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    keeping 'gunk' on cover out of pool

    Anyone have any tips on how to keep the dirt that accumulates on liner out of pool as you drag off the solar cover???
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    Re: keeping 'gunk' on cover out of pool

    I read this one on Poolforum several years ago. I don't remember who posted it though. If the cover is dirty, use a garden hose to sweep the dirt into the skimmer before removing the solar cover. You'll get most of it fairly easily.
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    Re: keeping 'gunk' on cover out of pool

    IF???

    Yep, hosing the cover off works pretty well. Skimmer sock probably a good idea too, for this operation, even if you don't use one normally.

    "If"... man, the only time my cover has NOT been dirty was the day I unpacked it! "If" it's dirty... my goodness, what a chuckle.
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    Re: keeping 'gunk' on cover out of pool

    Looking at all the whirlygigs on my cover, I was considering trying to use the leaf blower. I like the garden hose thing too though, will try it.
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    Re: keeping 'gunk' on cover out of pool

    Most of the debris we get falls in just as we're rolling in the last of the cover. I've tried picking up the last five feet or so and doubling over as you take it out. Then use the hose to wash that down. We've had marginal success with that, and you need some extra space. The best for us is to accept the inevitable and stand by with the net and scoop up as much as possible. To keep all the debris at the one end of the pool for a bit, turning off the pump seems to help.
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    Re: keeping 'gunk' on cover out of pool

    Yes, I agree with the 'if' statement! I will try the suggestions to see if they help. Just seems like you also need to have a jug of bleach right there to dump in right along with all the run off! Thanks!
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