WINTER COVER QUESTION - ABOVE GROUND

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WINTER COVER QUESTION - ABOVE GROUND

Postby the duck » Sat 09 Oct, 2021 14:26

Hello,
I am covering my 24' above ground pool for the first time, using a winter cover. I have two winter covers, one is made for a 24' pool (28' actual diameter), and the other is made for a 28' pool (31' actual diameter). Is it beneficial to use the larger cover in order to secure it better and keep it from getting pulled into the pool? Any thoughts and opinions are appreciated!
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Matt


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Re: WINTER COVER QUESTION - ABOVE GROUND

Postby Teapot1 » Sun 10 Oct, 2021 09:47

Whichever fits the best, consider using pool pillows to support the winter cover.
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Re: WINTER COVER QUESTION - ABOVE GROUND

Postby the duck » Mon 11 Oct, 2021 12:12

Thanks - yes, I do have several air pillows to use as well. This may sound dumb, but do you slide them under after the cover is already on? Thanks again!
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Re: WINTER COVER QUESTION - ABOVE GROUND

Postby Teapot1 » Tue 12 Oct, 2021 06:11

Hahaha, any way you can LoL not the easiest things to work with! Looking to get a single tube one made 24ft long and gerting inflatable boat makers to quote for it.
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Re: WINTER COVER QUESTION - ABOVE GROUND

Postby the duck » Tue 12 Oct, 2021 11:36

Good idea! I ended up tying 3 pillows together at the corner, then tying them off to the side of the pool so they're roughly centered, then pulled the cover on. It's hard to imagine how the whole top doesn't fill with rain water, snow, and snow melt without constant pumping... Any suggestions for a good winter pump for the top cover? Thanks!

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