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    solar cover(blanket)

    HI Everyone, hope everyone had a great winter!!!
    Hey i have to replace my solar cover this year and was wondering if the more expensive ones are worth it or just go with the cheaper ones... I am thinking more expensive is better!!! they are thicker. And does anyone have a good online store to buy them from..
    Thanks
    jim
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    Re: solar cover(blanket)

    The general concensus here is that no matter what you buy it's only going to last a couple of years so buying mid to low priced models work out the best. I may get three years out of my el-cheapo model but that's because I store in inside when it's not being used.
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    Re: solar cover(blanket)

    I've had cheap, midline, and expensive. The expensive one only lasted a year or two longer than the midline ones. So it's up to you if you think it's worth the added expense...
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    Re: solar cover(blanket)

    thanks guys, not really want to spend any more then i have to... iam thinking the middle of the road....
    good to chat with you guys again...hope all went well this winter...
    jim
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: solar cover(blanket)

    Quote Originally Posted by hayfarmer
    hope all went well this winter...
    Is winter voer where you are? I still have feet of snow on my pool.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: solar cover(blanket)

    No just getting spring fever,, i know that i have to get a cover, so i want to have it here before i start to heat her up!!!
    we open up pretty early... late April... swimming by may 1st
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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