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    Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar Cover

    Hi folks - New to the forum and appreciate this forum and your expertise.

    My first question is - I would like to buy a solar cover so that I can get the water warm as quickly as possible after my install next week.

    Can some members point me in the right direction for a good quality cover and any tips?

    So far my pool will be 24' diameter round without a deck (deck - maybe next year)
    Thanks,


    Scotty Dive

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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    Buy the cheapest one you can find. There is no such thing as a quality solar cover, they all break down within a few years. I speak from experience. The current cover I have was a higher end cover, and it is already full of holes on only its 2nd or 3rd year.
    John
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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    ok,...will do. do you use a reel or do you take it on and off by yourself? I have no deck around this so I am trying to figure out how to remove it and store it when not in use and keep in clean.
    Thanks,


    Scotty Dive

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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    I use a clear cover. If there's alot of sun and air temp is pretty warm leave it off. The sun beating on the water will warm it more. Their best used at night to keep the water temp up so you dont lose heat to evaporation. I have saddles to put the cover in. They work pretty good.


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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    I have a reel. I like it, it seems to make the cover easier to use.
    John
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    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    Go with a clear one.
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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    Clear seems to be double the price - is it really worth it?
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    Scotty Dive

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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    I think a clear works better when it's on for getting the temp up a bit. The sun can penetrate it.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnN
    Buy the cheapest one you can find. There is no such thing as a quality solar cover, they all break down within a few years. I speak from experience. The current cover I have was a higher end cover, and it is already full of holes on only its 2nd or 3rd year.

    I agree on 3 one in 9 years. I bought the blue one as it is half the price. Look at amazon and at Walmart sales going on also InTheSwim

    http://www.intheswim.com/Pool-Covers/

    Here is actually a better price for solar....... http://www.poolpartsonline.com/p-84182- ... 8-mil.aspx


    I found it as I am looking for a winter cover. Intex is terrible and blew off last year so on to a better one and new one. I have not used this company before so anyone who has might speak to there reputation.
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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    Jeff
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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    Look here http://www.solarcovers.com/page/index?g ... 4AodYG0A0g


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    They seem to have the best price, at least for my pool.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
    New to TFPC? Read Pool School a few times, then post questions. PoolMath will help with chemical additions.

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    Re: Above Ground Pool - going in next week -Buying a Solar C

    That's where I got mine.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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