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How to make your own pool cover with a pipe roller system for even roll up.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 70

Polyethylene plastic sheeting makes low-cost swimming pool cover. Est. cost: under $30.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1969 (v.132#5) pg. 201

Black plastic bubble inflated with simple electric blower keeps winter snow out of a pool.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1972 (v.200#2) pg. 16

Winning designs in the FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) design contest. Includes cabana, solar collector, patio roof, greenhouses, privacy fence, pool cover and truck-bed canopy.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1981 (v.218#3) pg. 110

Roller to store a swimming pool cover is made from plastic pipe.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1984 (v.224#5) pg. 133
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1985 (v.226#4) pg. 126

Scaffold made from PVC pipe is used to store the cover for an above-ground pool when not in use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1989 (v.234#6) pg. 166

Photo shows how to make panels to cover a swimming pool from PVC pipe and 6-mil polyethylene. Est. cost for a 5x10-ft. panel: $5. A 16x40-ft. pool can be covered for less than $60.
SUNSET Aug 1977 (v.159#2) pg. 102

Tip: A floating layer of styrene plastic wafers reduce the amount of heat and chemicals needed by a swimming pool.
SUNSET Oct 1981 (v.167#4) pg. 118

Build a roller for a pool cover from plumbing pipe and weighted umbrella bases.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 88

Tip on making pool covers to reduce water loss through evaporation.
SUNSET Aug 1988 (v.181#2) pg. 122

Pool and spa covers. Tips on safety and energy conservation.
SUNSET Apr 1994 (v.192#4) pg. 133