Cover on Pool with Pump Running?

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snelson
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Cover on Pool with Pump Running?

Postby snelson » Tue 18 Sep, 2007 18:21

The water in my inground pool is too cold to swim in, but too warm to close for the winter and I spend a lot of time scooping leaves out of a pool I can't use. Is there any reason I can't put the cover on but still leave the pump running on its regular schedule? I can peel back portions of the cover to add chemicals or to vacuum. It's the type of cover that water passes through, so there won't be any standing water to deal with.

Thanks,
Sheila


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not a problem

Postby Curt » Wed 19 Sep, 2007 18:22

I have a mesh cover too. I cover the pool in September and winterize when the days get colder near the end of October.
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Postby South TX Poolguy » Wed 19 Sep, 2007 21:09

As long as the cover does not block an inlet, there is no reason that would stop you from running the pump.

You can cut the time it runs as the water gets colder.

You should also notice a smaller clorine usage when the leaves dont fall in.
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Cover on Pool with Pump Running?

Postby snelson » Mon 24 Sep, 2007 18:10

Thanks for the tips. I couldn't think of any reason that it would be a problem, but it never hurts to ask.

Sheila

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