Mesh cover... Tons of leavea


Well-known member
May 5, 2017
North Jersey
Last year when we opened the pool there was a ton of leaves in the pool. I see them in there again now. Is this normal? Or do. I need a new one? It looks sealed Tight so not sure where they get in from


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TFP Guide
Jul 30, 2014
Monmouth County, New Jersey
The leaves are from the strong winds and coming from outside to underneath. You could use water bags all the way around and this would solve your issue, but an expensive one and time consuming. If the leaves do not create any type of stains, then I would just let it go through the winter and clean in the spring as there should be a minimal amount of leaves that enter the pool.

Grape Ape

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 12, 2009
Seattle, WA
If I watch mine on a really windy day the edges flap a little with the big gusts. You could try weighting the edges down with bags of sand or water. I just deal with it.


Mod Squad
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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
I've had some leaves in the pool come spring each year from under my safety cover. They have never created any stains for me.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Tanin stains from leaves getting under a winter cover will usually disappear after a while when the pool is opened and the chlorine level is raised.