Introduction: Above-Ground Pool Screen

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An above ground pool is a magnet to bugs and tree-debris. We tried a cover but it sinks and it is a pain to remove and put on. Looked into commercial screens and the cost was 3x the pool cost. One day while at WalMart I saw a hexagon shaped meal tent. On a whim I purchased it as a cover for the pool. Here are the results ...

Step 1: Check the Size

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The pool we bought is available at Sam's Club for about $280. It is about 16' across and 4' deep. I was looking for a meal-tent that was hexagon in shape and 16' x 16'. I found one at WalMart for $48.49 , but the size was 15' x 13'. .. Let's give it a shot...

Step 2: Build the Tent and Cover the Pool

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Put the tent together. Open both "doors" then cover the pool. Attach the tent to the pool at each door piece. I used some bungee cords that I had laying around.

That's it! Enjoy!


GinaR29 (author)2016-06-17

I did this to my pool worked perfectly!!!

Janery ElenorS (author)2016-03-26

Do y know what brand did u have???

LynzStrader (author)2014-09-08

think this could work on the metal above ground pools?

pabluski (author)LynzStrader2014-09-11

If you can find a canopy/tent big enough - sure. The biggest challenge is that the tents/canopies are not very UV resistant and so the sun eats them up in 3 months or so.

nconn (author)2011-06-10

we are going to get a pool like this because it got good deals

nconn (author)2011-06-10

we are going to get this pool

Pkranger88 (author)2008-07-09

Well, I gotta hand it to ya, you're resourceful. It would've been cool if you could've gotten one that was more of a circle. I had a thought about screen: If you were to get some surplus aluminum extrusion and a couple rolls of window screen, you might be able to make a removable pool cover screen for when you're not using it. Still, very nice.

pabluski (author)Pkranger882008-07-09

I priced out doing a pvc pipe and mosquito net cover. It was going to be over $400 ... hard to beat $50.

Pkranger88 (author)pabluski2008-07-10

Sounds good.

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