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    Debris Cover Nightmare

    So, We have the Intex debris cover that came with the pool and I have only put it on twice because every time I try to take it off the water from the rain or from the cover just being on makes it so heavy we can't pull it off unless we dump everything into the pool. Either I'm a major idiot, which could be true, I don't know what I'm doing, or This is not a good cover and we'd be better off with something else.

    Help me! PLEASE!
    Brand new newbie: 4,440, cartridge, AG

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    MikeInTN's Avatar
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    Re: Debris Cover Nightmare

    Get a siphon pump from Wallyworld or from an automotive store. Input hose goes into the water on the cover, output hose goes on the ground, pump until the water gets going, and let 'er go. Gravity will do the rest.

    Or, if you're daring and not afraid of tasting the water on the cover, you can get one long piece of hose, stick one end in the water, suck on the other end until the water gets over the edge of the pool and below the waterline, and then drop the hose. Again, gravity will do the rest.

    Edit: Here's links to two of them at Harbor Freight, just to give you an idea of what they look like.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=93290

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... umber=3878
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    Re: Debris Cover Nightmare

    I would just buy a large intertoob from a tire store, inflate it, and at night throw it on top of the water and then the cover. That way the water will run from the middle and out of the pool and you will have no worries.

    Cheaper and easier in my mind, but what do I know. I have an inground pool.

    Hope that helps.
    Chad R.

    POOL SIZE: 16 x 32' Vinyl lined pool. 22,000 gallons. 8' deep. 2009 Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump. Hayward S310S 30" 500 lb Sand filter. 1 skimmer and 2 returns. Solar Blanket.

    Pics of my pool: http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/reindeerboy/

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    Re: Debris Cover Nightmare

    Thanks for the ideas! I really appreciate it!
    Brand new newbie: 4,440, cartridge, AG

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