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#903704 - 01/23/17 08:34 AM Pool cover pump
wsommariva Offline
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Registered: 02/25/08
Posts: 1576
Loc: Northern NJ
Hi everyone,

10,000 gallon in ground with vinyl cover.

I get a lot of water and snow. My pool cover pumps last about 5 years. They they just stop working.

Today my curent one isn't working. It switched off the outside GFCI. I tried another outside GFCI and it switched that one off also.

About 5 years old.

Only cost about $60.

Any way to fix them or just toss it in the landfill?
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#903705 - 01/23/17 08:49 AM Re: Pool cover pump [Re: wsommariva]
CabinConnection Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 49895
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
What kind of set-up do you have now? One you throw out there and pump when things are thawed, or something automatic, or ??? How often does it run? It there a bunch of debris? And pump brand?

Maybe a photo...

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#903707 - 01/23/17 09:02 AM Re: Pool cover pump [Re: wsommariva]
wsommariva Offline
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Registered: 02/25/08
Posts: 1576
Loc: Northern NJ
AHHHh photos are tuff.

I made a frame out of pvc so the pump is always upright. I thing it 1/4 hp. NOT automatic. It stays on the cover all winter. I have it plugged into the pool equipment gfci. I have the 70 amp pool breaker off in the service panel in the garage.

When I want I turn on the breaker and the pump goes on. I watch it close so I can turn it off when the water stops flowing.

Sometimes water will not flow due to ice buildup. I turn off the breaker asap. So I understand why they fail. First, once water stops flowing if I don't turn it off right away I guess it can overheat? Secondly, I flip the breaker, run into the house to see if water is flowing; if not it's an ice problem, I run back inside and turm off the breaker.

New one is not expensive, just would like to fix and avoid it entering the landfill
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