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    Water on cover

    Hello everyone!

    I covered my pool yesterday for the first time and this is the first time I have ever used a pool cover.... (Still new pool owner)

    Today i have 6-8 inches of water on the pool cover. Do pool covers let water through them and do they have to be regularly pumped out?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Water on cover

    What kind of cover do you have?
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    Re: Water on cover

    Looks like you have a solid cover since you have 8in of water on top of the cover. Some covers are mesh. My solid cover came with a "Rule Pool Cover Pump" that keeps the pool cover dry and it works well. It auto cycles and stays running if it senses water in the pump suction. Attached is a source on Amazon
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    Re: Water on cover

    It is a solid cover which i brought on ebay. I didnt know that even solid covers have to be pumped out!
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    Re: Water on cover

    Unless you have had that much rain, which I doubt, you have a leak in the cover.
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    Re: Water on cover

    I will pump it out and see if it fills up again... it might have been when the pool pump came on, it poured water onto it from the spa's overflow...

    Thanks for all the help!
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    Re: Water on cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Suley
    I will pump it out and see if it fills up again... it might have been when the pool pump came on, it poured water onto it from the spa's overflow...

    Thanks for all the help!
    Ah! Pump back into the pool under the cover when you do.
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