Winter Pool Cover

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Michelle posted this 25 August 2016

We have a 15 x 24 oval pool.  Haven't had much luck with pool covers due to high winds.  I've read mesh covers allow water to seep into pool - will this also allow the dirt etc that lays on the cover to enter as well, or should I purchase a more solid cover and pump water off the pool cover?  Also - if draining 12" or a bit more, what size should I order?  Thank you much!

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InyoRob posted this 25 August 2016

Hello Michelle - We'd be glad to assist you. Do you have an above ground or inground pool?

Michelle posted this 25 August 2016

Above ground.

InyoRob posted this 25 August 2016

The mesh covers have pros and cons. The pro is that it will allow water to pass through and you don't have to use a cover pump. The con is that it will allow dirt to pass through. This will create more clean up time in the spring. The closest cover we have for a 15'x26' pool is the cover for a 15'x30' pool. The model number is WC626.

The other option is a solid cover. The pro is that it prevents dirt from passing through. The negative is that you need to keep an eye on it and drain the water off when needed. If you decide to go with the solid cover, we recommend the K2 cover. Again, the closest we have is for a 15'x30' pool. The model number is PL8920.

We recommend using an air pillow with the solid cover. An air pillow placed in the center of the pool will allow water to funnel to the edges. Otherwise the water would build up in the center. The weight of the water in the center could pull the cover into the pool or rip a hole in it. The pillow also protects the pool walls by absorbing pressure caused by expanding ice. A 4' x 15' air pillow should be sufficient.

You also mentioned the wind being a problem. Both types of covers come with a cable and winch. If the cable and winch is not enough, we have additional options to help keep the cover in place. This includes cover clips, Cover Loc or the winter cover seal (think saran wrap).

Hopefully this helps. Thank you for shopping with INYOpools.com!

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Michelle posted this 25 August 2016

One last question - when you are talking about inches when draining the pool - what are you using as the starting or measuring point?  12" from the top of the pool?

InyoRob posted this 25 August 2016

We recommend draining the water level 6" below the skimmer.

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