We have an 18 foot round steel framed swimming pool. Every year until this year, we purchased a solar cover from Walmart for about 25 or 30 dollars.
It had a rope that you could cinch together the outside edge so it was tighter on the pool. It also had overlapping edges all around as opposed to lying flat on top to the edges.
We get a lot of wind around here, so we would even clamp the edges of the cover to the pool frame. We really loved the way we could almost seal up our pool like using seran plastic wrap using a little water on the upper frame rail. Hardly a spider or bug ever made it into our pool! Well, this year I cannot find those covers anywhere, and I have even looked on the website for the covers (polygroup).
It's looking like they don't make them anymore. All I can find are solar blankets.
What a shame. Can you make them?
Thanks for the question PJ
My site is for information purposes only and unfortunately I don't make nor really have access to pool covers.
I will do a search on the internet and call around to those who may know of the product or something similar. If I find out something I'll be sure to email back and give you the information.
You can spray the cover down and use a soft bristle brush to remove any loose particles.
A medium-strong mixture of Epsom Salt and a brush should do the trick.
I've used the following on a few covers and it seemed to work.
White Wine Vinegar
Lemon Juice -
Lemon juice is a natural acid. Mix it with warm water, as much as you need to, and scrub the pool cover. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. rinse it well because you don't want any residual lemon juice in the pool.
Baking Soda -
You can mix the baking soda with water and then scrub, or you can sprinkle it on the cover and scrub with a sponge.
White Wine Vinegar -
White wine vinegar is a natural acid as well. You can add the vinegar to the baking soda if you need something stronger.
Hope this helps and let me know how it turns out for you
I am looking to put a safety net/cover on my pool in Thailand. It is one of the types where the water flows over the edge all the way round. What would you recommend.
Thanks for the question Tim
I'm not aware of any safety cover that will drain the water from the top of the cover, if that's what you're looking for. Inground pools have anchors all the way around and the water collects in the middle. This is where a pool cover pump comes in handy.
For above ground pools, most people place a pool pillow in the middle of the pool. This creates a raised middle area and the water rolls off. A good manufacturer of pool covers are Loop-Loc, Ultra Armor Maxx, and Meyco. I've heard that Anchor products are alright but the customer service leaves something to be desired and they will nickel and dime you for upgrades and extras that should already come with the product. I don't know if they are available in Thailand but you can contact them to find out.