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    Request for Pictures of Rolled up Solar Blankets Please

    After reading many posts I've decided that the color of the solar cover I want to get is not a huge factor as I'm only going to be using it at night, removed every morning when dogs go out to that yard.

    So................. I'm most concerned about what the cover looks like on the reel when it is rolled up.

    Request for pictures of your solar blanket on reel (or even rolled up and not on a reel) please.

    Thanks, gg=alice
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    Re: Request for Pictures of Rolled up Solar Blankets Please

    I'll try to get a pic of ours in the morning both on the pool and on the roller. We just got back home so I went out and put ours on a few minutes ago 8:40pm. It literally takes 5 minutes to put it on and take it off.
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    Re: Request for Pictures of Rolled up Solar Blankets Please

    Thanks, appreciate.
    1981, 25K, IG, Blue Plaster 1996, somewhat oval, widens a bit at shallow end, 1.5" pipes, 2" at Pad, 1 separate main drain, 1 skimmer, 4 returns + dedicated cleaner return, 10 ft deep end with very fast decline from shallow, Pentair Quad 80 DE, Pentair Intelliflo VF, 3/4 HP Booster Pump (equipment pad about 8 ft below top of pool), Challanger 3/4 Trash/Emergency Pump 120v, Polaris 280 (pressure), iRobot Verro cleaner (robotic), Aquabot Turbo (robotic), Jacuzzi Tracker 4X (vacuum) Pool Blaster (Buster), Two (2) PoolSkims, Solar Breeze (solar powered top skimmer) (beta to ver. 2, release date 2010), ColorSplash LED replacement bulb. Aries 550 gal separate spa, 2002 (our 3rd and BEST spa) , BBB-Bromine

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    Re: Request for Pictures of Rolled up Solar Blankets Please

    Here a few.
    Cover on pool.

    Rolled up over pool.

    Rolled up and swung off to side of pool.


    Maybe this will give you an idea of how it looks.
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    Re: Request for Pictures of Rolled up Solar Blankets Please

    You always want to cover the solar cover when it is rolled up. If you don't the cover will absorb a lot of heat without the ability to cool itself (because it isn't in the water). You will cause your cover to degrade doing this. The air bubbles will start to pop and the cover itself can come apart too.

    So it really doesn't matter what the cover looks like rolled up. The better question is what color is your cover to slip over the rolled up solar cover. They are usually white because that reflects the most amount of light and heat so the cover doesn't absorb as much.

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