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I just covered my above ground pool, following the instructions supplied with the cover.

  • Inflate pillow to about 50%.
  • Install pillow in middle of pool using supplied leads.
  • Drape cover over the pool.
  • Thread cable through eyelets in cover.
  • Insert both ends of cable into turnbuckle, and tighten slightly.
  • Pull cover into position as turnbuckle is tightened (do not over tighten).
  • Put water on top of the cover.

I had a good, even distribution of water on the cover this morning. Then the wind kicked up a bit, and now all the water is on one side of the cover. Should I add more water on top of the cover? How much water is too much?

  • What happens when it rains? You need a pool cover for your pool cover? – RedGrittyBrick Sep 24 '14 at 8:16
  • @RedGrittyBrick You get more water on the cover for a bit, until it evaporates? I've heard of people pumping water off the cover in the middle of the winter, because there was "too much" on the cover. I'm a first time pool owner, so I have no idea what to expect. – Tester101 Sep 24 '14 at 9:45

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