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Thread: Can I store the solar cover in the pool?

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    Oxford, MI

    Can I store the solar cover in the pool?

    Will be closing our in ground pool this week for the first time (while owned by us). This past spring we found the solar cover in the bushes, half buried in the dirt. I don't think that is a good storage option. We have a safety mesh cover but I was wondering if it would hurt anything if I just rolled out the solar cover into the pool, like how I would on a normal night, and then just put the mesh cover on for the winter. Will it degrade the solar cover or leech plastic into the water or something? Where does anyone else store their solar cover?

    Thanks for your help!
    In-Ground pool: 9,000 gallon / vinyl liner /
    Hayward Vari-Flo XL sand filter / Hayward H-series heater
    Spa: 211 gallon / vinyl inflatable Lay-Z-Spa
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: Can I store the solar cover in the pool?

    I would think that the ice and thaw/freeze cycle would likely tear up the cover if you left it on top of the pool. I would take it off, roll it out on the grass/driveway and let it dry completely. Then roll it up, wrap in plastic and store indoors.
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    New York

    Re: Can I store the solar cover in the pool?

    I would also store it out of the pool as JVTrain suggests. A mattress bag from u-haul etc. makes storing it easy.
    Inground, vinyl liner, 16 x 32 (approx. 21k gallons), roman end w/ bench, 2 Jandy LEG lights
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    SW PA

    Re: Can I store the solar cover in the pool?

    It will not survive the winter if left in the pool.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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