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Thread: Trying to pull an old pool cover off to replace it for winter

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    Trying to pull an old pool cover off to replace it for winter

    Hey guys and gals...

    Basically have a tarp like cover that sustained some holes in it over the winter to where if I try to throw a sump pump on the pool the pool water fills back onto the cover and I can never fully drain the cover to pull it to replace it.

    Getting ready to swap it for a new one and just probing to see if anyone has a better idea or has faced the same problem.

    A couple of years ago I tried the same thing and ended up dumping all the nasty water into my pool and took forever to clean up. Hoping to avoid that.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Jay

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    Re: Trying to pull an old pool cover off to replace it for winter

    Bump everyone.

    Really open to ideas...Seriously!
    -Jay

    20800 Gallons
    Sand Filter
    In ground
    Vinyl
    1 hp pump

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    Re: Trying to pull an old pool cover off to replace it for winter

    I don't close or cover the pool but I do use a solar cover and sometimes it gets plenty of junk on it. I scoop as much as I can with a leaf rake and the rest goes into the pool. It is pretty unavoidable.
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    Re: Trying to pull an old pool cover off to replace it for winter

    Pump as much as you can with sump. Scoop if you can with a bucket maybe? If you are that worried, put chlorine in water to sanitize it that way maybe?

    Assume pool is not operational? I ask because this past summer my solar cover got pretty mucky - after scooping a few leaves out, i brushed the water towards and directed it right into the skimmer...figured it was better than letting it all go into the pool directly...


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