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    wind and solar blanket

    Hi
    I was wondering if anyone had any good tricks to keeping you solar blanket on in the wind... We have the reel at one end and the wind keeps pushing all the blanket down to the end with the reel... We live were the wind blows allot!!!!
    I know its kind of a dumb Question but was wondering what everyone does with this problem. We just had a chair blow in the pool to.
    any ideas would sure help!!!
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
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    Re: wind and solar blanket

    Some people use water-filled jugs to weigh down the cover. I suppose it might be possible to rig some kind of tie-down system as well.
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    Re: wind and solar blanket

    Jug user here... I fill my empty bleach jugs with pool water and set them on top of the cover, about a foot or so in from the edge. Works everytime.
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    Re: wind and solar blanket

    cool mom, what a good idea for all those jugs (bleach jugs that is) LOL
    thanks I am going to start saving them for that reason...
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: wind and solar blanket

    LOL I have this mental image of your pool covered in jugs - mine only needs about 3-4 to do the job, so experiment but you shouldn't need too many.
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    Re: wind and solar blanket

    The following suggestion has a very high "that was dumb" factor, but...How about if you put the reel at the other end so it 'anchors' the cover from blowing away?
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    Re: wind and solar blanket

    i have thought of that, but i have steps and a ladder at the other end... suppose to blow 50mph and gust to 70 tomorrow..
    I think we are in the land of OZ, wonder what Dorothy would think of this wind LOL
    I cant wait unitl the weather warm up so i can just leave the solor cover off....

    Thanks guys for all the ideas,,,
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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