There is another thread going right now about solar covers. I would really like to use one AND wind is an issue here for anything in addition I don't want a reel nor do I have room for one.Originally Posted by JasonLion
Jason says, "unless the sections start blowing off (which is rare but can be an issue in especially windy areas)." I would consider my location to be "especially windy". 20 mph is a gentle breeze, normal windy day can be 40 mph, not unusual for 50 mph on a little bit more windy day. Storms and high winds can reach above 60 and 70 mph. Still day is < 20 mph; true still day is highly unusal and is scary. We sometimes get really still before tornadoes start moving in and the sky turns a wierd grey/yellow color.
Ever see newscasters fighting to stay upright when reporting hurricanes, or in gale force winds, or extreme blizzards? That's a normal high wind or storm wind speed for us. It rarely "rains" in my part of Texas; it is usually "toad chockers" with extreme winds. Past few days we've had normal spring windy days at or above 50 mph. This part of Texas has had a wind advisory but it is much stronger out here on the escaprment.
So................ when people report "never had it blow off" just what kind of wind are we speaking about????????
I really don't mean to be argumentative but most people can't appreciate truly extreme environments nor have very few people actually experienced extreme conditions.
What is one to do????? Is there any cheap, easily applied, easy to put on/easy to pull off solution so that a solar cover won't blow across my little valley and land, shredded and snagged in the trees on the cliff across from the pool?
I have never seen any solar covers out this way; only fixed for winter or automated built in with pool build and extremely heavy so that repairs to the roll up mechanisms are usually needed yearly. It's similar to my "Favorite Most Trusted Pool Guy" telling me recently, when asked, that no pools he services out here are filtered by anything other than DE because of the silt and wind.
Again speculation is not needed; real world experience greatly appreciated.
HELP and Thanks, gg=alice