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    winter cover

    Ok, dumb question. What is the best way to put a winter cover on a half buried above ground pool. The cover we have says it is ok to let the rain water collect on it. I have visions of watching my walls cave in.
    Artesian pool 24' x 54'' buried in ground
    Pentair Dynamo 1.5 HP pump
    200 lb SD-60 Pentair Sand Dollar filter
    Taylor K-2006

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    Mar 2013
    Crystal Lake Illinois

    Re: winter cover

    I have a buried AG pool as well.. draining as we speak to close it by tomorrow. It's my first closing.. I got a pillow to put under the winter cover..and a pump for the cover...not sure if I have to take additional steps to deal with the rain water collecting on the cover...but it is what I'm doing.
    Cornelius 15 Round , Semi Inground, TF-100 Test Kit, Speedstir,
    Hayward 2 Speed Pump Swimpro 150 Cartridge Filter,Intermatic Timer, Hardplumbed,
    Pool Rover S2-50, 2 Maytronics Solara Heating System Panels.

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    May 2012
    Montville NJ

    Re: winter cover

    Rain water on the cover is just like rain water in the pool. If it gets up to the top, it will overflow. It is not going to cause any more pressure than letting you pool fill up with rain will.

    Having said that, I keep the rain off my cover. Keeping the cover dry lets leaves blow off. I dont use a pump. I have a length of hose with a 2 lb soft coated dumbbell zip tied to the end. I throw the weight onto the cover and it makes a divot that the water all flows into. I just start a siphon and let it run.

    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hard plumbed Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump (Got a new one June 2015)
    Filered 4 hours per day (on a timer)
    Pentair Aqualuminator - now working - and now dead once again, this time for good.
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