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    Homemade PVC Solar Cover Hanger's

    Well,seen another post on using PVC..Well,I decided to try&pc. some together..I have made mine to just hang over top rail..Work great..Just made them a little to long..Going to shorten them up a little.First go around&turn out very well.Will post picture soon.Had $40 in material using 1in pvc."Thicker wall"..Believe will hold up good.
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    Sounds good, but it would be nice to see a picture or two
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    Got them back on this evening..Got some 1/2 pvc to make a tray in the bottom to saddle the cover instead of just hanging.Gota make another trip to lowe's to get a couple thing's to finish up..I'm very impressed..Just a brain fart&no exact measurement's ,just all by eye.
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    Project is done!!!Here some picture's..I just put this together by eye..
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    Looks good. Thanks for the pics. I might try something like this. We have a solar cover but seldom use it due to it being hard to manage and the problem of where to put it when we take it off.
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    Alway's used a cover since having the pool..Alway's hated taking off&on.But,the benefit's of having one out weigh's the ugg of handling.My pool is old&can't find part's for it no-more so I didn't want to drill any hole's in it..So I figured if I can make them to slip over top rail would be the way..It all come's back apart .The sadle's are glue'd..The bottom 1/2 in. pvc are not glued ..Used tie-strap's to put them together.
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    I really like you design, especially the fact that you do not need to "permanently attach" it too the pool. One thought, could you move the part that is pushing on the metal pool wall, so that it pushes on a vertical instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    I really like you design, especially the fact that you do not need to "permanently attach" it too the pool. One thought, could you move the part that is pushing on the metal pool wall, so that it pushes on a vertical instead?
    Thank's.I thought the samething..But,it's not putting any pressure on the wall.I will keep a eye on it...Surprising that there is no pressure to the wall.The weight is on on the the top rail.The top of the sadles are a tight fit&are held in place on each side of the lip.Take's a little force to get them off&on.
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    I am going to make this for my pool once it is installed. I really like the idea. Going to make a float holder too. Yours looks really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock
    I am going to make this for my pool once it is installed. I really like the idea. Going to make a float holder too. Yours looks really good.
    Thank You...
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    Re: Homemade PVC Solar Cover Hanger's

    Looks great. Do you have any measurements? I know some will be specific to my coping and pool but just looking for more info on what you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericjr7210
    Looks great. Do you have any measurements? I know some will be specific to my coping and pool but just looking for more info on what you did.
    No measurement's.Just did the first one by eye & made the other two off of it..I first made them to long&had to shorten them up..Work's great so far.
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    The saddles are great! I'm going to borrow your design! We have an Intex Ultra Frame, and the cover is so unmanageable. I just logged in to search for this kind of mod.
    thanks for posting the pictures!
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    I took a simple route and folded mine in half, rolled it inside a tarp and used rope and bungee cords to hang it from the fence. It's ugly, but I had it covered with the tarp laying on the ground. (which was even worse)
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    Re: Homemade PVC Solar Cover Hanger's

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson411
    The saddles are great! I'm going to borrow your design! We have an Intex Ultra Frame, and the cover is so unmanageable. I just logged in to search for this kind of mod.
    thanks for posting the pictures!
    They are still holding up.So nice.Wish I had did that alot earlier.
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    Well they are still holding up perfect.No dent's or concern's about them resting on the wall..
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    Re: Homemade PVC Solar Cover Hanger's

    I have often wondered if much of the sediment on the bottom of my pool is coming from the cover being thrown beside the pool. This looks like a great solution, I might even try to do it myself!
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    What a fantastic, inexpensive idea!
    Thanks for posting this - I'm going to have to try a version of this.

    I love my solar cover, it helps keep my temp higher during these cool summer nights.

    I cut my cover in half and it's so much more manageable.
    When I put it back on, I just make sure to overlap the 2 pieces - hasn't moved or blown in the least.
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    The design of the posted pictures is dangerous. 1. makes a great laddeer for kids to climb in pool. 2. push down on the top pipe far fron the pool and you cave in the pool. The original is looking beter to me
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    I bought the Solar Saddle last year for our new pool and just love it...keeps the cover nice and clean and no problems putting it back on the pool or taking it off by myself. Great job designing your own!
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