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Thread: Cover pump during winter

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    Cover pump during winter

    I have an above ground pool and want to buy a winter cover pump to pump out the water from on top of the cover. I live in New Jersey and it gets cold, sometimes freezing. I was wondering if I can leave an automatic pump sitting in the water all winter long or if the freezing temps would break it.

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    Re: Cover pump during winter

    Welcome to TFP!

    I'm not sure, but it stands to reason if part of the pump fills with water, there is a chance for it to freeze and crack the pump.
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    Re: Cover pump during winter

    Yeah I would not just leave it sit in there. It will ruin the pump if it freezes

    I just wait for a nice day when the water is not frozen toss in the pump and start the siphon. Then when done pull the pump.
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    Re: Cover pump during winter

    OK, thanks for the answers. That is pretty much what I thought I was just hoping there would be an easier way.

    Thanks again.

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