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Thread: Pool Pump and a Solar Cover

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    Pool Pump and a Solar Cover

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if anyone has used a pool pump on a solar cover. I only see people using standard pool covers with pool pumps. Just wondered if a solar cover would hold it up. Mainly because when it rains I have a lot of water on top of my solar cover that turns into a tea if there are leaves on top too. Thanks for your input!

    Chris

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    Re: Pool Pump and a Solar Cover

    I personally don't believe they would hold a cover pump. Mine weighs probably 10 pounds. Perhaps a small sump pump.....??

    Can you lay a hose down on the cover to make it siphon off the water?
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    Re: Pool Pump and a Solar Cover

    Lowes sells little submersible fountain pumps in the outside garden section that might work.
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    Re: Pool Pump and a Solar Cover

    Thanks. These are both good suggestions. I have an inground pool so the siphoning might be difficult. Thanks again.

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