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    Intex stock cover

    Is there any reason not to use the cover that came with my Intex pool instead of buying a "solar cover".
    I recall using the stock cover on a smaller pool and it seemed to work fine to help keep it warmer. But maybe that was my imagination
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
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    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
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    Re: Intex stock cover

    The cover mostly just reduces heat loss to evaporation. So any cover will do that. If it is opaque, then you may not get as much heat added from the sun during the day, but would certainly help maintain the heat at night.
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    Re: Intex stock cover

    Well, I think I see why it is no good. It sinks. It's also weak so the tie downs break off at the slightest pressure (and there is a ton of pressure because the cover is half under water.
    I will look for a real solar cover.
    How about this one?

    http://www.poolproducts.com/SPP/prod...family_id=2710
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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    Re: Intex stock cover

    Update: with two people to pull the cover, it works just fine. Looking forward to extending our swimming season :P
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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    Re: Intex stock cover

    My Intex cover only lasted 3 uses. The drawstring tore through the cover and I ended up throwing it out.
    16x48 Intex Ultraframe vinyl AGP, 2150 gph sand filter/pump (Intex SF70110), Hayward Skimmer, TF-100 test kit

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