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Thread: Can water seep through a tarp like pool cover?

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    Can water seep through a tarp like pool cover?

    I'm not sure if the cover is a pool cover, or just a big tarp. I'm posting a pic.
    Could the pool water be seeping up through the cover? Because I keep running my cover pump, and it's still wet.

    If it can seep up, can it seep down? Cause the cover has a good bit of algae in it.
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    Re: Can water seep through a tarp like pool cover?

    winter cover = tarp in most cases.

    Seepage can certaily occur if the is a tear. Try putting some tnsion on the cover and get as much of the muck off of it with a leaf rake...I just did that today while opening our pool.

    If you get some into the pool, it's not a big worry...increasing FC for some time will kill any organics that may seep in.
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    Re: Can water seep through a tarp like pool cover?

    Getting very small holes in a cover, typically along creases where it was folded over the winter, is a very common way for pool covers to fail. When there are pin hole leaks, it is far more common for the pool water to leak up to the surface than down towards the pool water. Still, water can and will go both directions, especially if there is a larger hole.
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