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    what to do with a solar cover during winter

    does ice harm a solar cover if i leave it on the pool throughout the winter?
    25,000 gal in ground concrete kidney shaped swimming pool approx. 25 years old with EC65 earth filter & a Hayward pump (I think it is a 1 1/2 Hp). Pump and filter are housed in shed out of the elements. Plumbing is 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe

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    Re: what to do with a solar cover during winter

    I take mine off, roll it out across the yard and using the pool brush I scrub it with a bleach/water solution. Mine usually is grimy on the top due to leaves. I then leave it sit and dry out, then roll it back onto the reel and put it in the basement.

    Leaving it on the pool will shorten its life.
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    Re: what to do with a solar cover during winter

    Yeah, I not keep it on the pool, it will probably start disintegrating. We keep ours on its reel in the garage, which usually works well. Last year though we had some critter, probably a mouse, eat a hole through the rolled up layers of the cover.
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    Re: what to do with a solar cover during winter

    One of those plastic deck boxes would probably work if you don't have a reel.
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    Re: what to do with a solar cover during winter

    thanks for your responses
    25,000 gal in ground concrete kidney shaped swimming pool approx. 25 years old with EC65 earth filter & a Hayward pump (I think it is a 1 1/2 Hp). Pump and filter are housed in shed out of the elements. Plumbing is 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe

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