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    ok if pool cover stretches under snow?

    I saw some similar topics but just to confirm. .

    Is it OK to have snow on your pool cover? I have a mesh cover and with maybe 4 or 5 inches of snow its sagging probably a good foot.

    Also, stupid of me not to think about this before, but does snow on the pump or filter damage that equipment?

    Thank you.
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    Re: ok if pool cover stretches under snow?

    If it is a safety cover, you generally want the water within 15" of the cover when it's dry, and the cover will settle down and sit on the water when you get snow on it.
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    Re: ok if pool cover stretches under snow?

    Snow on the pump isn't the best; try to put a bucket over it to protect it. The filter should be fine as long as it was completely drained out (the frozen water will crack the inside pipes if not)
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    Re: ok if pool cover stretches under snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChewBiscuit
    I saw some similar topics but just to confirm. .

    Is it OK to have snow on your pool cover? I have a mesh cover and with maybe 4 or 5 inches of snow its sagging probably a good foot.

    Also, stupid of me not to think about this before, but does snow on the pump or filter damage that equipment?

    Thank you.

    Yes, my mesh cover sags as well. As for the pump, it should be covered as packed snow and ice inside probably isnt the best for it. For mine I made a cover. I took a rubbermaid storage tub and cut a slot in it to go around the pipe, so far it is working great. You dont want it completely sealed really as you want air movement to dry moisture out.
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