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    Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    I'm looking for a solar cover for my 8'X21' pool. This is about as close as I can find:

    Intex Solar Cover for 18ft X 9ft Rectangular Frame Pools

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    Any thoughts?
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    Looks like any plain solar cover to me, just brand name on it.
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    What I'm wondering is, if it is going to fall apart or disintegrate or whatever, after a week of use?
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    Maybe after a summer, but not a week.
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    I got a full summer's use out of mine last year with no apparent damage. It's in the pool right now under my cover, so I haven't seen yet how it held up over the winter. But I don't expect it to have disintegrated. I'll let you know once I open it back up in a few weeks.
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    pooldv - For some reason I didn't see your post until just now. I already went ahead and ordered the Intex from Amazon. Should be here today so I will report what I think about it and keep up with this as the season progresses.
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    Good deal. I've got my 8mil clear cover sitting in a box waiting for me to cut it and put it on the pool. Also waiting for trees to stop dropping lots-o-stuff into the pool. We can compare notes later.
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    I got my cover and installed it. My pool has an odd shape so I had intended on trimming the cover to match. The cover seems well constructed and even has an edging sewn around the outside edge. Because of that I have decided not to trim it. I had tried turning the 'corners' under but apparently that didn't work because the gnomes are now holding the corners down. Have to ask the wife about that when I talk to her later today.

    I was surprised with the quality so far. It was much thicker then I had expected for the price. Didn't feel at all like a tarp.

    Will update as the season progresses.

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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    Found out why the gnomes are holding the cover. Apparently it is being lifted off the water by the wind. Guess I'm going to have to trim it down, after all.
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    Re: Any experiences with Intex brand solar covers?

    LOL, thanks for helping out gnomes!
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