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    Cover sinks into pool every year

    I've had my house for 9 years and every single year, after the pool thaws in the spring, the pool cover sinks into the pool. I can never find a hole anywhere and replacing the cover every year is getting old...
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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    Do you pump any water off the cover?
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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    Why not buy a mess of PVC pipe and some fittings and build a little pyramid that sits in the pool and makes the cover drain? I've never lived anywhere that freezes up in the winter, so there may be some reason not to; if so, I'm sure someone will point out the drawbacks.
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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    Have you ever used an air pillow? They are supposed to work.

    Not sure about the PVC idea. I'm not sure I would want something like that sitting on a vinyl liner all winter. It might be ok, might not.
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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    there is an ag cover out there that has a drain in the middle that the water funnels to and then it drains out a pipe that connects to the return line.
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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    Do you pump any water off the cover?
    I pump water off the cover, but since the cover is below the water level, I end up pumping out half the pool to get the cover out.

    Andy
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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406
    Have you ever used an air pillow? They are supposed to work.

    Not sure about the PVC idea. I'm not sure I would want something like that sitting on a vinyl liner all winter. It might be ok, might not.
    Two years ago I bought 2 air pillows. After the pool thawed, the cover sank and I found out both air pillows had popped.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Cover sinks into pool every year

    My local pool store claimed that I need to pump the water off the cover after every rain storm. I asked him if that was the case, what the **** was I supposed to do with all the snow on the cover? He didn't know what to say.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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