pool cover replacement

daybaron

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Aug 20, 2015
7
lumberton, nj
hello, we have had merlin tight fitting, elephant worthy, non mesh cover for 16 years and it is shot. replacements are running between $2.5 and $4k and after now replacing the liner not anxious to spend. we won't be at this house much longer either. what advice for solid cover with sand bags around can anyone offer?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
You get what you pay for.

I doubt sand bags will hold a solid cover with the weight of the snow pack we got in NJ this year.
 

bmoreswim

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Jul 16, 2012
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Central MD
Pool Size
27000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
All the sandbags do is keep the edges from lifting up. The cover needs to have slack to go down along the walls to the waterline which supports snow/water load.
 

bmoreswim

Mod Squad
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Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I suspect it’s the latter but I am not personally familiar with them.
 

Matt F 3

Well-known member
Feb 1, 2020
126
Plainfield Il
Daybaron, When you look back at the cost over 16 years, it comes out to be 100-125 bucks a year. I would get a new cover, it will add to your home value. IMO

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