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Thread: Solar Covers

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    tcat's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Austin, TX

    Solar Covers

    I just ordered a 12 mil clear solar cover. I can imagine pollen, leaves, acorns... landing on it. What's the best way to clean it off before removing it? I can see a few options:

    1. vacuum?
    2. pull it towards you and fold debris into it, then shake it off.
    3. pull it off let it fall into the pool and the skimmer and cleaner take care of it.
    4. power leaf blower to one end, then vacuum it (or scoop it out)
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    Jul 2011
    Mesa Arizona

    Re: Solar Covers

    I just roll the cover off. If stuff falls into the pool, it isn't much and my auto vac usually gets most of it. If there are some leaves, I find it's just easier to let them fall into the pool and I net them out before I go for a swim.
    Mesa Arizona. Old school 26,000 gallon in ground plaster pool with sand filter built in 1984.

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    MikeInNH's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Southern NH

    Re: Solar Covers

    I use a pool net on a pole to push it all into one spot and then scoop off most of it. Some ends up in the pool which will get vacuumed out.
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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