Cover Pumps: A Quick Overview
Pool Education, Pool Technology
Do you have a pool cover and are looking for ways to extend it’s lifetime and usage? Well investing in a cover pump may be your answer!
Cover pumps are important for keeping pool covers from becoming overloaded and damaged. Let’s take a look at the importance and benefits of having a cover pump for your swimming pool.
Why Cover Pumps Are Important
Protecting your pool, its equipment and features, is what helps keep the cost of maintenance low. That even includes your pool cover. Quality pool covers can last for years if properly cared for, providing safety for you and your loved ones.
Protect the pool cover– Water left on a pool cover can be very heavy and can cause the cover to rip or tear. The weight can also put additional strain on the cover anchors, causing them to wear out faster. Additionally, standing water can freeze and damage the cover during the winter months. Cover pumps help to prevent these issues by removing water from the cover quickly and efficiently.
Prevent stagnant water buildup– During the fall and spring, water that pools on a pool cover can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. Pumps help to prevent pooling by keeping it dry.
What if I have a Mesh Cover?
Mesh pool covers prevent pooling by allowing water to drip down through the cover and into the pool. This greatly reduces the risk of water buildup damaging the cover, while still keeping the pool free of debris. However, this leads to a gradual rise in the pool’s water level over the winter, increasing the risk of freeze damage at your tile line and overflow into your yard! In this case, a cover pump can be placed on the top step of your pool, to maintain a safe water level throughout the winter months.
Consider an Automatic Pump
If you have a pool cover, we recommend investing in an automatic pump. It’s a small investment that can save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run. Some benefits of an automatic pool cover include:
Automatic pumps are more convenient than manual pumps because they turn themselves on and off automatically. This means that you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn the pump on.
Automatic cover pumps are typically more energy-efficient than manual cover pumps. This is because they only run when water is detected on the cover.
Peace of Mind
With an automatic cover pump, you’ll feel secure knowing that your pool cover is always protected. You don’t have to worry about it running unnecessarily.
If you’re considering a cover pump but aren’t sure where to start, contact your pool professional to discuss your needs and available options. Once you install your cover pump, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t invest in one sooner. For even greater peace of mind, consider signing up for our Winter Watch Service!