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    Solar cover thickness?

    Hi all, need to purchase a new solar cover this year and didn't realize that there's different thickness, mil?
    So need some advise on what mil to purchase?
    Pools a 18x33 agp with a solar reel incase it matters, let me know what you guys think and thank you!

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    Re: Solar cover thickness?

    Cheapest you can find. They all seem to have a short life regardless of the thickness.
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    Re: Solar cover thickness?

    Ok great
    I was worried about the straps from the cover reel ripping the cover at the points where they attach to the cover if covers too thin but if you guys don't think it matters then I am definitely ok with the cheapest one I can find, found a few for pretty cheap on the big auction site

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    Re: Solar cover thickness?

    Hmm .. you raise a point I had not considered regarding pulling the cover onto a reel ... I am not sure how the straps attach.

    Perhaps we should wait for further comments.
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    Re: Solar cover thickness?

    The straps should be connected over a fair length of cover, not at just a narrow strip, and not have any problems even with thinner covers.
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    Re: Solar cover thickness?

    I've had the best luck with 12 mil covers, particularly those made by Midwest Canvas. They are handled by several retailers, but I bought mine on Amazon.

    Lighter covers didn't last, and I don't think I'd want to mess with a heavier cover.
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    Re: Solar cover thickness?

    Thank you all!
    One more question... Is it better to stay under a certain mil for pool reels?

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