IMG_1131.jpgI just wanted to share with you what we did to make removing our solar blanket easier for our above ground pool. I'll give you the possible negative first... you have to be in the pool to do this. But then I'd be getting in to swim anyway.
I bought 4 2.5' bungee cords with the hooks covered in a thin plastic at Ace Hdware. I hang the cords around my neck and get into pool. I push and sort of accordian pleat the cover as I go towards the other side. I hook the cord over the rim and hook the other end over the cover and under it, hooking that end onto the underwater rim. When I say rim, it is not the "side of the pool" but the rim of the piece that fits over the side of the pool. I hook the other cords spaced to secure the blanket around the inside curve of the pool. I still have plenty of room to swim and the blanket is floating on the water and so no heavy lifting is required. When we are done swimming, last one out unhooks the cover and unfolds it by letting it redrift over the water. Sometimes takes a little bit of maneuvering, but you would get the hang of it. No wear and tear on the cover and one person can do it.
I'm also planning to experiment a bit with "Heatsvr" liquid cover. Our heat pump needs repairing and so no heat right now. I'm not planning to jump into 70 degree water while it is only 60 outside. So no cover on pool yet. I thought I'd try some liquid cover to see what it did. Anyway....Happy Swimming Season!