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Thread: Solar Cover questions for Intex Ultraframe

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    Wilton, ME

    Solar Cover questions for Intex Ultraframe

    We have a 16' above ground Intex ultraframe pool. 16' Intex (or similar) solar covers are $75+. 15' ones are $25 and 18' ones are $30. Should I get the 15' one and have some gaps, or should I get an 18' one and cut it to fit? I'm not paying $75!

    We also will be putting in pool stairs that have a railing, rather than the ladder. Can I cut slits in the cover to go around the railings?

    Thank you!!!
    Lake swimmers with a 16'x48" Intex Ultra Frame Pool (Came with our house)
    Hoping for a "real" pool someday!

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    duckhunter27's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
    Dannebrog, Nebraska

    Re: Solar Cover questions for Intex Ultraframe

    I would go with the 15 ft yes you can cut slits but I bet you wouldn't have to with the 15 ft . I leave mine lay on the ladder don't want to cut it.
    24ft x 52in Round AGP Heritage pool Aquamaster 19 in sand filter & 1 hp pump. Clear Solar blanket 12 Mil. TF-100 Test Kit. Pool filled June 3rd 2013 well water.

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Solar Cover questions for Intex Ultraframe

    Yep, +1 to a 15 footer. Cutting slits for the ladder is fine. It is best if the cover lies flat on the water so the wind doesn't catch it.
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