Winter Cover issue

Dpooltest

Well-known member
May 28, 2019
53
New york
I had my pool closed (above ground) and my winter cover, about 3 years old, appears to have a hole, or small tears. It was sitting on the water and a few hours after closing I noticed water on top of the cover (in a line fold), and it increased slightly over the next day. Does this pose an issue for the winter, if / when leaves fall and make the water on top of the cover gross, will that seep in to the pool and make opening a pain / cause other issues?

There were no cuts, but it looks like the tarp covering is "peeling" in some spots. The water appeared in the middle of the pool, so I can't actually see if there is real damage.

Thanks.
 

PoolGate

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TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
6,605
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
29000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Most safety covers are mesh, which is flow-through. It isn't going to do much that another cover wouldn't do. What is your water temp? High temp water is worse to close with since it will promote algae growth.
 

PoolGate

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
6,605
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
29000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
It really needs to be under 60 degrees. Try to keep chlorine in it until the water temp drops. I'd dump a gallon every week or so and mix with a leaf rake around the edges no need to take the cover off. This goes for opening too. Open when the water hits low 60s.
 
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