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    AG running pump with cover on?

    I have an 18' AG. Here in Texas it may get below 30 just a few days out of the year, so I don't close the pool, I just trim back how long the pump runs and make sure it runs during the freezing temps. However, I always get junk in the pool, and still always having to clean it. So I was wondering this year, can I put a cover on, but still run the pump to circulate the water and inject chlorine?

    If I can, do I need to put a pillow in the middle to keep the cover up off the water?
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    Richard

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    Re: AG running pump with cover on?

    I did that my first year and it works pretty well. I used (2) 4' x 15' pillows tied centered in the pool and had no problems. Since I've never done it without pillows, I can't comment on how that would work.
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    Re: AG running pump with cover on?

    Cool, thanks. Is there an issue with just using an innertube vs a pillow?
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    Richard

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    Re: AG running pump with cover on?

    The reason I used the pillows was to divert the water and leaves to the sides to make it easier to pump off the water and remove the debris
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