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    Solid cover and standing water

    First year of pool and just spent another fortune on a solid cover and little giant pump. It has water standing around it constantly as the pump shuts off at around 1" of water. Will this hurt anything? They did not drain any water out of my pool to close it so the cover is prolly sitting on the water after sagging.

    Another issue is the water in the drain hose freezes cause it can't run out of the hose when the pump quits and it can't run backwards through the pump because it's under 1" of water. Ideas?
    20x49 double roman 3.5' to 8.5 deep', 44,000 gal. SWG, TF-100 test kit with speed stir, concrete walls with vinyl liner, cartridge filter on an IG pool with a 1hp main pump and 1.5hp booster pump. Pool built April 2013

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    Re: Solid cover and standing water

    1 inch shouldn't really be a problem. The reason to pump the water off the cover is to maintain it's aspect of being a safety cover to prevent drowning. When it starts to snow it will collect on the cover and it will sag noticeably but this is normal. The water level in the pool is supposed to be kept around 15" from the top of the pool because the weight of the heavy snow is supported not only by the cover but by the water in the pool as well. Having the water level too low with a safety cover will actually void the warranty and possibly damage the cover.
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    Re: Solid cover and standing water

    In west TN we won't ever get enough snow at one time to matter.

    My water level hasn't changed from the summer. They pumped no water off of it at closing. Just don't wanna damage cover.
    20x49 double roman 3.5' to 8.5 deep', 44,000 gal. SWG, TF-100 test kit with speed stir, concrete walls with vinyl liner, cartridge filter on an IG pool with a 1hp main pump and 1.5hp booster pump. Pool built April 2013

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    Re: Solid cover and standing water

    check the compression on the springs. If they are fully compressed only then is the cover truly under stress. The springs take most of the tension until they become fully compressed.
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    22,000 gal / 16' x 32' / Vinyl / Hayward s244t /Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp

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