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    Solar cover issues!

    Bought a clear one last summer. Did research and it came up that they were the same. The pool co. I got the clear one was offering a warranty so I went with a clear one! By august my liner was completely white! It had bleached it out! I was sick all summer so never noticed till later! Anyone else with this problem?



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    Re: Solar cover issues!

    Same experience. Clear does not stay so clear. That is why the.heat gain with clear and blue is not that much different. That's also why I have stuck with blue the last two covers. They are lighter and cheaper.
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    Re: Solar cover issues!

    I don't think mine was ever clear. It might be less clear now from UV exposure. I don't think bleach would turn it white. They only last a few years anyway. The real point of the cover is stop evaporative heat loss overnight.
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