Cover pumps are essential for maintaining clean and intact pool covers. They remove excess water, preventing sagging, tearing, and damage. Cover pumps also enhance the safety, convenience, and longevity of the cover by preventing hazards, facilitating easy removal, and preserving its quality.
Cover pump effectiveness is determined by its gallons per hour (GPH) pumping capacity. Higher GPH means faster water removal and better pump performance. Most pumps can handle hundreds of gallons per hour, with some models capable of even higher rates. Cover pumps come in different types, including those that attach to a garden hose or work submerged to clear debris.
Cover pumps are typically powered by plugging them into an electrical outlet. Many pumps, including those at PoolSupplies.com, come with a 19' power cord, convenient for winter preparations.
It is recommended not to leave the cover pump, including hoses, outside during freezing weather. Remove water while it is still in liquid form before the cold sets in. Melting snow followed by freezing temperatures can cause the water to freeze again, so prompt water removal is advised.