2 years I've rested my automatic sump pump on top of my solid pool cover (just a big tarp). Its been so nice not having to worry about water on my cover. However, I was thinking to myself, what if my pool cover developed a leak? The sump would just run continuously until it basically...
  11. C

    Cleaning cover before closing

    When I opened my pool at the beginning of the season, I had an algae problem which might have been mustard algae? I wasn't sure and just treated it that way with directions from this site. The water cleared up and the pool has been running clear all summer (Thanks TFP!). Now that I'm getting...
  12. A

    Winter Cover Lawn Spikes

    Hello all, I have a question about winter safety cover attachment points. on about 2/3 of the one side of my inground pool, the spikes are in the grass. They are pulling out and don't really hold the cover in place very well at all. Anyone have a tried and true suggestion to remedy this? I...
  13. R

    Coverstar Atom installation with Paver Trays

    Does anyone have any photos or experience of what this installation should look like in regards to where and how the tray brackets get connected. I spoke with Coverstar and they told me the brackets actually get screwed into a 12" of concrete that we pour behind the polymer cover housing box...
  14. M

    Pool Swamp

    My dad's house has fallen into decrepitude the last several years since he's had more and more trouble moving around. The backyard especially has grown into an awful state. The old in-ground pool in particular is one of the large hurdles I'm trying to leap. It's a concrete pool that is 4ft deep...
  15. O

    New Jacuzzi Brand Hot Tub Cover - Sunbrella material?

    Question - I’m have a circ pump replace in my 2012 Jacuzzi J 345. I asked them if the had any Jacuzzi covers for my J 345 and they said yes - it’s not the vinyl its the new sunbrella type material and the last couple of years Jacuzzi has been using this material and it’s a better cover. This is...
  16. Shpowell

    Solar reel for 32x16 pool

    I’m looking for a solar real with or without the cover for my 32 x 16‘ Intex pool above ground. Everywhere I checked they’re not big enough or for an unground pool. thanks
  17. Cwiggs

    Another solar pool cover for odd shaped pool thread

    Hello TFP, I'm getting ready to buy a solar cover for my pool to help retain the heat at night and extend the swimming season. My pool is an odd shaped "elbow" pool that I usually treat as 2 pools when I measure it. One side is about 18' by 13', and the other is about 18' by 15.7'. I've...
  18. D

    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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?!?
  23. DDGMAN

    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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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!
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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?
  29. 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...
  30. 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...