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    solar cover spins

    my pool has a eyeball discharge for the return, I have aimed it all different directions and my solar cover just spins and ends up in a ball on top of my pool serving no purpose "frustrated"
    any thoughts on how to correct this

    PS. just purchased TF-100 yesterday should arrive 5-8-14 .... hopefully I wont have any trouble in distinguishing colors with indicator window and pool water
    AG 18 feet accross 52" high pool wall 7000 gallons .... pool math = 7600
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    Re: solar cover spins



    AG 18 feet accross 52" high pool wall 7000 gallons .... pool math = 7600
    Hayward extreme cartridge filter 100sq feet
    pool is heated by propane Hayward heater
    pool installed aug 12 2013

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    Re: solar cover spins

    Position your eyeball to the floor or shut the pump off while using it. It will spin a little bit while using the pump.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: solar cover spins

    Aimed at floor ..... no help Would it help if I came off the wall 2 or 3 inches with an extent ion ....

    AG 18 feet accross 52" high pool wall 7000 gallons .... pool math = 7600
    Hayward extreme cartridge filter 100sq feet
    pool is heated by propane Hayward heater
    pool installed aug 12 2013

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    Re: solar cover spins

    I don't understand your question. What is an extent ion? You do not have to run the pump to use the solar blanket.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: solar cover spins

    I understand I do not have to run the pump to use the solar blanket. I do not want to take off my cover off everyday to run my pump. Right now my eyeball is 1 inch off the pool wall. If I add a 3 inch extension plus a 45 degree , this will move my eyeball 3 inches off the pool wall. Thus the discharge flow will not be hitting the edge of the cover.
    AG 18 feet accross 52" high pool wall 7000 gallons .... pool math = 7600
    Hayward extreme cartridge filter 100sq feet
    pool is heated by propane Hayward heater
    pool installed aug 12 2013

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    Re: solar cover spins

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    I understand I do not have to run the pump to use the solar blanket. I do not want to take off my cover off everyday to run my pump. Right now my eyeball is 1 inch off the pool wall. If I add a 3 inch extension plus a 45 degree , this will move my eyeball 3 inches off the pool wall. Thus the discharge flow will not be hitting the edge of the cover.
    Try it and let us know how it works! If you arrange it so the extension can be rotated to spray up as well, I see some summer fun for the kids. Try to find a pipe that a pool noodle can slip on tight and you'll have a good water cannon.
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