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    Water level with automatic pool covers

    For those of you that have automatic pool covers, where do you put your water level in relation to the skimmer and/or the top of the tiled vault wall (where water spills over)? Did your automatic cover company have specific instructions like - a) keep it level with the tiled vault wall; b) midway between bottom and top of skimmer; c) 1" above the skimmer's mid-height; d) etc...? . I ask because the different techs that came to do maintenance and/or repairs seem to have different instructions/opinions. For the meantime, I have just been keeping it slightly above the skimmer's mid-height that puts it about 3/4" below the top of the tiled vault wall.
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    Water level with automatic pool covers

    I don't have an auto cover but those I know that have them have to keep the water level so that the cover's weight is partially supported by the water (buoyancy) or else it's puts too much stress on the rails.

    Can you call the manufacturer and ask them?
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    Re: Water level with automatic pool covers

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    I don't have an auto cover but those I know that have them have to keep the water level so that the cover's weight is partially supported by the water (buoyancy) or else it's puts too much stress on the rails.

    Can you call the manufacturer and ask them?
    Thanks. Depending on who answer the phone, I'd get ta different answer. Cover is by PoolCoversInc.
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    Re: Water level with automatic pool covers

    I keep my water at the half way spot on the skimmer plate. My cover manual refers to the cover material being supported by the water and warns against dropping the water too low.
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    Re: Water level with automatic pool covers

    I keep the water level right smack in the middle of the middle screw head on the skimmer plate. A little higher is ok, but not lower than that.

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