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    Protect solar cover when not in use

    I just purchased a solar blanket/cover for my above ground pool and the saddle hooks to hold it while we are swimming. I have read that direct sunlight is harmful to the solar blanket when it is not on the pool. How am I supposed to protect it from the sun while it is laying in the hooks?

    I am new to this forum (and to pool ownership in general) so any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Protect solar cover when not in use

    Welcome to TFP!

    Most folks use a tarp and maybe some bungee cords to hold it.
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    Re: Protect solar cover when not in use

    Thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely try a tarp which is something I had not considered.

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    Re: Protect solar cover when not in use

    Did your bubble cover not come with a white plastic cover?

    the last 2 I bought did.
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    Re: Protect solar cover when not in use

    Mine didn't, I got chooched.
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    Re: Protect solar cover when not in use

    No, all I received was the solar blanket itself. I bought a tarp today. Hope it works.

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    Re: Protect solar cover when not in use

    I was supposed to keep that white ripstop bag mine came in? Oops, I threw it away already. I can't imagine shoving my cover back in there anyway honestly. I made the DIY cover roller, and I just plan on rolling mine up and putting them in my storage room.

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