If you own a pool, then you know how frustrating and annoying it is to pump the water off the pool cover when you get your pool ready to use for the warm summer months. Hiring a pool service company to come out and pump the pool cover can cost you literally hundreds of dollars. The solution to this problem is to purchase and install a pool cover pump. There are several good brands out there and the best are Little Giant, Rule and Economy.
Little Giant Pool Cover Pump
Little Giant offers several different pool cover pumps for pool owners. The most popular is the PCPK-1. This little pump processes 205 gallons of water per hour and packs a punch when it comes to ease of use. It is inexpensive and easy to use, being compact and lightweight. There are no special plugs or outlets needed because it uses a standard 115 volt connection. The PCPK-1 comes with an installation kit and easy to follow instructions. The PCPK-1 runs about $85 in price.
Little Giant also offers two other affordable pool cover pumps – the PE-1-PCP and the NK-2. Both of these pool cover pumps are well priced and run between $80 and $100 in price. The PE-1-PCP has a plastic housing that is not only corrosive-resistant, but also very resistant to breaking. Both of these pool cover pumps use standard 115 volt connections.
Rule Pool Cover Pump
The Rule 1800 is a very sturdy and interesting pool cover pump. This little worker bee of a pool cover pump not only can be submersed, but it has a strainer basket that catches any debris it finds along the way. The Rule 1800 can be used in both fresh and salt water pools and runs off a standard 110 volt connection. The Rule 1800 processes up to 1,800 gallons of water per hour and is a workhorse of a pool cover pump. Within a short period of time, it has done its job. The 1800 is priced at approximately $130, but is well worth the price because of its high capacity and quick work time.
The Rule Economy Swimming Pool Cover Pump comes in three different models and a range of prices. They run from $40 to $85 in price. The least expensive Economy is the A5015 which runs approximately 250 gallons per hour. The next pool cover pump is the A5020, which runs approximately 350 gallons per hour. Finally, there is the A5025, which runs approximately 500 gallons per hour.
Unlike other pool cover pumps, these pumps are designed to only be used with above-ground pools. Not only can they be used with above-ground pools, but they can also be used on spa covers. None of the Rule Economy Swimming Pool Cover pumps require a special outlet and they can be used on a standard 110/120 volt outlet.
If you are tired of paying an arm and a leg to pool services to clean up your pool cover at the start of every swim season, then consider investing in a pool cover pump of your own and save some money in the long run.