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Thread: winter storm coming--AGP cover & water level concerns

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    winter storm coming--AGP cover & water level concerns

    We have a winter storm coming. We may get a 1/2 inch of sleet during the day tomorrow and another 1/2 inch of sleet & snow tomorrow night.
    I'm also having cover issues. I'm afraid the weather is about to turn those issues into big problems. What should I do?

    Here's the situation:
    We have a plug in the return & a lid/seal on the skimmer opening.
    Rain water has been pooling on one end of our cover. We have a "pillow" in the middle, but...
    I haven't thought to check on the cover in a few weeks, and the water on top of the cover is now over a foot deep in spots.
    It has raised the pool water level to within 6" of the top. I'm siphoning the rain water off, but it's a slow process.

    How big of a problem could this be? What issues could be caused by the uneven weight on top of the cover? Will there be other problems if the rain water freezes? What about if the pool water pushes up to the top rails?

    Can anyone give me a ballpark estimate of how quickly/slowly the pool water will freeze? We had a thin layer under the cover about a month ago (CRAZY WEATHER), but it didn't occur to me to pay attention to temps & times. many things I've never had to think about before!

    Thanks for all the education you've provided over the last 6 months. I really appreciate it.
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    Re: winter storm coming--AGP cover & water level concerns

    The biggest concern is if the weight of the water on the cover begins pulling on the walls of the pool. Sometimes the best thing is to just release the cover to protect the walls.
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