I'm so ready to stop looking at the cover and see a pool! We have had LOTS and LOTS of rain and LOTs more coming over the weekend. I'm pumping the water off my cover into the pool, (about 8 inches) to save my well when I do open. I put a hair net over the bottom of the pump, and three tube socks over the end of the hose and pumping as I type. I did look at the water in the pool when I pulled the tarp back to put hose in there, and it is crystal clear. I realize that I might get a little brown water in there, but I think it will be worth it. I will have to Slam when opening and vacuum anyway. I sure hope this works!!!