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Thread: Water on top of cover

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    May 2012

    Water on top of cover

    First time opening my pool.

    Due to the location of my return jets/lights, I had to lower my water fairly low in the fall. Due to the amount of snow and ice over the winter I have a fair bit of water right now in my pool but above my winter cover.

    Other than the debris I can see in the water, is there a problem with letting this water into the pool? I think it could save me trucking in a load of water. Is it just a bad idea to let this water into the pool? I'm a first timer and I don't want to do anything that will delay my opening or damage anything.
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    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
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    Re: Water on top of cover

    Nope, that seems to be the thing to do for you up north pool closers. I have seen that posted in a number threads recently about people moving, pumping or dumping water on the cover into the pool.
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    Administrator Leebo's Avatar
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    Re: Water on top of cover

    We do this each year. Our fill water is high in Iron so the only way to top off is trucking in fresh water ($$$$) or using the rain to fill it up. It may open somewhat dirty due to this, however it clears up very easy.

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