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Thread: Pool Cover Pumps

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    Pool Cover Pumps

    In a few weeks I will need a way to get the water off the pool cover. This is the first time for me to open a pool that has been closed for the winter. Over the winter I have tried a simple siphon a couple times but the siphon effect quits with a fair bit of water still on the cover. I have (or at least can get) one of those bitty pumps that came off an Intex pool. Would that be any more effective than just the siphon? Do the commercial pool cover pumps that are available sit on the cover and in the water or do they depend on siphon to feed the water into the pump?
    27' Round Might Sun AG Pool 18000 Gallon Intex Krystal Clear SWG Hayward Pump/Filter on a Timer

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    Re: Pool Cover Pumps

    My low-tech solution is a sump pump in a milk crate. The milk crate keeps the pump off the cover. I lashed the milk crate to a 2x4 so I could get it out in the middle of the cover.
    27' Round Might Sun AG Pool 18000 Gallon Intex Krystal Clear SWG Hayward Pump/Filter on a Timer

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