Solar Cover using without reel?

jvolv

Member
Dec 12, 2012
15
Long Island , NY
Pool Size
32000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I will be using a solar cover this year for a 20 X 40 pool. I cannot use a cover reel. I have read of people cutting covers in sections to make things easier. Should I cut into two 20 x 20 sections? Or does anyone have any suggestions. Thank you for the help.
 

Newdude

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
8,783
NY
Absolutely cut it. Maybe into thirds. 800 sq ft is stupid heavy when it's wet. :)
 

gashmore

New member
May 27, 2011
1
definitely cut I have freeform pool shape and couldnt use reel either. My pool 40 by 24 at widest. I cut it approximately in half but did it with about and 18" overlap , otherwise you will wind up with a gap in between. Much easier to handle and if you dont need the full pool at the time you can leave it half covered.