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Thread: 12' or 15' Solar Cover for 13' Pool?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Cleveland, OH

    12' or 15' Solar Cover for 13' Pool?

    Hello All,

    I've been reading the forum for a year now and have learned a TON here. Thank you for the resources and sharing of knowledge. My pool has been crystal clear due to the methods I've learned here.

    Most of what I've needed to know up to now I've been able to find by searching. But this question I couldn't find and I'm hoping someone can help direct me.

    I have a 13' round Summer Escapes metal frame pool (same as Intex I believe).

    I'm finding out that 13' is an "odd" size, and we desperately need a solar cover due to the lovely Cleveland weather.

    I cannot find a 13' solar cover, only 12' or 15'.

    I understand some of them have some overlap to account for water drop... some descriptions say as much as 3' overlap.

    Looking for your opinions on whether you'd order a 12' and cross my fingers that it is big enough (would the solar "bubbles" only cover 11' or so...) or would you order a 15' and see how it fits or even trim it?

    The one I've been looking at is here:

    Please let me know your thoughts, and thanks in advance for any feedback!


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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: 12' or 15' Solar Cover for 13' Pool?

    Welcome to TFP!

    What is the price difference? I would get the bigger one and trim it if needed.
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    Jul 2014
    Cleveland, OH

    Re: 12' or 15' Solar Cover for 13' Pool?

    Thanks for the reply Jason, that's what I was leaning towards
    12' = $25.86+6.99 shipping ($32.85 total)
    15'= $39.99 + Free Shipping
    So, $7.14 difference.

    Plus since the 15' qualifies for Free Super Saver shipping, I can tack on a few other low-dollar items I've been needing from Amazon

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