Im back once again and hoping to get some general information from the pool experts on recommended use of a solid safety cover. My questions are as follows:
1) I have an inground 20 x 40 concrete pool (no tile) with a shallow end of 4 ft and a deep end of 8.5 ft. How low should i lower the water level? Some sites have said 12-18 inches. Furthermore, would this lowering start from coping/deck level or the bottom of the skimmer/weir opening?
2) The cover sags slightly in the middle (I attribute this to a cover pump and some pooling of water) Im assuming this slight sag is normal or should I tighten the springs?
3) Half of the springs are half compressed and the other half are fully extended. I figured I would leave some leeway for snowloads, is the cover too tight risking tears/damage or should I fully extend the rest of the springs? Any general rules of thumb for spring compression are welcome.
I would have uploaded pictures but my file sizes were too large, is there any way around this or somewhere else I can post these photos for reference on this site? Thanks