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    Cleaning Anchor solid safety cover

    This is my first time opening the pool on my own. The company that I used over that past several years would clean the pool cover by spraying it with an unknown solution and then hosing it down before folding it up while still wet. What should I use to clean it? Is a pressure washer safe to use on it?
    c ya, grivera

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    Re: Cleaning Anchor solid safety cover

    pressure washer is kinda rough, i'd be worried about pressure washing a hole into the cover
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    i've used that cover cleaner before and it worked in terms of unclogging drain panels full of pollen.

    You really don't have the CLEAN them, if you just hose off the debris they will be fine too.

    PS their special soultion could of been dish soap
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    Re: Cleaning Anchor solid safety cover

    Yeah I wouldnt trust a pressure washer near it.

    What I do (err, my wife does) is hit it with a spray mixture of simple green heavily diluted with water. Mostly just to get the big junk off (bird poop, etc). A standard citrus based cleaner will work as well, nothing too strong is required really. (honestly NOTHING is required, just spray the junk off if you like)

    Then we let it dry out in the sun/heat and as we are folding it up sprinkle some Borax into it....in this case Borax isnt to raise the pH, its to keep the insects away from it (since Borax actually does kill/detract ants and stuff).
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    Re: Cleaning Anchor solid safety cover

    Thanks all, would a little bleach in a soap solution be too harsh?
    c ya, grivera

    IG, Cement, 18,600 Gal; DE, SWCG, Nature 2; 1.5 hp pump; Quartz Aggregate, Mid-Atlantic-1st opened 7/07

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    Re: Cleaning Anchor solid safety cover

    Diluted bleach and some soap will be fine.
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