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Thread: Solar cover on all winter

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    Solar cover on all winter

    Hi Guys. I was wonder can i leave the solar cover on and use my winter cover over the top of it... i have a mesh winter cover with the springs. The reason I am asking is that we have mice and if i put it in the garage they may chew holes in the solar cover. I know that the bleach will probably shorten the life of the solar cover but so will mice....
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    Re: Solar cover on all winter

    I would hazard to guess that this would be fine to do. I don't think that the chlorine would hurt it all that much as I think that the main destructive force for solar covers isn't so much the chlorine, but UV rays. But with the winter cover over the top of it, that eliminates the UV problem. I'd rather let it float for the winter than have the mice make a house out of it.
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    Re: Solar cover on all winter

    Does it freeze out your way? The bubbles probably would not survive that. Otherwise, yeah, go for it.
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    Re: Solar cover on all winter

    yes it does freeze pretty hard out here...
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    Re: Solar cover on all winter

    I would not leave it on if it freezes. the bubbles will likely rupture and you'll end up having to replace it anyway. I suppose you could experiment....
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