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    Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    I was just looking at the boats being shrink wrapped for winter. Can I do that to my above ground pool for winter? I will use the blue food grade barrel instead of pillow. Or is the compression from shrinking too strong for pool?
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    Interesting thought but I have no idea how they get that stuff to work on something that large. Can it be applied for pool use? I imagine if you get it shrunk on there, the pool would take it.

    Anyone around here ever shrink wrap a boat?
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    Never shrink wrapped a pool or a boat!
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    On boats they apply the film and then use a big, gas heat gun to heat shrink the film. So, there is some control over how much heat is applied and how much tension the film gets. It could be a whole new industry.
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    I just want to know if it's possible. I do not want to use the pillow because it might lost the air

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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    On boats there is usually a high point that creates the tension and slope necessary to keep the weight of snow from being a problem, I think?
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    I suspect that boat wrap stuff is not cheap
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    There is why I want to use the blue barrel. Also 32ft x 100ft marine shrink wrap is about $250 this you can cut to 3 pieces so it should last 3 seasons.

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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Pysiek View Post
    I just want to know if it's possible. I do not want to use the pillow because it might lost the air

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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    Would you post a pic of a shrink wrapped boat? Sounds interesting to do it for a pool. How would you wrap it around the pool? Wouldn't the ends need to meet or would it stick to the deck? What kind of pool are you referring to - AG or IG?

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    Sorry, I see you have an above ground pool so that makes more sense.
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    Re: Marine shrink wrap as pool cover

    Shrink Wrapping a boat - YouTube a boat being shrink wrapped

    Shrink Wrap an RV for Storage - YouTube, a RV being shrink wrapped.

    I have no idea where to get the shrink wrap, call your local boating store, Google is your best friend as well.
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