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    Question solar cover question to keep it in place

    Need some help is there anything you can do to keep your solar cover on the pool? I have a 4' x 24' round above ground pool and the west wind is strong where I live and nothing to stop the wind. Any ideas if you have any should would help..
    thanks for all your help

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    Re: solar cover question to keep it in place

    Quote Originally Posted by cobrahd1999 View Post
    Need some help is there anything you can do to keep your solar cover on the pool? I have a 4' x 24' round above ground pool and the west wind is strong where I live and nothing to stop the wind. Any ideas if you have any should would help..
    thanks for all your help
    I have the exact same issue with a 28' x 54" round Doughboy Tuscany.

    Is there a solar cover anchor or perimeter clip system anyone knows of?

    Help us!!

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    Re: solar cover question to keep it in place

    Fill 3 or 4 empty chlorine jugs with pool water and throw them on the top of the cover. They won't sink and it holds it in place. Place one for every quarter of cover.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: solar cover question to keep it in place

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom View Post
    Fill 3 or 4 empty chlorine jugs with pool water and throw them on the top of the cover. They won't sink and it holds it in place. Place one for every quarter of cover.
    should I put them on the outside of the perimeter about a foot or so in so they are not to close to the edge does that sound right? thanks for you reply. I will have to save some milk bottles since I don't use chlorine. lol

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    Re: solar cover question to keep it in place

    Yep, about a foot in.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: solar cover question to keep it in place

    Thanks for the tip. Seems to be doing the trick on keeping it down on the water, and I poured some water on top of it to help.

    My set up has the roll up reel right in the center span of the pool and between the straps and the fold over for clip attachment the wind was grabbing those like a kite and shifting the cover with the wind. You'll get a kick out of this redneck trick to keep it to the West side...but it's working so far. I have one of those big black spring binder clips attached to a bungee that is holding the west edge of the solar cover to keep it from drifting.

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    I'll add a pic of how it's rigged, if I think of it. Hoping the deck we put around pool next month takes care of some of it. Bungee is outside of pool away from liner.

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