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    Solar Blanket

    Have any of you guys found a solar blanket that lasted more than three years? I've been through two of them now (one 8 mil and one 12 mil) and both started putting small plastic pieces (broken bubbles) in my pool after the third year. I'm willing to pay for a quality blanket but haven't found one yet. Are they all basically the same?
    Dallas, TX. 27,000 gallon in-ground free-form gunite. Built in 2007. DEL60 filter with single speed 2hp Hayward pump. Polaris 360 cleaner with associated booster pump. Stenner chlorine pump and tank. Intermatic P1353ME timer.

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    Re: Solar Blanket

    There are many differences, but none of them lasts all that long. I just buy something inexpensive and light weight every year or two.
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    Re: Solar Blanket

    Reports seem to indicate that your are better off finding the cheapest one you can find and know you will need to replace it ever few years.
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    Re: Solar Blanket

    Thanks guys.
    Dallas, TX. 27,000 gallon in-ground free-form gunite. Built in 2007. DEL60 filter with single speed 2hp Hayward pump. Polaris 360 cleaner with associated booster pump. Stenner chlorine pump and tank. Intermatic P1353ME timer.

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