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    solar cover

    As I start the pool season in New England, I dread turning on my propane heater this time of year because I know every degree of warmth I get during the day will be lost over night. And that steam I see every morning is money heading towards the sky. Most nights around here have been in the 40's and some even in the 30's.

    So I'm thinking about a solar cover. Since I have a lagoon style in-ground I will have to get a shape and cut to fit. I am looking at 8ml because the shape of my pool would make it difficult to use a reel so I'll be putting off and on manually. I notice on I can buy (1) 18' round section and (2) 14x28 sections all for $117 (light blue) and then cut them to fit (all of them 8ml).

    After doing a lot of reading here, the 3 sections seem to be the best option for manual operation. The $117 price seems very cheap and I am wondering about the quality from Anything I should watch for? or any other suggestions for an alternative plan?

    TF-100 Test kit, 24,000 gal. free form Vinyl. mybluepool AC-600 SWG, STA-RITE S7MD60 DE filter, 3/4 HP STA-RITE MPRA6D pump, Polaris 280 w/booster, Raypack Propane heater, Looplock mesh cover; All located in New England.

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: solar cover

    Sounds like a plan to me
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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