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Thread: Leading edge reinforcement for solar pool cover

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    Join Date
    Jun 2016

    Leading edge reinforcement for solar pool cover

    I have gone through a few "solar" pool covers. The covers as a whole are pretty strong. The problem is when one person *cough* covers the pool at night , over time it's hard to avoid stressing and/or tearing the leading edge.

    Does anyone have a solution to strengthening that edge and attaching a pull cord?

    I think any kind of tape would just degrade and make a mess. Perhaps a mechanical attachment? Like a 16' small-diameter piece of PVC with a slot cut in it? I am having a tough time coming up with a material and fasteners that are buoyant and will stand up to UV, salt and chlorine.

    Has anyone tackled this before?

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    Apr 2013
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Leading edge reinforcement for solar pool cover

    Get a solar roller on Amazon or check out Mas's thread on a DIY solution. They roll out the cover from the center.
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Heliocol solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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