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ArizonaRalphie
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Solar Covers

Postby ArizonaRalphie » Wed 15 Jun, 2005 10:25

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My 20 x 40 fiberglass pool is in it's 2nd. year. We really love it, but the damn solar cover is giving us fits. Every time we roll it back I have to net at least 100 blue triangles which have seperated from the cover. Are there covers without this problem or am I going to have to invest $165 every two years?

TIA
Ralph


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Postby Gov » Wed 15 Jun, 2005 20:55

I did hear that they only last about 2 -3 years due to the sun & cholrine...sorry.
I'm only in my second year, and it still looks good except for some tears at the seams...
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Postby econdave » Thu 16 Jun, 2005 05:44

I assume you shock your pool at night, if so dont put the cover on. Chlorine is corrosive and will eat the cover. Also cover your solar cover with a white plastic sheet when it is rolled up so the sun doesnt beat on it.
Fabio

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Postby Fabio » Sat 18 Jun, 2005 19:22

Ralph, it all depends on the sorroundings also of your pool. Yes Chlorine will do some damage to it, but like your pool, the investment in your solar cover needs to be considered. Sunbathers is a great make. If you wish to have more details email me direct.

Good luck
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Postby econdave » Tue 21 Jun, 2005 05:23

do you keep your cover on during the day? if so, does it heat the pool faster?
ArizonaRalphie
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Postby ArizonaRalphie » Tue 21 Jun, 2005 09:08

When not in use, we do keep the cover on. Not sure that it speeds up heating, but does prevent heat loss during the night. Problem is that my wife likes the pool at 90 degrees or more. Other than that I wouldn't bother to pull it on and off. This time of year our outside temperature averages about 110.

Ralph
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wow

Postby Gov » Tue 21 Jun, 2005 18:22

90 degrees!!!
I don't think my pool ever gets that hot!
That would be like bath water!
I leave mine on unless people are swimming in it.
Mine is only around 78 right now up here in Michigan...
Guest

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Postby Guest » Wed 22 Jun, 2005 05:57

my pool got as high as 82 once or twice, upstate n.y.
guest

Postby guest » Mon 01 Aug, 2005 18:34

mine gets to 92 degrees. In the beggining of summer its warm but you get used to it and it doesn't feel that high at all.

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