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    14' Solar Cover

    I the owner of a 14' Intex Ultra Frame pool. It's the best kind... it was free!

    Anyway, it seems to be an odd size, and it's even discontinued from Intex. I'm having trouble locating a solar cover for it. I'm hoping with all the expertise and experience on this forum, someone can point me in the right direction.

    This will be my 3rd season with the pool. Being a small pool the water temp fluctuates ALOT, and the water never really stayed warm enough to swim in. (it was too cold for my wife to get in on the 4th of July last year!)

    Your advice it greatly appreciated!
    Intex UltraFrame 14ft x 48in deep, 3,700 Gallon, Intex 14-Inch Krystal Clear 1,600 gph Sand Filter Pump, Taylor K-2006

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    Re: 14' Solar Cover

    Welcome to TFP!

    Most likely the best you will be able to do is buy a 15' cover and cut 6" off per side with scissors. The solar covers cut easily and that's how I do it for my free form pool.
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    Re: 14' Solar Cover

    A quick question about solar covers.

    Does it need to sit completely within the frame of the pool?
    And are they usually secured in some way or just free floating?
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    Re: 14' Solar Cover

    I just bought my first cover and will need to cut to size as well.

    From all the reading on this forum I have learned:

    1. Always place the cover bubble side down.

    2. When trimming to fit, it's good to have 2 inches of clearance between the cover and the walls.

    as far as I know just free floating.

    and some folks say (depending on size) that cutting the cover in half or even thirds makes
    it easier to remove and place. But I think thats for larger and free form styled pools.
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    Re: 14' Solar Cover

    Yes, to all of that and free floating too! Here's to warm pool water!
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    Re: 14' Solar Cover

    It's easy to cut. Mine is pretty close to the size of the pool. Here's a link to a movie I made showing me cutting the cover. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...l=1#post758881
    Hope it helps.

    I did the cutting using regular scissors, nothing fancy. So far very happy with the cover.
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