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Thread: Problems with our solar covers...

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    Jul 2011
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Problems with our solar covers...

    We are having quite a bit of problems with our solar covers. We are on our 4th and have had our pool for 3 years. It is an above ground pool - 24' round. Every cover starts to sink and the last one created an algae problem. Our new cover is only 2 weeks old and is already sinking. I have followed the directions exactly. I do cover the solar cover whenever I take it off the pool. Our chlorine level has even been on the low side. Any ideas? I hate buying yet another one. But, I think I will have to get one. Any recommendation on a type that might work well? This one was about $150 from our local pool store.
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    South Carolina

    Re: Please "school" me in solar covers...

    Maybe it's your water chemistry.

    Please post a full set of water test results.

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    Re: Problems with our solar covers...

    I never heard of a solar cover sinking before.
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    Re: Problems with our solar covers...

    It is odd that a solar cover is sinking. They'll usually have a few bubbles burst but they still won't completely sink.
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