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Thread: Looking for solar cover recommendations

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Richmond, Virginia

    Looking for solar cover recommendations

    I have a 24' round above ground and am shopping for a solar cover. Some say black is best, others clear. Not sure which color and what mil (thickness). So many out there. Thanks for any suggestions, recommendations, etc.
    18' x 4' AG Vinyl liner
    Waterway 100lb sand filter with 1 1/2 hp pump
    Middle TN

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    Waterbear says it better than I can:

    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Standard 12 mil blue/silver give the best bang for the buck. thinner ones will only last about a season, thicker ones don't last enough addiional time to justify the higher price and, since the purpose of a cover is to prevent heat loss by evaporation at night and NOT to heat the pool during the day (uncovering the pool is FAR more effective) the color is moot.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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