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    DIY Liquid Covers?

    just curious, and maybe a stupid question but...what else (if anything) is in liquid solar covers besides isopropyl alcohol? I've used those on occasion with some success, but I don't like paying $10 a bottle for them. From the looks and smell of it, it's just alcohol and food coloring!
    Is it a big bad no-no to simply use household rubbing alcohol, which is $3 a bottle, as an alternative to the $10/bottle stuff?

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    Re: DIY Liquid Covers?

    Without knowing, I wouldn't do it in my pool.
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    Re: DIY Liquid Covers?

    Ya know, I'm curious about this as well... It's gotta have something else, because conventional wisdom says that Iso. Alcohol increases evaporative properties-- not decreases...
    I always assumed it was some sort of oil-like substance... but I can't figure it out.

    So... I guess, it's time to "phone-a-friend":

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    Hey Geek *, any thoughts...?
    What's up with all these "chemical/liquid covers"?
    Small words, please-- okay? Well, medium ones are alright, too.

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