What kind of cover do I need for winter?

bella44

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Jun 21, 2013
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I am new to this! This has been my first year with a pool (intex ultra frame 18ft X 4ft). After researching I have decided to leave it up this winter. I've read on this forum how to close the pool but not sure what kind of cover I need. The cover that came with the pool has holes in the top so I'm assuming that wont work. Also, where do I buy a cover? One more question.....I plan to drain and start all over with my water next spring so do I still need to worry about adding chemicals to my water before I close it? Thanks!
 

jblizzle

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Why do you plan to replace all the water in the spring? If you close correctly, you can open to clear water. Or if it is a little green, just SLAM.
 

bella44

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Jun 21, 2013
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Water has turned my hair somewhat green so i want to get rid of the copper. Also, I've been trying to get rid of either pollen or some form of brown algae for weeks now. I feel like its easier to just start all over next spring now that I'm a little more experienced.
 

jblizzle

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Getting rid of the copper is certainly a valid reason ... how did it get in the pool in the first place? Have you eliminated the source?
 

bella44

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Jun 21, 2013
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I have the intex SWG. After researching on here I figured out I needed to unplug the copper on it. I did that but apparently the only way to get rid of copper is to drain the pool.
 

bella44

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Jun 21, 2013
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Buying a winter cover

My AG pool is an 18ft intex. Do I buy a pool cover for an 18ft pool or should I get one a little bigger to make sure it fits?