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    Solar cover and rain

    This is the first time I put the solar cover on, we will be leaving for vaca tomorrow. I got it on and turned the pump on and it was spinning and everything looks ok.
    Will rain eventually flow into the pool with the cover on??? Will it just sit on top till it starts sinking the cover in??

    Dumb questions??
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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    The rain will run off in to the pool, no worries.
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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    Thanks!
    18ft. Arcadia Round AGP - 19" Sand Filter, 1 hp pump
    Foam cove/ Gorilla Pad/ Wedding cake steps
    Sta Rite Lil' Shark cleaner and Aquabot Pool Rover cleaner - Aqua-Luminator light and return flow w/fountain attachment
    Added Borates 5/19/09 Taylor K-1005 and Taylor FAS-DPD Chlorine Tests

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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    You may want to raise your FC level a little bit so you wont come home to a green pool if your going to be away awhile !
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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    Yes I plan on shocking tonight.
    18ft. Arcadia Round AGP - 19" Sand Filter, 1 hp pump
    Foam cove/ Gorilla Pad/ Wedding cake steps
    Sta Rite Lil' Shark cleaner and Aquabot Pool Rover cleaner - Aqua-Luminator light and return flow w/fountain attachment
    Added Borates 5/19/09 Taylor K-1005 and Taylor FAS-DPD Chlorine Tests

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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    Good, I didnt see it in your game plan. I was just reminding you
    Les
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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    Thanks, it is ok to add chlorine with this cover on isn't it??
    18ft. Arcadia Round AGP - 19" Sand Filter, 1 hp pump
    Foam cove/ Gorilla Pad/ Wedding cake steps
    Sta Rite Lil' Shark cleaner and Aquabot Pool Rover cleaner - Aqua-Luminator light and return flow w/fountain attachment
    Added Borates 5/19/09 Taylor K-1005 and Taylor FAS-DPD Chlorine Tests

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    Re: Solar cover and rain

    Yep, Grab it so it stops spinning lift it a little and pour away !!! It may take 2 of you to do it depending on the size of your pool.....
    Les
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