How permeable is the mesh panel supposed to be on the safety cover?

doncaruana

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 25, 2011
337
Northville, Mi
Duct tape a 2nd handle to a push broom. It doesnt mater what kind of other handle, you just need the length. It can be the pool brush, rake, long shovel, etc. Use that to pull the leaves off the cover. Next, pump off whatever water is left. Then tighten all the straps that run through/near that area starting with the short ones.
I'll get it cleaned off - already did that once. I juts want that panel clean because the water should be draining. I haven't checked, but they are saying they are already tightened.
 

doncaruana

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Aug 25, 2011
337
Northville, Mi
One additional thought...
what would be the better option to clean that drain panel? Water or air? I've got a fireman-type nozzle for the hose and I've also got an adjustable air pen for my small compressor.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
17,283
I would contact the manufacturer to get their advice.

Can the straps be tightened any more, or are they at the limit?

The anchors look like they are too close to the edge of the pool. They should probably be about 6" back from where they are.

It looks like the drain panel stopped working at some point and the water stretched out the fabric where it pooled.

You might want to get an automatic cover pump to keep it dry.
 
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