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    Cover Pumps

    1. 8 months ago
      Great Pump!
      This is a great little pump. I bought it to pump out low lying areas in my yard after hurricane Florence. I set it on a small piece of plywood to give it a flat surface to sit on. Hooked up a garden hose and plugged it in. It pumps out a pretty good stream for a small pump and had the water pumped out pretty quickly. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn't run dry. It does run hot but it seemed to do okay anyway.
    2. 3 years ago
      Great pump
      This is my second Little Giant pump. The first was purchased 20 years ago and I am still using it. I looked at other pumps, but decided to stay with a proven winner.
    3. 1 decade ago
      Good Pump
      It is a good design overall. I tested it when it arrived in my pool to drain the excess water, it worked well. It pumps a lot faster than the other pump I bought a few years ago for the same price. I am worried about the longevity and the connector not being metal, which is why I am only giving it 4 stars.
    1. 5 years ago
      Easy to use with good results
      I purchased the above ground cover drain recently, and it was easy to use and siphoned the excess water off of the cover in a relatively short amount of time. I placed the end of a pool cleaning pole across the top of it to keep it underwater as long as possible, and most of the water was removed. Plan on using again just before final winter freeze, and again in the spring prior to removing the cover.
    2. 10 years ago
      Great Pool Tool
      We ordered the Above-Ground Cover Drain to remove the standing water from our pool cover. It worked very well removing the water. It ran continuously until the water level was below the rim of the pool. The one thing wrong was that we had to suck on the tube/hose to get the water removal started. The little hand pump that came with the product did not work at all. Otherwise a very good and easy to use product. I would recommend it to a friend.
    3. 1 decade ago
      Not Bad for the Price
      I've had one of these for at least six years. I made the mistake of leaving it outside this summer and the plastic broke where the tubing connects, so I ordered another one. The siphon pump is a frustration, but if you know how to get a siphon started, it can get almost every drop of water off the cover. Use it after closing but before freezing. In the spring, use it and with a few dry days the winter cover will only have a few leaves left before you remove it.
    1. 7 years ago
      Great purchase
      This pump makes it much easier to pump off pool cover
    2. 1 week ago
      Well worth the money paid ...
      Great little pump. I fought the water pooling in my pool cover all winter. Had I known this pump would work so well and cost so little, I'd have bought it a long time ago. Placed it on top of my water-filled pool cover and it made quick work draining the water. I also had lots of debris (leaves, acorns, etc.) in the water from the two huge, old, oak trees hanging over my pool. This little pump worked like a charm without clogging. Well worth the small amount of money paid. Definitely recommend it.
    3. 8 months ago
      Came without paperwork.
      I ordered this cover pump to try this winter. I was surprised when I opened the box. There is no instructions or paperwork inside at all. Not even a warranty paper. I hope it works.
    1. 4 years ago
      Solid so far
      After going through a few of the cheap cover pumps that my local pool retailer sold, I decided to buy a more durable pump from here. I'm sorry I didn't do this sooner. The higher price is well worth it. This pump is more solidly built than the ones from my pool retailer (which frequently broke into pieces if I dropped them from a height of one or two feet off the ground unlike this one). The pump gives you the option of using a larger drain hose or an ordinary garden hose for draining, but even ... read more with a small garden hose, it pumps the water off the cover MUCH faster than the cheapo pumps from my pool retailer. A job that used to take several hours with the old pump can be done in just one or two with this pump. Still have to see how it does in the colder weather, but so far, so good.
    2. 5 months ago
      Works Great
      Fast, shuts off auto don't have to stand in cold. A little pricey but works good
    3. 3 years ago
      Exactly as advertised
      Used this pump to remove the water from our 20' x 40' in-ground pool in Michigan. Pump worked very well and ran continuously for over 6 hours with no problem. We used a garden hose so it took quite a while to pump all the water off. The shield on the bottom did a nice job from keeping leaves and debris from clogging the intake.
    1. 3 years ago
      Goodbye hose!
      Shoots water the perfect distance, lands softly as to not harm my lawn!
    2. 3 years ago
      Works great
      Love it. No more messy hoses all over the place. Just put the sump on the cover and watch it work!! You can tell it is working when you see the water spout out.
    1. 2 years ago
      Great pump
      Great pump. Great service with In The Sim as always
    2. 4 years ago
      Best cover pump made!
      I have a automatic in ground pool cover that is permanent. Therefore you need a cover pump on all year. Without any doubt off all the different pumps I have tried this little thing is the best. The weight is perfect and the water gets down to 0. The one I am using now I have had for 4 years and no issues. Yes I leave it on all winter in the Northeast. Just wanted to offer some advice if your on the fence. Spend the money up front, throw this thing on your cover and worry about something else.
    3. 2 months ago
      Powerful Pump
      Powerful little pump! Does exactly as advertised!
    1. 4 years ago
      good pumping rate but weak housing
      I bought this pump this fall and already used for pumping water from the cover. The hose connector is inserted into the hole in the body which has rather thin wall thickness. After few insertions the body developed a crack. Pump was operational but I was afraid that it will not leave long and glued the hose connector into the hole with PVC glue. Will see how it will last.
    2. 6 months ago
      Good pump
      has no base to stand flat on the cover, other than that this pump works like a champ
    3. 4 years ago
      No clog filter is a great feature
      Money well spent it will get the job done! I would recommend this one.
    1. 2 years ago
      Marriaged saved
      Wow...saved my marriage! My wife was done with siphoning the nasty water off the cover by mouth. Figured she was gonna leave me this winter over it. I decided that 100 bucks was worth the gamble to get here to stay and it is worth every penny. Installed it while she cooked Sunday breakfast and it has worked perfect since! Pool drained and marriage saved! Thanks! Stephen
    2. 3 years ago
      Pool Drain kit
      I've had it for a month now and been through a couple rains. Awesome is all i can say. No more pumps, or siphon hose what a great ideal. It's a little pricey though.
    3. 6 years ago
      Dryco Cover Drain
      Installed this with our cover on Sunday. From start to finish it took about an hour to install drain and cover pool. We got our first big rain last night and it is doing the job. Only a little water on the cover this morning while it was still raining. It was easy to hook up the hose to the water return and water was flowing out well while it was raining. Hope it still works when the leaves start falling.
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Cover Pumps

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Why Use a Pool Cover Pump?

    Cover Pumps are an essential pool closing accessory if you own an inground pool or an above ground pool. Cover Pumps sit atop your winter pool cover and pump water off of its surface after it reaches a certain level. This alleviates stress and weight off of your pool cover throughout the course of the winter. Submersible utility pumps can also be used for lowering water level or draining hot tubs. 


    Swimming pool cover pumps also add a measure of safety for winterizing an inground pool by eliminating the need to knock heavy snow off the cover yourself.  You simply wait for the snow to melt, and let the safety cover pump do the rest of the work. 

    Automatic cover pumps will turn themselves on and off to keep the cover mostly pumped off, automatically. Manual cover pumps will run whenever plugged in, and are thus used intermittently, and unplugged when not in use.

    All winter pool cover pumps are fully submersible, and can also be used for lowering pool water level or other household dewatering applications. All of our submersible pumps include 25 ft NEMA power cord, and use a garden hose discharge hose (not included).

    TIP: To keep your pool cover pump from clogging with leaves and for easier placement and retrieval, place it on an upside down Frisbeeâ„¢. A pool Leaf Rake Net is useful for scooping leaves from a solid cover, or remove them all at once with a Leaf Net Cover.