Cover sinks into pool every year

apastuszak

Active member
Jul 11, 2010
25
I've had my house for 9 years and every single year, after the pool thaws in the spring, the pool cover sinks into the pool. I can never find a hole anywhere and replacing the cover every year is getting old...
 

Richard320

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
22,069
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
Why not buy a mess of PVC pipe and some fittings and build a little pyramid that sits in the pool and makes the cover drain? I've never lived anywhere that freezes up in the winter, so there may be some reason not to; if so, I'm sure someone will point out the drawbacks.
 

bk406

Well-known member
Dec 3, 2009
2,690
Central Massachusetts
Have you ever used an air pillow? They are supposed to work.

Not sure about the PVC idea. I'm not sure I would want something like that sitting on a vinyl liner all winter. It might be ok, might not.
 

X-PertPool

TFP Expert
In The Industry
Jun 12, 2009
1,385
Exeter, PA
there is an ag cover out there that has a drain in the middle that the water funnels to and then it drains out a pipe that connects to the return line.
 

apastuszak

Active member
Jul 11, 2010
25
X-PertPool said:
Do you pump any water off the cover?
I pump water off the cover, but since the cover is below the water level, I end up pumping out half the pool to get the cover out.

Andy
 

apastuszak

Active member
Jul 11, 2010
25
bk406 said:
Have you ever used an air pillow? They are supposed to work.

Not sure about the PVC idea. I'm not sure I would want something like that sitting on a vinyl liner all winter. It might be ok, might not.
Two years ago I bought 2 air pillows. After the pool thawed, the cover sank and I found out both air pillows had popped.
 

apastuszak

Active member
Jul 11, 2010
25
My local pool store claimed that I need to pump the water off the cover after every rain storm. I asked him if that was the case, what the **** was I supposed to do with all the snow on the cover? He didn't know what to say.