solar cover

greif

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Jul 5, 2010
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ok,.... new.... with the solar cover, how do you keep it in place, above ground pool.... wind blow it off even though it was sitting nice on the water, wind gusts up to 20mphthanks
gary
 

kandy

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Jul 10, 2008
4
Pampa,Tx
When the wind gets to blowing up here in the Tx panhandle we use gallon size zip lock bags filled with water & put it on the corners of the cover & it holds it down just fine
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
9,476
SW Indiana
If any part of the cover isn't completely flat on the water, the wind will roll it up and blow it off.
 

Britmandogs

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Jun 1, 2010
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We have some form of wind all the time here, make sure its flat on the water and also get a little water on top of it so it weighs it down some, I have had no issues and we have add some storms with 70+ winds here.
 

NWMNMom

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Apr 8, 2007
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Waaay NW MN
Britmandogs said:
We have some form of wind all the time here, make sure its flat on the water and also get a little water on top of it so it weighs it down some, I have had no issues and we have add some storms with 70+ winds here.
ditto
 

gale

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Jul 14, 2009
41
north central Indiana
I put our solar cover on and the pump return was making it float all over the place and bunch up. I put two clamps on it (clamped the cover to the rail) and it's staying put. Is it ok to do this? I"m using the spring type clamps.

Also I put one of the clamps on right over the skimmer which made the cover go above the water surface because it seemed like suction was better when the cover wasn't right in front of it.
 

dmanb2b

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Apr 4, 2009
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NY
easy solution...point your return downward and slightly to the right (away from the skimmer)
 
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