in-ground pool help

plantbugOctober 28, 2007

How do you cover you pool for the winter? Mine is 16x32. Anyone use inner tubes to keep the cover up off the water? Any frugal ideas/suggestions will be appreciated. plantbug

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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Whatever you use, throw a submersible pump on top of the cover to collect any rain water you can use for watering your plants. Up North, my pool was about 21 wide and I put a pole across it from which I suspended the pump so the pump wouldn't get clogged with leaves while I was pumping water off the cover. Water is very heavy and even using inner tubes or beach balls didn't prevent the accumulation of water on the cover. Neighbors of mine gave up and just kept their pool uncovered and the filter running on low speed during the winter. They could shock as necessary and the pump , always on, didn't risk freezing and blowing out piping.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2007 at 1:11PM
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We don't cover ours.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2007 at 2:56PM
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