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Thread: Solar Cover Saddles

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    reagan's Avatar
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    May 2011
    NE Ohio

    Solar Cover Saddles

    Someone posted (I think on this forum) solar cover saddles for an AGP. I just received a pool catalog with similar saddles advertised for $84.99 (plus shipping, handling and tax). Granted, the 'kit' contains 5 saddles, 5 mounting brackets, 10 stainless steel pan head bolts and hex nuts, and five mounting pins to attach the saddles to the brackets. But it also requires 1/4" metal drill bit, drill, screwdriver, and small, adjustable wrench.

    I figured I'd post pics of the saddles my wonderful husband made for me out of 2" PVC, a few elbows & caps, and zip ties for under $20.

    He didn't use an adhesive, and although it means ease of taking apart for winter storage, they can come apart easily. The saddles aren't large, so they'll fit in the bin I use. Initially, he installed them every other leg, but that was too far apart for our little 16-foot pool. Three saddles installed on three consecutive legs is perfect to hold our solar cover.
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    Minooka, IL

    Re: Solar Cover Saddles

    Very nice! I would love to do something like this but we're required to have that silly plastic pool fencing. It'd be such a pain to lift the cover over it every time...
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