I'm having a devil of a time trying to pump the April rainwater off my inground pool cover. A lot of vegetation got on the cover and rotted, and now when I try to pump the water off, the pump's spongy filter clogs up after 30 seconds with muddy gunk. I am afraid to run the cover pump without the filter on it for fear it will clog and burn up the motor. Anyone got some tips or ideas for pumping the water off? I've tried using a bucket to scoop it off, but it's slow going and I almost fell in once.
Thanks in advance,