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 ...
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Step 1: Check the Size
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
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!