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Thread: Making use of Spring Rain...

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    Making use of Spring Rain...

    Hi from Vermont! I'm just getting ready to get the winter cover off our above ground pool. I might have missed my window, weather wise, because we are in for a LOT of rain in the next couple weeks, and I probably should have done it sooner. My water is 55 degrees now... so I really want to get that cover off of it and take advantage of the spring rain to bring the water level back up. I've been constantly siphoning water off the cover since melt in April, but there is still about 6" of water and sludge in spots on the cover. I don't want that to spill in to the pool if I try taking it off...... How do you clean off your cover in the spring before opening, especially while its raining? A dry day at this point isn't going to happen for a while... any tips welcome!!
    19,000 Gal, Above Ground, Jacuzzi Pump and Sand Filter

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    Re: Making use of Spring Rain...

    Just use the garden hose and siphon the water off. Then that should make it a lot easier to remove the cover with out getting the remaining debris in the water.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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    Re: Making use of Spring Rain...

    Yeah I've been siphoning like crazy... but was hoping to accelerate the process. So, I got creative this afternoon and hooked up the pump since it's gotta get hooked up anyway, but without attaching the hoses the normal way, I was able to use the vac hose over the cover and use the pump and a waste hose to start the exit flow from the vac hose. Now it's still flowing out without the pump running because of the exit pressure started... hopefully I'll get this cover off by tomorrow, it's turning into a mosquito hatchery and 3 straight days of rain is on the way!

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