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    Solar cover question

    So because I'm a cheapskate I figured I'd ask. Been pondering a solar cover for our little pool. Pool is 14', can't find a 14' cover. Did find a 15' cover for $40 I also saw a 10' cover for $14. So the question I have is would the little bit of extra coverage really make a difference over the smaller one? The 10' would fit pretty good I think and I wouldn't have to contend with the ladder coming off of the deck.

    So has anyone used a smaller cover and had good results? Just trying to get the last couple of weeks out of summer without talking like a preteen boy again, no matter how funny the kids find it LOL!

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Solar cover question

    Quote Originally Posted by Super B View Post
    So because I'm a cheapskate I figured I'd ask. Been pondering a solar cover for our little pool. Pool is 14', can't find a 14' cover. Did find a 15' cover for $40 I also saw a 10' cover for $14. So the question I have is would the little bit of extra coverage really make a difference over the smaller one? The 10' would fit pretty good I think and I wouldn't have to contend with the ladder coming off of the deck.

    So has anyone used a smaller cover and had good results? Just trying to get the last couple of weeks out of summer without talking like a preteen boy again, no matter how funny the kids find it LOL!

    Thanks in advance.
    You can get the bigger cover and just cut it to proper width. I use to see little circle s that you could put in pool made of the same solar cover material, but not sure how effective they are or were. I would think you want the pool completely covered.
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    Re: Solar cover question

    More coverage is better. Heat is lost to evaporation at the water surface. A smaller will certainly help and be a lot better than no cover.
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