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Using pool cover reel with 16MM weight solar cover?

Asked by heydrew (38points) March 30th, 2010

I am considering upgrading my solar pool cover from 8 mil to 12 or 16 mil. I read in one catalog that because of the weight of either, using one with a pool reel typically negates the warranty on both. I am assuming anyone with one of these heavier covers uses them with a reel. (I can’t imagine lifting and folding off the pool.) Any experience from others using heavier covers with a reel appreciated!

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You should get one of those metalic solar pool covers, instead of the old plain blue ones… I have one that is blue on topside and silver in the bottom. It has a higher thermal rating than the blue ones. I believe it is rated at 12 mil and I do have it on a 20-ft reel. The cover itself is a 20’ x 40’ in dimension, cut to fit the free-form shape of the pool.

It would been easier to provide a suggestion for you if you indicated the size and the shape of your pool.

heydrew's avatar

pool is about 18 feet by 35 feet rectangle. What kind of reel do you have? That’s a heavy cover in that size.

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