How To Select The Correct Sized In Ground Winter Pool Cover

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Getting ready to winterize your swimming begins with purchasing the correct size cover. Here a few tips that will help you choose the correct size.

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Things You'll Need

Tape Measure

Note pad

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Step 1

Measure the size of the pool. Make certain to include the step section in your measurements if they extend past the pool. A standard in ground winter cover comes rectangular in shape. Record your measurements in a note pad.

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Step 2

Take into consideration how low you plan to drop the water level. Most pool covers will come with enough material to compensate for a water level that is reduced up to 12". If you need to drain the water level more than that, you will need to purchase a larger cover.

Step 3

Keep in mind that if you have a step section the extends past the pool, you will need a winter cover large enough to cover it. The winter cover can't be cut to the shape of the pool. If you need a winter cover that follows the shape of the pool, you will need to purchase a safety pool cover.

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Step 4

You will also want to take into consideration any obstacles along the pool's perimeter that can't be removed such as ladders, rails and water features. Since the cover can't be cut, the cover will need to be large enough to go around these items.

Step 5

Once you have received your new winter cover, carefully remove it from the box and measure it to ensure it is the correct size. If it is incorrect, please contact the dealer you purchased the cover from for further instruction.

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 Posted: 8/21/2020 

I have a 20x 40 Grecian /rectangular pool with steps extended in the end making the total length 44 feet. What size cover do you suggest?
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 8/21/2020 

If your pool's overall dimensions are 20 feet by 44 feet, then you would need a cover that is designed for pools equal to or greater than those respective measurements. For example, a cover for 21'X45' pools would work, but a cover meant for 20'X40 wouldn't.
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 Posted: 8/18/2020 

We have an inground pool 23 x 41 feet, kidney shaped. What size winter pool cover do you recommend?
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 8/20/2020 

A cover that is meant for a pool greater or equal to the overall length and width dimensions of the kidney shape. In your case, a cover meant for a 25' x 45' Rectangular Inground Pool would work.
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 Posted: 7/10/2020 

I need a pool cover for a 7 ft by 3inch rectangular pool where can I buy a good one it’s a best way pool for my little girl which one will I need I’m bad at this
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 8/24/2020 

Bestway makes above ground pools, so the ones mentioned in this article would not work. We do carry above ground pool covers but the smallest size we carry is for 15 foot round pools.Your best bet is to use a tarp, and use tent pegs ot some weights to moor it to the ground.
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 Posted: 7/6/2020 

I have an existing swimming pool size 10 m x 20 m , kindly advise the suitable pool cover ( preferably electrically operated), and can walk on it when the pool is covered. thank you
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 10/19/2020  Latest

Unfortunately, we do not offer automatic pool covers; usually, local installers or pool companies offer these products and installation guidance. I would search for a local installer.
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 Posted: 3/26/2020 

My pool is rectangular 14/35 I need a tarp to keep the leaves out
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 3/31/2020 

In that case, you could use a 14 X 36 or 16 X 36; basically any cover that covers the overall dimensions of 14 X 35.
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 Posted: 2/29/2020 

I have an above ground pool in which I’m trying to fit for a custom trampoline cover. Measurements are 17 ft for the width and 23 3/4 in length. With a spill over spa which is 8 ft in length. I appreciate your help.
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 3/2/2020 

Hello, if trampoline cover is referring to a safety cover, quote requests need to be accompanied by a measurement form; see below link. Fill out the sheet, and you can email the completed form to upload@inyopools.com for a quote.Safety Cover Measuring Form
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 Posted: 11/27/2019 

I need a 25 by 35 feet mesh cover.
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 12/9/2019 

Unfortunately, we do not carry cover matching those dimensions, but you can pick a "make-do" option from our selection of mesh winter covers
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 Posted: 10/3/2019 

your info in incomplete...you do not want to end up on my failure to communicate com website...you've left out how much should be added to the measurements for the concrete or whatever on the sides & ends of the pool.
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 10/7/2019 

Actually, a winter cover comes built-in with enough overhand material to allow it to be installed on the prescribed pool size. Our link to the Winter cover page lists, for your viewing pleasure, the pool size and the cover size.
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 Posted: 9/18/2019 

I have Above ground swimming pool it's 19.5 in wide and 35ft 4 in Long what size cover do I need
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 9/26/2019 

Hello Dano - The closest cover we have to that size would be the one for a 21' x 41' above ground pool. 
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 Posted: 6/9/2019 

How big cover gor 16 x48 pool thanks
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 6/13/2019 

As the guide mentions, it would need to be a big enough to cover the overall dimensions of the pool
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 Posted: 3/28/2019 

Hello, I have a 17'x40' in-ground fiberglass pool. What size cover would I need, and what special considerations are needed when setting anchor points in concrete? We have yet to lay concrete, so one of my biggest concerns is placing the right anchor points.
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 3/28/2019 

A custom 17'x40' safety cover would be required for your pool. You can submit a custom safety cover measuring form and our cover specialist will send you a quote.
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 Posted: 3/3/2019 

Hello. I have a 21 by 54 pool. How big of a cover/Tarp would I need? Thanks!
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 3/4/2019 

Hello Rob - A 21' pool would require a tarp that is 24'-25'. When ordering a cover from the Winter Cover chart page, Make sure that you select the one designed for a 21' pool size.
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 Posted: 10/6/2018 

Hi, I have a new 15x30 pool surrounded by only 1ft of blue stone coping then lawn on all four sides. I.E No patio or pavers. What size cover should I get ? Im assuming the anchors will have to fit inside the 1ft wide coping stone edging as only grass and earth beyond that? Thanks
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InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 10/8/2018 

Hello Sara - it appears you are referring to a safety cover and not the winter cover this guide is referring to. For a pool with such a short deck, you would need lawn tubes that can be secured into grass and dirt. That type of cover modification would be classified as custom, so you would need to fill out this custom safety cover form.
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 Posted: 9/18/2018 

Hello Charity - if you have an odd-shaped or odd-sized cover, use a cover that is equal to or larger than the overall length and width of your pool to ensure proper coverage.
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 Posted: 9/13/2018 

Hello! I have an odd shaped pool. It is rectangle and 10 1/2 by 28. We purchased a 16 by 32 pool cover and it is too big. Just trying to figure out what size we need. Thank you!
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 Posted: 9/5/2018 

Hello Dawn - if you read the second of the five steps listed in the guide, it states covers have enough material to account for dropping the water level up to 12-inches. So you can use the 16 X 32 cover unless you plan to drop the water level any farther
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 Posted: 9/5/2018 

Hello Dena - if you follow the instructions in the guide, it suggests getting a winter pool cover rated for the 15' X 34' pool or the next largest size.
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 Posted: 9/1/2018 

16 x 32 rectangular pool with full water what winter cover would i need when we drop water down as well
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 Posted: 8/30/2018 

pool is 15 X 34 what is good cover size we drop the water 10 to 12". than you
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 Posted: 8/21/2018 

Hello Eric - You'd want to go with a winter cover for a 20'x40' pool if your pool is 18'6"x38'.
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 Posted: 8/18/2018 

my current pool cover is 18'6" by 38'. This does include the length of the center step. Is this the measurement I should order or should it be 18 x 34 plus the center step?
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 Posted: 7/6/2018 

Hello JD - Safety covers have to be specific to the size of the pool. Your pool would require a customer safety cover. If you send us a completed custom safety cover measuring form, we can send you a quote.
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 Posted: 7/5/2018 

I have a 40.3 feet X 15 feet 9 inch pool. What size of safety pool cover should i go for?
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 Posted: 4/9/2018 

Hello Bob - Specific strap placement would require a custom cover. Submit a support ticket here and our cover specialist will contact you.
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 Posted: 4/7/2018 

my pool is 20 x 40, with a 4 x 8 center step at the shallow end. I have existing anchors for the existing winter cover; may I specify where the straps will go?
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 Posted: 10/11/2017 

Rosie - You may need to buy a custom cover. Please call us at 407-834-2200 and one of our service reps will help determine what you need.
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 Posted: 10/5/2017 

We have a 12 by 24 rectangular pool with four steps that one and what size cover do we need?
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