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Thread: Solar blanket and wind

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    Aug 2011
    Augusta, Kansas

    Solar blanket and wind

    We live in Kansas where the wind comes sweeping down the plains (heated in Oklahoma). We're in the country where there is little to block the wind so our solar blanket on those windy days (which are most days) gets balled up and wadded into a corner (if we're lucky - sometimes it is tossed out of the pool). Hubby and I were talking about somehow attaching some of our empty bleach bottles to hold that sucker down.

    Anyone else have the problem with the "breeze" ripping your blanket off your pool? What solutions have you tried?


    15,000 salty gallons - 32' x 16' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame Pool
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    duckhunter27's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
    Dannebrog, Nebraska

    Re: Solar blanket and wind

    I live in Nebraska in the middle of now where and we get alot of wind but knock on wood our solar blanket stays put. It lays flat on the water and is up tite to edge of pool. now our winter cover was a differant story we had water on it and bleach bottles full of water tied every where and it still would blow up like a balloon.
    24ft x 52in Round AGP Heritage pool Aquamaster 19 in sand filter & 1 hp pump. Clear Solar blanket 12 Mil. TF-100 Test Kit. Pool filled June 3rd 2013 well water.

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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Solar blanket and wind

    Like Duckhunter said, the cover needs to lay flat on the water to minimize opportunities for the wind to lift it.
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