What’s hard about the end of the winter season is the part where pool owners need to remove their swimming pool cover to open it up for the next season. However, before this, to get the water off the pool cover is the very first step that needs to do. Try to scoop it in a bucket, siphon it with the hose, or the very best process is to use a pump.
In doing so, it is better to remove and skim all the debris out before using the pump. Use a leaf blower to remove the leaves. Hence, a skimmer is more practical to use to eliminate waste, insects, and grass clippings off the swimming pool cover. It is to secure that this debris will never cause any clogging of the pool cover pump.
Prepare the swimming pool cover pump. Connect the outlet hose. Always remember that the pump should be clean and without any debris. There should not be any abrasion on the power cord as well as no expose wirings. Do not use the pump if it has seen any of these. Get a new one because this may cause electrocution. Use the swimming pool cover pump the best of safety. It is strongly advisable to plug the outlet of the cover pump in a GFCI safety outlet.
After the pump is placed on top of the swimming pool cover, submerge it as deep as possible to be able to pump as much water. It should be in an upright position. The hose should be straight and extended long enough for the drainage. Double check the cords that should not fall into the water. The possible result of this is known so be extra careful.
After all the preparations and proper positioning of the cover pump, please turn it on to start pumping off water from the swimming pool cover.
There are many types of swimming pool cover pump and from there will be the basis of pool owners on how they use it. Some have automatic switches. A very convenient type because there is no need to monitor the process until finished compared with those that do not have the feature. It still needs to unplug when done. Next, is the GPM (gallons per minute) capacity a particular swimming pool pump can perform. The bigger the GPM a pool cover can handle, the faster it can get to finish the job. While on the other pool cover pump, though it may take long hours to complete, is somewhat of an advantage. It can be another opportunity to do other activities while the pump is busy removing the water off the pool cover. But not for long (for the pump who do not have automatic switches).
Special Reminder: Do not leave a swimming pool cover pump under extreme cold weather. It may damage the pump caused by freezing. Learn to use and maintain it. Be more aware of its functions and discover more.