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Thread: Solar cover & foam core pipe questions.

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    Apr 2015
    Waterford, MI

    Solar cover & foam core pipe questions.

    Couple questions, I have a 24' round pool. The solar cover as 1 piece is too much to handle. I hate it with a passion.

    1.) I found a place that has 1.5" foam core PVC. I didn't ask if they have 1" foam core, if they do have 1" I might get that. I've read people having problems with 3/4" but havent seen any exp with 1". Think 1" is good?

    2.) Do I need to cap the ends of this pipe, or no?

    3.) 24' round. I'm planning on cutting the cover in half, is this a comfortable size? Should I consider cutting it in 3rds?

    Thank you!
    Michigan - 24'x54" AG, approx 15,000g, 2 center drains, Cartridge filter, Aqua Pro 2hp, 2 speed pump 3.5a@1725w / 10.5a@3450w, AquaCal TropiCal T90 heat pump, Hayward Salt & Swim SWG, Poolskim, Aquabot Rover Jr.

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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Solar cover & foam core pipe questions.

    1) 1" is going to bend a lot but it depends on the length and weight of the cover.

    2) No, you want the water to drain out.

    3) Should be OK. I have a 16' and 19' length but I also use 1 1/2" pipe.
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