Do solar cover reels really make it easier to remove the cover and is it worth the money?
My pool is 44 x 20. If I didn't have a reel, there would be no way that I could pull the solar cover off by myself. I think it depends on how big your pool is but I couldn't use my solar cover without one. Answer I find my reel a pain in the butt! The cover never unravels evenly on both sides (round pool with reel in center).
A: then your reel and cover are not installed correctly..... or is a very cheap model.
Answer our cover reel works great on a 16 X 24 above ground. In the winter I unbolt from the deck and hang it in the garage.
A: then your reel and cover are not installed correctly..... or is a very cheap model.
Answer our cover reel works great on a 16 X 24 above ground. In the winter I unbolt from the deck and hang it in the garage.
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it can be a real pain. they get stuck good sometimes. there should be a hole in the back on the bottom. you stick a screwdriver in that hole and rotate the little gear that's inside. this is also how you adjust them. but mostly you just pound on the drum (cover) with a hammer until you knock the suc…ker loose. I'm guessing that you are referring to the rear drums. The shoes should be loosened in order to clear the lip due to drum wear. There is an adjusting hole in which you would use an adjusting tool (or flat blade screwdriver) to rotate a star-wheel (gear) to back off the shoes (if the brakes get tighter, rotate the other direction). Depending on model and design, the adjusting hole may be found on the front of the drum or behind in the backing plate (look for a rubber plug). Once the shoes are backed off, if you have only minimal rust build-up on the hub, the drum should just slide off with minimal force. Rust build-up can be broken loose with penetrating fluid and hitting the drum face (between the wheel studs) with a hammer (take care not to hit the studs). Also light tapping with a hammer on the sides of the drum near the front should help break any remaining rust free. Try to avoid hitting from the rear or side with any rear force or you may risk cracking the drum (if you are replacing it, then you can hit as hard as you want). (MORE)
To remove the engine cover on an Aerostar, first remove the two screws that hold the "black box" to the underside of the dash, below the ahstray. it is NOT necessary to unplug it! If there is a cup holder, remove the screw holding it and pull the rear up, until the friction fasteners let go. There a…re three latches, two on the right, one on the left. Release and clear the latches, move the cover down and rearward. (MORE)
HELLO. THEY DON'T LAST VERY LONG. I'M SHOPPING NOW FOR A NEW ONE. MINE LASTED ABOUT 2 YEARS. THE BUBBLES BURST AND END UP IN THE WATER AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS.. Answer . I have had several bubble pool covers and have been generally happy with them. They raise the water temperature significantly;… however, they only last 2 to 3 years. The ones with 12 mil thick plastic usually have a 5 yr limited warranty but my experience is they don't last any longer than the 8 mil thick covers (the bubbles break and you need to skim them off the surface), and it isn't worth trying to collect on the warranty. I prefer the 8 mil covers because they are much lighter, making them easy to wind onto and off the reel and to lift; but it seems most covers they sell now are 12 mil.. Answer . The bubble solar covers have been a real headache. We have had 3 of them in 6 years and after the first year they start to degrade (even with a 3 or 5 year guarantee) The problem also exists when you replace them under warantee, it still costs the labor.. Answer . I got a 15-mil from waterwarehouse.com that has an EIGHT-year warranty. First two years is free replacement, after that it's graduated.. I've had my 12 mil cover for 3 years now. It definitely can raise the temperature of the water and I have had no problems with mine so far. No bubbles have popped and no areas have torn. However, I have carefully cleaned, dried, and stored it out of the sunlight when it is not in use. Answer: In addition the the last statement - the cover should have a protective cover over it once it is reeled on the the roller. Yes, covers are noted for not lasting beyond or to the warranty date. Other problems involved with bubble covers are abrasion while reeling the cover over the coping and too attaching the cover to the reel in a way as to facilitate a good even wind up and unrolling process. Another would be proper anchoring of the reel to the deck. This makes it extremely easier to roll and unroll especially for large covers. Leaving the rolled up cover in the sunlight even if covered will shorten the life of a cover. K . Answer . The worst problem people have with bubble wrap covers is that if left on too long they cause green algae to take over the pool and embed in vinyl liners. (MORE)
%REPLIES%. Answer . The short answer is: "you don't". However, I always anticipate the "junk" and stand by with a screen and pole to skim the junk off the surface as quickly as possible without letting it settle.. Answer . I take the edge of the solar cover and throw it back on top of itself… - do this all of the way around the pool. Continue folding the cover back onto itself - working your way around the pool or spinning the cover on the surface of the water while you stay in one place - until it is small enough to haul out of the water. \n. \nThis holds in the dirt/leaves/etc as you remove the cover from the water. \n. \nOnce out of the pool, unfold the cover on a flat surface and spray clean with a hose. \n. \nHope this helps .... Answer . We use a leaf blower to remove all of the junk from the cover before trying to remove it. We also use a sub-pump when we open our pool to remove all of the water that has accumulated on top of the cover. (MORE)
Leaving Solar Cover on at Night will Retain Heat . A solar cover will help keep the heat it gained from the sun that day in your pool. Evening temperatures are typically lower and the cooler airs 'pulls' the heat out of the pool. You can't see it except at a pool with a heater...you see like a 'f…og' over the surface of the pool. So leave it on overnight to maintain the heat in the water (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . Sunny days provide the most solar heat to warm the water. So, no, do not remove the solar cover unless you're going to use the pool. \n. \nAnd then put it back on when you're done swimming to help keep the heat that was absorbed during the day from being transferred into the… cool air during the night.\n. \nHope this helps ...\n. \n Answer \n. \nOn a sunny calm (not windy) and warm day, you will gain more heat with the solar blanket off than on (since the blanket actually blocks some of the sun). \n. \nOn a windy, cloudy, or cold day, evaporation cooling may be greater than the sun warming effect so leaving the blanket on makes sense. \n. \nLeaving it on day or night also makes sense if conserving water or chemicals is your main goal (reduced evaporation). \n. \nLeaving it on at night or when the temperature of the water exceeds that of the air by some amount also makes sense. \n. \nLeaving it off day and night early in the season when the water is colder than the air also makes sense (it will hold the cold in). \n. \nLeaving it on too long (day or night) makes your pool green. (MORE)
Put a 1 1/2 PVC pipe down the middle of the cover . Attach it to the cover with stainless bolts ,nuts, washers. Put an elbow on one end so you turn the pipe. The cover will roll up quickly in the water . I would recommend a thin cover to make it easier to roll
Lay your solar cover, bubble side down on top of the pool Just want to add, we bought a solar cover for our above ground Intex pool. The cover completely covers the pool and keeps the pool water very warm (which is the purpose). However, you need to double your chlorine to keep from getting algae. …It's almost like having a spa. When I lift the solar cover, there is condensation on the cover and steam coming out. So you need to really watch your chlorine levels. : You may also want to try using a liquid solar cover. They are really easy and relatively inexpensive...best of all, you don't have to put them on and pull them off all the time. Check out www.liquidpoolcovers.com (MORE)
What type of solar cover reel do you recommend for a 15x30 above ground pool if there is no room at either end of the pool because it is fenced?
of you put the solar panels out side the fence then u can do it. just make sure to put fence around the solar panel's
\n. \n Answer \n. \nThe toughest part of replacing valve cover gaskets is to clear a path to the valve covers proper. On engines with a lot of components, this can be a challenge. Remove the air filter and detach the spark plug wires (be sure to number the wires so you don't mix up the firin…g order). Remove any other parts (hoses, for example) that are in the way. It's also a good idea to disconnect the battery. Remove the bolts that hold the covers in place and lift the covers out. Cover exposed engine parts with a heavy cloth to keep dirt from falling into them. Use a putty knife to scrape off (carefully!) the old gaskets from the covers, and then clean the cover and engine surfaces thoroughly. Apply a gasket adhesive ONLY to the valve cover side of the gasket. Then re-install the covers, taking care not to overtighten the bolts. \nGaskets range in cost from about $10 to $40, and the adhesive is about $2. (MORE)
How do you remove the starter cover completely from a 1990 GMC Jimmmy. The cover will not remove completely making it impossible to remove the starter.?
I just did this Saturday night. Once you have the bolts out of the flywheel cover you'll have to drop the cover down as far as it will go. then move it to the left away from the starter. You should now be able to wiggle the starter loose. To totally remove the cover you will have to remove at least …one side of the exhuast. Make sure you disconect the positive battery cable first and for most. to get the wires off the back of the starter take off passenger side wheel and go in through the wheel well. hope this helps. (MORE)
solar cover . No not really but the more you cover the more heating there will be. The cover is designed to heat the water under the cover so its effect will be diminished by the lack of total pool coverage. You will notice some warming just the same.. You should try to cover your entire pool, b…ut if there's a gap here and there it won't matter. A good Solar cover raises your pool temp. about 10-15 degrees.. After use, allow it dry and roll it up nicely. (MORE)
How do you install a inground pool solar cover on a reel. My solar cover is not tight on the reel when I take it off.?
Pool cover reel solution . Get a role of valcro strips and cut them into 6" strips. Attach them to the reel and the cover at about every 3 feet. Then attach the strips together and you will be able to reel the cover onto the reel and it will stay tight.
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a plastic wheel cover normally clips on. Use a tire tool orscrewdriver to pry around the edges and pop the cover loose fromthe wheel.
I have had several pool covers over the years, blue, blue and black, clear, clear with diamond shaped bubbles. Last year I purchase a "Gold Series" solar cover. It is blue on the top with a reflective good metallic layer that faces down. This cover is by far the best cover I have ever owned. It's hi…gh quality but more importantly I have 5-7 more degrees in water temperature then I have ever had. In July I had to take it off the water was so warm. Very pleased. (MORE)
The pic associated with this answer has nothing to do with a SolarCover or Solar Blanket. It looks as if these are solar panels forelectricity. Solar blankets look like a stronger version of bubble wrap. Theirprimary purpose when they are laid on the water (bubble side down)is to keep whatever warmt…h the pool water has in it from escapinginto the cooler air at night. They are usually a light blue or clear in color. Clear allows moresunlight into the pool to heat the water better. (MORE)
Basically, you just put the cover on the pool exactly where you want it to be. Then, just roll the reel above the pool exactly where you want it to sit long term. Then, just use the clips from the reel to clip the cover (this will puncture holes in the cover in order to clip). Once it is clipped, it… just rolls up very easily. It is important to think ahead of where exactly you want the reel to be as wherever you clip it is where it will stay. (MORE)
Hmmm, it is either very new or very old. Possibly triming off the small amounts of curled up cover may help.
Two bolts at the base...remove..two star screws on the sides...remove....two large phillips sized screws towards the fire wall..might need a flash light....
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Like any body of water, swimming pools tend to gain heat energy from the sun during the day and cool off at night. Pools lose heat at night due to energy that radiates out and also because of water that evaporates off its surface. Solar pool covers are designed to not only excel in preventing heat… from escaping, but also to trap the sun's energy and actively heat the pool. Solar covers have small air pockets to trap the sun's heat, and consequently somewhat resemble large sheets of bubble-wrap. Source: http://swimming-pool-designs.com/solar-pool-covers/ (MORE)
They are the same thing basically. Pool Cover, Solar Cover, solar Blanket are all used interchangeably. It's basically some material, usually a plastic bubble mesh or vinyl covering that goes over the pool. The exception to this is Winter Cover which generally is heavier and designed to protect y…our pool during long winter months. (MORE)
with a mixture of half water, half bleach; spray it on, brush it into the pockets and crevices, then rinse it off; that should do it. Only problem could be if some of the air bubbles have burst and are now filled with algae. You'll need to get the bleach into those bubbles in order to kill the algae… there. Don't leave the bleach on the cover for too long or it may start to "eat" away at it. (MORE)
If your pool freezes over it may not be a good idea as they are not made for that sort of punishment.
Yes they work, and surprisingly well. As a personal example I needed to put a new chlorine tablet in my filter every couple days, once I put on the cover it's rare if I even need one once a week to maintain my chlorine levels now. The pool was much warmer as well. The theory behind pool covers is… based on raising the pool water temperature by absorbing sunlight during the day - and then retaining that heat at night, plus preserving the heat generated by a solar pool heating system, heat pump, or gas heater. It also serves the following functions: Cover floats flat on pool surface keeping water free of debris Can increase waters up to 10 degrees F Reduces overall pool water evaporation as much as 95 percent Greatly reduces heat loss due to rapid night time evaporation retains heat during cool nights and on cloudy days Reduces cleaning time and deterioration of water quality Saves up to 40 percent on chemicals by preventing off-gassing All the above is good information. One thing to remember ( or maybe more than 1) The Solar Cover Bubbles act as an Insulator ( 2 Keep in heat); and as a Magnifier (thousands of them) to generate heat. Accordingly, it is unwise to leave the cover folded up or rolled up in direct sunlight. I have seen covers that have basically melted themselves into a blob of sticky plastic after being left balled up in the sun for 2 days Also, When removing the cover, (if you don't have a Roller), is best done with two people. Remember to pull it taut ( at 45* against the other person, then "fan-fold" it at the deep end of the pool. It can then easily be replaced over the pool by one person slowly dragging one corner while the cover floats and unfolds onto the pool. All good advice. The best installation / use of a Solar Cover I've ever seen was a pool that in addition to a Main Drain also had a Main Drain fitting plumbed as a return line. When it was sunny and the pool was not in use, the owner adjusted the valves at the equipment area, so that the pool received warm water from directly under the Solar Cover ( Skimmer lines only open), and then returned this water to the Floor Return Line (Wall Returns closed). The net effect was to create a Thermal current from the bottom of the pool, constantly allowing cooler water to be heated. It added 5 to 8 degrees over just using the Solar Cover with no "creative" plumbing. A Brilliant Install. (MORE)
Liquid pool covers are a generally a mixture of Isopropyl alcohol and a proprietary ingredient. The liquid is added to a pool in very small amounts (Generally around 4 ounces per 1500 square feet of pool surface per day). The liquid spreads out and creates a thin invisible barrier covering the pool …only a few molecules thick. This barrier acts like a traditional solar blanket to trap in heat and prevent evaporation of your chemicals, but since it's liquid it remains working even while swimmers are present.. Liquid blankets are ideal in commercial applications where there are swimmers present much of the time or whenever a traditional blanket would be impracticle.. Liquid covers have been in use for years, and maintain a proven track record in commercial use especially. Most liquid covers are filter friendly, do not affect the chemical balance [PH, chlorine, alkalinity, etc.] of the water and will not damage vinyl liners or any other pool surfaces, it is also harmless to the skin and eyes, even in infants.. Many liquid cover systems also come with an automatic injector which will continually add the proper amount of liquid cover to your pool as needed. (MORE)
Remove all exposed bolts holding the magneto cover on. However Suzuki decided to hide one behind the Starter cover. So you need to remove the 3 Phillips screws holding that on. I had to use a #3 driver, tap on it with a hammer to seat it then, with some strength, turn them out. You will see that las…t screw inside. Wiggle it out. Things will start to drop like small cylinders. remember where they go for reassembly. Remove the magneto and other electrical mounts and replace in new cover. It is fragile so be careful taking it out. (MORE)
casting distance the farther from the fish the less likely it will detect you.it also has a drag so you can fight the fishing without breaking the line .
I had to use brute force to remove the cover. I can't believe they are designed so poorly. Amazingly the cover bent but did not break when i popped it out.
I have made a simple one from two carpet tubes in different diameters, one inside the other. This is simply a much cheaper alternative to the proper ones. It took me about 2 hours to build a frame and I simply attached an old steering wheel to the outer tube. A sturdier version can be built using th…ick walled PVC pipe, but you may want to mount a small pneumatic tire upside down in the middle to support it and allow it to turn. (MORE)
You apply the solar pool cover either very early in the morning, or the night before you want to go swimming in the pool. Keep in mind, that if the sun hits it for long periods of time, it will make the pool water extremely hot, so make sure that it is in a partially shaded area if you are going to …put it on the day before, and if the sun is always on it, then put it on the morning before you go swimming. (MORE)
I have a design I am working on that I can share with you if you want. Aaron
Obviously, each brand differs, but generally they work very well. Be prepared for a very hot pool!
What is the easiest way to repair a hole in a solar cover which is from the solar cover reel straps pulling out?
There are clips that you can buy in camping stores that are used for tarps whose round grommets rip out. I think these would work well. They work well for potatoe chip bags too!
Sun Rings are safer, most are capable of generating more heat that a solar cover. The effect is that Solar Sun Rings with 70% to 80% coverage outperform bubble pack covers with 100% coverage. cheers mark tahiliani (jm)
They work by using the tiny bubbles on the bottom to keep air in that's warm and cool air out.
if a solar panel is covered with snow then it is not getting any light so it will not produce energy
We have ordered from "In the Swim" and had good luck. In their catalogue and on their website there are several types of pool covers to choose from including customized to fit if your pool is an unusual shape. They usually have some sort of free shipping offer as well.
I am in a bind, I need to remove lower timing belt cover of 2005 Honda Pilot, there is a bolt (10mm) at the end of timing cover (1 o'clock) right under front camshaft pulley, there is only one serpentine belt for for the engine, the serpentine belt is removed, by pushing the belt adjuster, now that …belt adjuster is right in front of the 10 mm bolt that holds lower timing belt cover, do I need to remove that in order to remove cover and bolt? I have tried but its not coming off? (MORE)
Take the valve cover off and scrap the gasket off with a razor. Be carful not to put any gouges in the on either side.
Solar covers can typically raise water temperature by 10 to 15 degrees depending on length of time its on and if your back yard has shade. Also understand that while you have your cover on you should never run your filter... so your water is getting warmer but your pool water is stagnant and not cir…culating. warm water is also a breading ground for algae. a lot of times i see people throwing there solar covers on end of season in hopes that they will get more swim time when in fact all they are doing is preparing for a green pool when it comes time to open it the next season. aa8a3aa7-cdf8-4569-a229-4ecd45a514df. 1.03.01. (MORE)
It lets through the maximum amount of sunlight while protecting the solar cells from getting wet when it rains.
well solar energy is produced by sun and geothermal energy 2. Solar energy is produced by the Sun. All the fossil fuels are versions of stored ancient sunlight. [Geothermal energy results from the primeval heat within the earth, primarily created by radioactive decay, and with a small contribut…ion from gravitation pressure.] (MORE)
If by cover you are referring to a slip-on or wrap around 'blanketing' that surrounds the heater tank, its purpose is simply to reduce the amount of heat energy transferred to the air from the tank, reducing the amount of water that must be circulated through the collectors, and keeping the water ho…tter longer, for when there is no sunlight to warm it, (although almost all units have electric backups, the purpose of a solar heater is to not use electricity). It's basically just insulation. If you are talking about a cover for the collectors, it could serve a number of purposes; protection, amplification, insulation, etc. There are some that direct solar light toward the collectors at the most efficient angle regardless of the position of the sun; It just has to be visible. Solar water heaters do three basic operations before the hot water comes out of your faucet: 1. Energy Collection: Sunlight, short wave energy, is collected and converted to heat which is long wave energy energy. The solar collector is mounted on or near your home facing south. As the sunlight passes through the collector's plastic or glass "glazing," it strikes a metal or rubber absorbing material. This material converts the sunlight into long wave heat, and the glazing prevents the heat from escaping like a greenhouse. It is like leaving a car parked in the sun with its windows rolled up. The temperature inside a glazed solar collector on your roof can easily reach 300Â°F when there is no heat transfer fluid flowing through it. The most common types of solar collectors used in solar water heaters are glazed flat plate collectors. A glazed flat plate collector consists of a shallow rectangular box with a transparent plastic or glass "window" covering a flat black plate or selective "Chrome" coating. The black plate is attached to a series of parallel tubes or one serpentine tube through which water, or other heat transfer fluids pass. 2. Energy Transfer: Circulating fluids like water in an "Open Loop" or Propylene Glycol in a Closed Loop" transfer the collected energy in the form of heat to a storage tank. Heat energy is transferred from the collector to the water storage tank. In some water heaters, hot fluid is pumped from the collector to the storage tank. The pump is powered by electricity that either comes from an electrical wall outlet or a small photovoltaic module located beside the collector. 3. Energy Storage Solar-heated water is stored in an insulated tank until you need it. Hot water is drawn off the tank when tap water is used, and cold make-up water enters at the bottom of the tank. Solar water heaters tend to have a slightly larger hot water storage capacity than conventional water heaters. This is because solar heat is available only during the day and sufficient hot water must be collected to meet evening and morning requirements. (MORE)
If its a completed panel, it already has a cover on it. if you are trying to protect your panel, you can cover it with whatever you think would protect it from whatever you think will hurt it. (hail, rain, etc.)
If you keep your solar blanket clean temperature can go as high as 20 degrees ore then without
metallic ironing boards hold or reflect heat so by having ametallic base under your ironing allows you to iron both sides ofthe material at once. making ironing easier.
Solar pool covers offer many benefits, primarily the ability to prevent pools from being polluted with outside items as well as collecting electricity through solar energy.
Chemicals in the water will degrade the plastic and diminish thelife span of the solar cover, you can do it, but storing the coverdry is the best solution if you want it to last.