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    Submersible Pool Cover Pumps

    I recently had a Loop Loc mesh pool cover installed (replacing a simple tarp). I was thinking to purchase a submersible/automatic pool cover pump that I could sit on the first step in the pool, and leave for the winter, allowing it to keep the water pumped down below the tile line. However, in researching different models, it seems none of them are recommended to leave in the pool for the entire winter (I live in PA where we get freezing weather). I'm hearing stories of pumps only lasting a single season or even freezing up and breaking and leaking oil into the pool.

    Anyone have any recommendation on a pump that will withstand the freezing winter weather, and/or any other options?

    Do I instead need to just watch the water level instead and use a manually operated pump when the level gets too high?....yuck!
    20'6" X 38'6" (609 sqft)
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    Re: Submersible Pool Cover Pumps

    Bump for someone with closing experience or ideas.
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    Re: Submersible Pool Cover Pumps

    This pump may work so long as you unplug it during frozen conditions
    NEW Little Giant APCP-1700 Automatic Pool Cover Pump Drainage Pump 1700 GPH
    25000 Gallon Pentair Intellichlor SWG Gunnite Pool with Heyward DE Filter/Pump
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