Pool cover - was quoted $1200

jark87

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2011
267
Flower Mound, TX
Pool Size
25500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
One other note on management- I only have to add acid about 1x per week during the winter - nothing else. I just unhook 3-4 anchors upstream of the deep end skimmer. I get it mixed in fairly well, even though I’m not dispersing it more evenly around the pool the way it do when the cover isn’t on. My TA never gets too low, regardless of the amount of acid that I add. The downside (or upside depending on your perspective) is that I can’t brush the pool during the winter. That’s one of the reasons I open it up early in the spring - so I can give it a thorough cleaning and let the filter get the debris out of the water.
 

jark87

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2011
267
Flower Mound, TX
Pool Size
25500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Another thing, when the sales lady initially called me, I told her to look at my pool on Google Earth and use the earth measuring tool to measure my pool/spa dimensions. She prepared my quote from that.
Too funny. Last time I checked, the Google Earth picture of our house has the pool cover on. Someone once asked me how I kept my water so blue. 🙂
 

jb

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Jul 2, 2011
86
North Texas
Where do you store your cover? In garage? Out of direct sun? My pool is large. It reaches 40+' in ea direction which is one reason I've hesitated on the cover - where to store it.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,823
NY
Mine gets folded and kept in the garage. A basement/attic if you have one would work fine also. A shed is a last resort but only because of the bigger chance of rodents.
 
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jark87

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2011
267
Flower Mound, TX
Pool Size
25500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
I store mine behind the fence section that we put in as a partition to hide the equipment. It is in full shade when stored, but it gets a lot of sun exposure when on the pool. The PVC roller kind of serves as the storage bin.
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jb

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Jul 2, 2011
86
North Texas
Got my estimate for a Katchaleaf cover. To those with the Katchaleaf. How long/hard is it to remove the section over the hot tub. 1 minute? 5 minutes? Tool required?
 

epro05

Bronze Supporter
Jun 5, 2014
307
Keller, Texas
Does hot tub mean it's attached to the pool, but elevated?

If so, my installer said that when installing, do it first, when removing do it last. Makes the best use of gravity to reduce difficulty.
 
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jb

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Jul 2, 2011
86
North Texas
Does hot tub mean it's attached to the pool, but elevated?

If so, my installer said that when installing, do it first, when removing do it last. Makes the best use of gravity to reduce difficulty.
Thanks epro05. Yes. Attached to pool but elevated. We use our hot tub quite a bit in the winter and we are trying to decide to go around or over the hot tub. Personally, fishing out leaves from the hot tub when you are in it is not the worst thing in the World to have to be doing. To me at least :) Also, since it is elevated, it seems to stay cleaner than the pool itself.
 

jark87

Silver Supporter
Jun 5, 2011
267
Flower Mound, TX
Pool Size
25500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
It’s easy. Ours has 5 or 6 anchors on the spa. We just unhook those and throw the spa cover over into the pool. Takes less than 5 minutes. Putting it back on is also easy, as the cover will have been stretched out from being on the pool. We also have a couple of “pillows” that they made for the corner edges of our spa at the waterfall. They keep the sharp edges from tearing the cover.
 
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