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    Solar Cover for 16' Intex

    Does anyone have a recommendation on brands? Looking to place an order this afternoon. Was hoping someone might chime in first. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Solar Cover for 16' Intex

    I don't have a specific brand I like, but generally getting the thinnest is best since they tend to not last very long regardless of thickness, etc.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Solar Cover for 16' Intex

    Amen to Linen. You'll get one full season out of it, and maybe a second, but by the third it will be crunchy and fragile and your pool and yard will be filled with little blue plastic circles.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: Solar Cover for 16' Intex

    Thank you. I was getting ready to buy a 16mil at more than twice the price hoping it would last longer. I will go with the 8 mil.

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    Re: Solar Cover for 16' Intex

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtcampbelld
    Thank you. I was getting ready to buy a 16mil at more than twice the price hoping it would last longer. I will go with the 8 mil.
    If you haven't bought it yet, check Craigslist. You maybe able to find a think one for less than the price of a thin one.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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    Re: Solar Cover for 16' Intex

    Thanks but I did get one already. Should be delivered today!

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