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    Cover Free health concerns

    My pool company has recommended Cover Free. I have a free form pool so covering it meant that we did not use it much as I couldn't remove it alone when I wanted to swim. Our nights are cool so I usually just swim in cool water. Now, however, I have 4 grandchildren who need it warmer. My concern is 1. the chemical getting into their mouths when they swim (freshwater pool), and 2. how will the chemical react to sunscreen residue that will also be surface. I suspect they might bond and end up stuck in the filter rather than return to the pool??? Please don't worry about being too technical if you have a response to why or why not either of these questions might be a concern.

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    Re: Solar Rings

    My new "pool people" tell me the rings are "awesome". I am considering those or the liquid cover. I just posted on the page about liquid solar cover products. I have always maintained my own pool but with life becoming overwhelmingly busy I have had to enlist some help. A solar cover on our free form pool was making it too difficult to manage when I found time for a quick swim. Any other suggestions?

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    Re: Cover Free health concerns

    If you want the benefits of a solar cover you need to get a real solar cover. Many users here have consistently reported very poor results with both cover rings and liquid cover products.
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    Re: Cover Free health concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by swmlvr
    My pool company has recommended Cover Free. I have a free form pool so covering it meant that we did not use it much as I couldn't remove it alone when I wanted to swim. Our nights are cool so I usually just swim in cool water. Now, however, I have 4 grandchildren who need it warmer. My concern is 1. the chemical getting into their mouths when they swim (freshwater pool), and 2. how will the chemical react to sunscreen residue that will also be surface. I suspect they might bond and end up stuck in the filter rather than return to the pool??? Please don't worry about being too technical if you have a response to why or why not either of these questions might be a concern.
    Most children are much more tolerant of the cold water then grownups are. Let them swim, they'll tell you when they are cold.

    PS: as much as they run around playing , they aren't going to get cold!
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    Re: Cover Free health concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdad

    Most children are much more tolerant of the cold water then grownups are. Let them swim, they'll tell you when they are cold.

    PS: as much as they run around playing , they aren't going to get cold!
    My 4 year old nephew will sit there with teeth chattering and blue lips and will tell me he's not cold.


    I've used a liquid cover starting last year. From what I've seen, it's not even close to a regular solar cover, even in mild temperatures. It does seem to help during the early spring and late fall with my water evaporation if I use both the liquid and the cover. So, I use it for the first and last months of the season to reduce my refill rate.
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