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    question about solar covers

    I have a 16ft Intex pool & I am looking at getting a solar cover for it.

    My choices are either a 15ft or an 18ft. I am leaning towards the 18ft so that I dont have any open space not covered. Should I trip down the cover or would it be best to leave it hanging over?

    Also if I do trim it down, do i trim it to float on the water?
    Intex 16ftx32ftx52in rectangular / Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 21in sand filter / Intex SWG / still saying solar panels coming next year

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    Re: question about solar covers

    If there was a decent price difference I'd go with the 15'. Having a few inches uncovered doesn't affect the heat retention a lot. If I were to get the 18' Id' definitely trim it to lay flat on the water.
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    question about solar covers

    Covers seem to always be over sized anyway so I'd get the 15. I have a 18ft pool and my covers are always 19ish ft and need trimming anyway.
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    Re: question about solar covers

    ok. sounds like I am going for the 15ft then. Thanks for the advice
    Intex 16ftx32ftx52in rectangular / Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 21in sand filter / Intex SWG / still saying solar panels coming next year

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