Ok, I am in a direct path of the hurricane, I have a solid cover on my pool (15x30 ag) with 2 4x8 pillows. The cover is filling fast. The winds are not here yet, I think lst time the winds blew the water off the cover. When do I go out there and pump provided I have power. i do have a portable generator in the worst case running my critical appliances. Cover is held on with a cable plus those plastic clamps for wind. The water is just below the skimmer and I have an aquador in plus a gizmo in the skimmer. So I don't think I risk dropping cover too far. Cover was oversized for a 16x32 pool and pillows are still inflated but getting encircled with water.