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    solar cover

    ok,.... new.... with the solar cover, how do you keep it in place, above ground pool.... wind blow it off even though it was sitting nice on the water, wind gusts up to 20mphthanks
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    Re: solar cover

    When the wind gets to blowing up here in the Tx panhandle we use gallon size zip lock bags filled with water & put it on the corners of the cover & it holds it down just fine
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    Re: solar cover

    If any part of the cover isn't completely flat on the water, the wind will roll it up and blow it off.
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    Re: solar cover

    We have some form of wind all the time here, make sure its flat on the water and also get a little water on top of it so it weighs it down some, I have had no issues and we have add some storms with 70+ winds here.
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    Re: solar cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Britmandogs
    We have some form of wind all the time here, make sure its flat on the water and also get a little water on top of it so it weighs it down some, I have had no issues and we have add some storms with 70+ winds here.
    ditto
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    Re: solar cover

    I put our solar cover on and the pump return was making it float all over the place and bunch up. I put two clamps on it (clamped the cover to the rail) and it's staying put. Is it ok to do this? I"m using the spring type clamps.

    Also I put one of the clamps on right over the skimmer which made the cover go above the water surface because it seemed like suction was better when the cover wasn't right in front of it.
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    Re: solar cover

    easy solution...point your return downward and slightly to the right (away from the skimmer)
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