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    Feb 2015
    San Luis Obispo

    Solar cover with vacuum running

    Looking into picking up a solar cover for our pool, but we have a built in vacuum that goes daily. It occurred to me that this might pull the cover around as it moves. Anyone have any experience with this, and if it is a problem, any solutions? Thanks for the help


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    May 2014
    Benton, KY

    Solar cover with vacuum running

    Is it an inground pool? You could get the little plastic clips that hold a solar cover to a reel and use them to keep it stretched over the pool with bungee cords or something.
    It may still interfere with the vacuum though.

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    Long Beach, CA

    Re: Solar cover with vacuum running

    Welcome to TFP!

    I've been using my vacuum and solar cover for over 4 years and never experienced a problem. The pool cover fits against the pool walls and the hose just glides under the cover.
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