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Review of Pool Cover Pumps

November 15th, 2010

pool-cover-pump.jpgWhile owning a pool is quite an experience, maintaining it is also quite a job. One of the most unnerving jobs when you have your own swimming pool or own a pool resort is removing all the water that has escaped on top of your swimming pool cover, especially during the winter season. Many people assume that leaving some water on top of the pool cover is just fine but actually it’s not. The water can mess up the cover and destroy it in the process.

Pool cover pumps are available for those who care for their swimming pool cover and don’t want their materials to be ruined. There are people who are capable enough to afford hiring pool companies to pump the excess water off the covers, but for those who are fortunate enough to own a pool but can’t afford to pay extra for hiring pool companies, the pool cover pump is the one thing you have been looking for.

There are very good brands of pool cover pumps available in stores, but you can also find them available online. You just have to know which online store is credible enough for you to make a purchase and have a reasonable expectation that you are getting your money’s worth. There are three top brands that have been circling around the Internet and those are the Little Giant, Economy, and Rule. Each brand has different kinds of pumps, so before you commit to buying any of them be sure that you have a good estimate of what you will need. There are larger pumps for those big pools and there are units that are small enough for spas and small pools. In general the three brands mentioned above provide their consumers with top quality pool cover pumps and are well known in the industry, but you can always look at the others to see if you can get a better price or more convenient features.

As to electricity consumption, be aware that all cover pumps are 110v and are available in manual and automatic models. During normal operation, you do not need to worry about the possibility of a short circuit because cover pumps are built to endure being exposed to water splashes. The cover pump unit should hold up reasonably well as long as it is not damaged or completely submerged in the pool. Manual cover pumps need to be monitored when the pump is running, while automatic cover pumps are usually left beside the pool in a safe place and have a water sensor that turns the pump on when it senses the presence of water on the covers. This type of pump will automatically turn itself off when its work is done.


This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.


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