question about solar covers


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 23, 2010
Albemarle, NC
I have a 16ft Intex pool & I am looking at getting a solar cover for it.

My choices are either a 15ft or an 18ft. I am leaning towards the 18ft so that I dont have any open space not covered. Should I trip down the cover or would it be best to leave it hanging over?

Also if I do trim it down, do i trim it to float on the water?

Bama Rambler

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
If there was a decent price difference I'd go with the 15'. Having a few inches uncovered doesn't affect the heat retention a lot. If I were to get the 18' Id' definitely trim it to lay flat on the water.

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