Solar Cover Clamps?

Gopherboy6956

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2020
80
Fargo, ND
I got a new (and better) solar cover this year, and i'm having trouble keeping it on the pool with our North Dakota wind. Previously I had an Intex 18' and cheap cover, and it would take a real storm to even move that a little.

Now I have an steel side AGP and it seems like slightly above average winds will bunch it up and almost blow it off. I'm thinking it's because the Intel pool had no overhang in the pool, where the steel sided AGP has a solid 4" overhang - the wind behaves differently.

Anyways - what does everyone else use to keep their solar cover in place?

Thank you!
 

proavia

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TFP Guide
Feb 6, 2015
2,532
Chandler AZ
Pool Size
12300
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I cut mine about 1-2 inches smaller around all edges - this way it floats totally on the water. This helps with surface adhesion. While I have an inground pool, the cover has been on in winds in excess of 45 mph and has never bunched up or blown off the water surface.
 

Gopherboy6956

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2020
80
Fargo, ND
I cut mine about 1-2 inches smaller around all edges - this way it floats totally on the water. This helps with surface adhesion. While I have an inground pool, the cover has been on in winds in excess of 45 mph and has never bunched up or blown off the water surface.
I thought about that - mine would only need about a 1" trim to do that same thing
 
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