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Thread: Solar Cover Under Solid Cover???

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    May 2007
    Staten Island NY

    Solar Cover Under Solid Cover???

    Does anyone think it is a good idea or bad idea to leave a solar cover in a pool underneath a solid cover? I doubt it will hurt the solar cover or the pool but am not sure.

    I live in Staten Island NY where we do get consistently freezing weather. How solid the pool water gets....I'm not sure, but if I had to guess, 1st foot or so.
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    Silver Spring, MD
    I doubt that it would cause any problems, but I don't see any advantages either.
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    Mantua, NJ
    I do not leave the solar cover in the pool over winter. I would think the panel will crack when you have ice.

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    I don't know for sure, but I would think that the life of the solar cover would be shortened.
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    We did it one year with an old cover after we had bought a new one. It had no advantages, but the solar cover got skanky under there and it made opening the pool harder. Would not do it again.

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    I left mine on last winter in NJ as it made it a lot easier to put the winter cover on. The cover did not suffer and damage.
    20x40 IG vinyl, heatpump and solar and 3 siberian huskies, 10kw PV solar electric system. Nikon Photographer D800e dSLR.

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