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    Finding a good solar cover

    I purchased a solar cover from solarcovers.com.

    I thought purchasing online would be OK and cheaper.

    However, after two weeks, the bubbles in this cover have become deflated.
    In fact, it is worse the the cover I replaced. So some advice, the quality of this cover is not good.

    Is there any good place to order a solar cover online that has good quality?
    --Michael--
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    I've ordered mine from ebay with good luck. Have you tried contacting the company? I would assume there is at least some sort of warranty?
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    solarcovers.com is just another poolsupplies.com AKA Leisure Living website. They do warranty their covers. The cheapest ones have atleast a 1 year full warranty. I bought one for my pool at the beginning of the season, the best clear model they make, but I haven't used it yet as I didn't put the pool up this year. However it seems sturdy. Give them a call, they should make it right, I do know it said in the warranty somewhere that I read that your chemistry has to be good in order to get a claim. No high chlorine as it will destroy the cover (and I remember this sticking out in my mind as I think they wanted really low chlorine levels). There should have been a paper in with the cover detailing the warranty.
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    I have had great luck with this company and two issues I had with a few orders were taken care of with 100% satisfaction. Contact them to discuss.

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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    I bought my 12mil clear cover from them and it's lasted 3 years. It finally started falling apart but I never take it inside. and never cover it like I should either.
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    I've never had a problem with them.
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    Thanks for everyone's advice for me to contact customer service.
    I did and they told me to send in a picture of the cover.
    I did, and they said they would send to the manufacturer for replacement.
    I will update this thread if they in fact do replace it.
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    Glad to hear it
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    My current cover is from them, 12mil - 1 year old, I've kept it covered when not in use and it's not showing any wear.
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    Re: Do not order from www.solarcovers.com

    I assume http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-x-38-Rectang ... ceRpt=true is who you're talking about (or an arm of them). I plan on ordering one of these... 12 mill clear. I have odd kidney shaped pool, only 350 sq. ft., approx what will this weigh? Not planning on a reel.
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    Re: Finding a good solar cover

    Sorry for the long delay, but I did get the replacement cover.
    I did have to contact customer service a few times and send some pictures, and then follow up again, but did get a packaged delivered.
    I left it all packaged up until this past weekend, opened it and installed the new cover.
    So far so good, so this company does stand by their warranty.
    --Michael--
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