How to keep leaves from blowing under the pool cover?


New member
Apr 21, 2018
Sandy, Utah
I have an in-ground pool with an automatic cover on tracks on the deck. The cover's leading edge or boom sits an inch or two off the deck, and when the pool is closed, leaves and other material can blow up under the edge and get in the water. I've been using some pool noodles strung on a PVC pipe, but I'm wondering if there is a better solution. Appreciate all ideas.
(I'm new to this forum, so please direct to me to the right spot if I should post this elsewhere.)


Gold Supporter
Jun 3, 2015
Reno, NV
Mine has two wheels on each side. I loosen the nut to spread the wheels and lower the leading edge to the ground. Doesn't stop everything but it's better than leaving it up.