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    Removing water from the pool cover

    Hello to all the season is fast approaching,this year I got a cover for my above ground now I have gotten all the leaves out of it but it has probably hundreds of gallons of water on it.
    I bought an electric pump and have the intention of removing the water and tightening up the tarp for removal.I turned the pump on had a little triangle pad on the end of the hose water is being evacuated and I try to reposition the hose and it is stuck to the bottom,I got it loose and turned up right just sucking water now I hope from the tarp and not the pool also.Is it possible to do this and not take water from the pool Now I'm not sure my idea was a sound one :O(
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    Re: Removing water from the pool cover

    It's a balancing act. I have a similar situation every year. My strategy has been to siphon as much water off the cover as I can. If it looks like I'm starting to drain the pool (because no pool cover is perfectly solid), I just give up, and the rest of the water on the cover is gonna go in the pool.
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    Re: Removing water from the pool cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski View Post
    It's a balancing act. I have a similar situation every year. My strategy has been to siphon as much water off the cover as I can. If it looks like I'm starting to drain the pool (because no pool cover is perfectly solid), I just give up, and the rest of the water on the cover is gonna go in the pool.

    Thank you I think next fall I will place many inflatables under the cover I wanted three big truck tire inner tubes ,but most are tubeless now or some sort of frame to span the twenty feet that wouldn't sag
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    Re: Removing water from the pool cover

    I get as much water off as I possibly can And pull the cover to one side of the pool and carefully keep it from dumping in the pool. I the get my bucket and fill it and dump it til I can get enough water off the cover that I can pull the cover completely over the rail and off the pool. There is absolutely no sense in covering my pool just to dump the cover water into it.
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    Re: Removing water from the pool cover

    Agreed Update pump was going all afternoon and as expected skimmer has little water in it I shut the pump for the filter off .I usually run pump 24/7 in winter to keep from freezing don't think there is anymore danger of a hard freeze---This fall I will find large tubes to limit contact
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