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    Protect Coverstar auto cover

    We have had our first winter with the pool closed, and the vinyl auto cover held up to the elements just fine. At install, the builder said the cover should last ten to fifteen years. I'd be super happy if I could push that out farther.

    Coverstar literature says to put nothing on it to treat the vinyl. I asked the builder what do we do in the real world? He said Aerospace 303 protectant.

    So... what does the TFP community say?

    Obviously the cover spools up and the wet underside touches the treated topside, then rolls back out again so there could be some contamination in the water. I would make sure that any application would be completely dry before opening the cover.

    Amazon has a quart squirt bottle for $20, and a gallon jug for $50. I would go with the gallon and transfer it to a pump sprayer to be able to reach out to the center of the pool. Anybody doing this, and seen a better deal?

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    Chris
    Chris | 16' x 34' 16,000 gallon | IG Vinyl | Pentair Tagelus sand filter | Jandy 2hp epump | AquaPro PRO1300 heat pump | Coverstar auto cover | Taylor K-2006 | built August, 2016.

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    Re: Protect Coverstar auto cover

    Skippy just uses a little car wash cleaner and a big push broom to scrub the cover with and then rinses it well.

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    Re: Protect Coverstar auto cover

    IIRC I used dish detergent and a brush on a handle to scrub it after two or three years. Then applied that Aerospace 303 protectant - good stuff. I will do it again this year. One gallon will cover 2 or 3 applications. Yeah, just let it dry then the extent that it transfers to the water will be completely inconsequential in relation to your water volume. I paid right around that.
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    Re: Protect Coverstar auto cover

    Thanks, guys!
    Chris | 16' x 34' 16,000 gallon | IG Vinyl | Pentair Tagelus sand filter | Jandy 2hp epump | AquaPro PRO1300 heat pump | Coverstar auto cover | Taylor K-2006 | built August, 2016.

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    Re: Protect Coverstar auto cover

    The longest we have seen for life is 9 years. That was a light gray color
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    Re: Protect Coverstar auto cover

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp View Post
    The longest we have seen for life is 9 years. That was a light gray color
    What preventative steps have you tried to protect and prolong them?
    Chris | 16' x 34' 16,000 gallon | IG Vinyl | Pentair Tagelus sand filter | Jandy 2hp epump | AquaPro PRO1300 heat pump | Coverstar auto cover | Taylor K-2006 | built August, 2016.

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