Somewhere I read that solar covers must be removed when running the surface skimmer (wall mount, Intex AG). Now, I can' find the reference. Then, someone told me to cut an area out of the solar cover around the skimmer and then run the skimmer/filter with the cover on.
I'm a bit worried that the skimmer will suck the cover in, still.
I figure the skimmer won't be as efficient cleaning the surface debris with the cover on even if I rig it so that the cover doesn't get sucked in. Yet, it is getting to be a hassle to take the cover off to let the pump do it's job of cleaning. On the flip-side, it's getting to be a pain swimming in cold water!
Has anyone come up with a solution to be able to run the pump/skimmer with a solar cover on, at least on occasion?
Thanks in advance!