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    Water level high in agp before freezing temps

    The water level in my agp is about level with the skimmer bottom. And on top of the winter cover there's a layer of about 4-6 inches of water and ice. Should I lower the level of water on top of the winter cover or the water off the pool, or both? And in which order if it makes a difference. Temperatures are forecast to drop to 20 and I want to avoid damage to cover, skimmer, etc. Any advice will be appreciated.
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    Re: Water level high in agp before freezing temps

    Sounds like you don't have a cover pump to keep it drained off. Do you have any flotation pillows or anything under the cover in the middle to help give it like a tent peek to help it drain off?
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    Re: Water level high in agp before freezing temps

    I would not want ice to get high enough to get in skimmer. Seen pictures of damage.
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    Re: Water level high in agp before freezing temps

    Do you have the skimmer face plate on? If so I wouldn't worry.
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    Re: Water level high in agp before freezing temps

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Sounds like you don't have a cover pump to keep it drained off. Do you have any flotation pillows or anything under the cover in the middle to help give it like a tent peek to help it drain off?
    I do have a pillow under the cover and I just used a manual pump to drop the water level about 2" below skimmer. I hope this will be enough to keep ice from skimmer.
    I just wasn't sure if removing water will settle the ice and pull down on the cover. I'll just keep an eye on the tension ofthe cover's cable and make sure is not pulling the walls inwards.
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