Draining Pool Cover - Pump getting clogged


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Jun 10, 2010
Toronto, ON. Canada
Trying to drain water off of the pool cover before we open the pool. There are lots of leaves, worms, etc. and I tried skimming as much as I could. However, the pump runs just for a minute or so before the leaves and worm clog it. Any suggestion on how to drain the cover off?


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Some sump pumps are better then others in how the intake is shaped on the sides to not clog up on the bottom.

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