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Thread: DIY Pool Cover "Pump" Filter

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    DIY Pool Cover "Pump" Filter

    I'm not sure if this is the place for this, but I don't have one of those pool cover pump covers, so I thought I'd see if anyone had any good ideas. I have a sump pump that's a bottom intake (I use this for my hot tub, and it moves a lot of water.

    I don't want to suck up the pool cover or all of the leaves, but it's a dirty water setup, so I don't have to be too anal about it.

    I thought about just putting some holes in a bucket, dropping the pump into it, then into the water.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Richard
    Temecula, CA
    28,000 Gal. In-Ground plaster and tile, Total Control AutoPilot with SC-60 SWG and PH control, Pentair EasyTouch 8, EasyTouch Wireless Remote, Intelliflo VS+SVRS pump, Intellibrite lighting, Pentair Quad 100, Solar heating, Pentair Mastertemp 400 Gas Heater, The Pool Cleaner 4x, Aquabot Turbo T2 Robotic Cleaner, Water feature spillover from SPA.

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    Re: DIY Pool Cover "Pump" Filter

    I would say pump will pump out faster than water can flow into the bucket if leaves are a problem. Most sump pumps pump a lot of GPM's compared to a pool cover pump. What the heck give it a try if you have a bucket and a pump. Just keep an eye on it so the pump doesn't run dry. Also, my cover pump has a timing function to check for water every so often and if none is present automatically shuts off after a short run.
    16 x 32 15300 gal. IG Vinyl Jandy pump, Jandy sand filter, Paramount circulation system, Automatic pool cover.

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    Re: DIY Pool Cover "Pump" Filter

    Interestingly enough, as I was walking out of my office (home) I noticed I had this little basket in here. It's just a small basket with tons of holes in it, but i thought it might be worth a try, and so far...it's working very well. I don't have a TON of leaves on the cover, but I suspect it will do just fine, it's sucking out water now. The cover is pretty full, we've been gone for 2 months.

    Richard
    Temecula, CA
    28,000 Gal. In-Ground plaster and tile, Total Control AutoPilot with SC-60 SWG and PH control, Pentair EasyTouch 8, EasyTouch Wireless Remote, Intelliflo VS+SVRS pump, Intellibrite lighting, Pentair Quad 100, Solar heating, Pentair Mastertemp 400 Gas Heater, The Pool Cleaner 4x, Aquabot Turbo T2 Robotic Cleaner, Water feature spillover from SPA.

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    Re: DIY Pool Cover "Pump" Filter

    Looks good.
    16 x 32 15300 gal. IG Vinyl Jandy pump, Jandy sand filter, Paramount circulation system, Automatic pool cover.

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