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Thread: Solar Cover life expectancy

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    Rockcrawler's Avatar
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    May 2007
    El Paso, Texas

    Solar Cover life expectancy

    I have read all the sale ads and warranty blah blah, but realistically speaking and from real world experience how long can I expect a solar cover to last???
    13,000 IG Plaster, 2hp whisperflo pump, 48 sq in pentair DE Filter, 1 skimmer, 2 eyeball outlets, 200 sq ft solar panels on second story, Auto Pilot SWG-36, Polaris ATV Cleaner

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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL
    My "space Age" blanket, really thick, silver on the bottom, blue on the top, lasted 5 seasons, probably could have gone another year or more, but it was too heavy for me anyway.

    My new, lighter one, is on it's second season and was only $40 so I'm not to upset if it's chucked after next year or this year.

    My SIL replaces hers every year. She has an 18 ft ag pool so it's $30 a year to replace. She doesn't like to clean it....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    MikeInTN's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Middle Tennessee
    I'm going on 4 years with mine. Still in good shape, so it'll go back on the pool this fall and next spring.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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