Portable garage?

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    Has anyone use one of these over their pond? Harbor Freight has the 10x15 for $179. these would fit over either one of my ponds and while I expect the cover would only be good for one or two winters it could be removed and replaced with pond netting. Presently using pvc pipe poles and doesn't look too great and the netting sags. What do you all think?
     

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    What are you using it for, to keep the heat in or critters out? I just use a net and if it's set up nice and tight it should not sag. I just used those T fence posts and attached my net to it and so did addy. A rope woven around the edges of the net and attached to the T posts w/ clips works great!
     
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    I've often thought it would make great winter protection here in our cold climate. Probably gets warm enough inside to keep ice to a minimum, if you get the odd sunny day!
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    Our ponds are right on the edge of the woods so was planning on using the cover during fall and winter and swapping out for netting during summer. I use netting now but a lot of small stuff still gets in. Reviews say these covers can withstand heavy winds and some snow. Only possible problems- both ponds are on slopes so not sure how stable this would be and covers are treated with a LOT of chemicals to keep them from rotting.
     
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    They have a 25 and 20 percent off coupons too .Wind may lift it .
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    You could build a permanent sturdy trellis over the pond and then just use different size removable screening for Summer/Winter protection. Would maybe cost more to begin w/ but would last forever. Guess they call them Pergola's also.
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    I actually pounded pipe with an end cap on it into the ground and then slid in a bigger pipe and used a shade sail .I drilled a hole in the pipe and put an eye bolt threw it with a washer on each side and then the nut .You have to put the pipe in the ground pretty deep and at a 20 degree angle so the pipe you put in the ground pipe leans out and is not straight up and down .I rebuilt my waterfall and still have not gotten mine back in .
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