Pool Cover Sump Pump

by Tom Kenner
(Mattoon, IL.)

I have an above ground pool with a tarp/cover which I am needing to remove the water from before I remove from the pool.

I have seen on-line that you offer a cover pump. I cannot find it on your site.

Can you help?



Thanks for the question Tom

I'm not sure if you've checked out this page, but I'll give the link anyway:

Swimming Pool Cover Pump

The above link covers general information about cover pumps, their use, and some models and prices.

I don't sell them directly, per se, but through Amazon. You can go to this link for that:

Pool Store & Supplies

You can click on the "Pool & Spa Supplies On Amazon" link on the top of the page. That will take you to Amazon where you can put in pool cover pump and it will give you many options. I can say that Rule and Little Giant work very well.

Hopefully you'll get this. For other visitors, when you have a question, please remember to fill out the form completely if you want a return email saying your question has been answered.

And 10% of anything you purchase on this site, not just pool supplies, using the Amazon links, will go to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

To post a reply, or if you have a similar question, you can see your post on the Q&A page in the "Above Ground Swimming Pools" category.

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Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.


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Jan 10, 2015
Will Hydrostatic Valve Cause High Pressure & Water Loss
by: Joe (Marlboro, New Jersey)

Hi, first off you have a very good site I'm learning a lot. I have an Anthony Sylvan in-ground pool that's 9 years old. I did not cover it last winter, I cleaned it before opening this year but Im sure it still had stuff on bottom when it started it.

The problem I'm having is the pressure rises to 25-28 pounds and normally it's 19 pounds and I'm also losing water approx 1 inch every two hours. Does it sound like it might be the hydrostatic valve because I checked everything else .

Thank you in advance for your help.

Best Regards


Thanks for the question Joe

This, along with electrical issues, are not my strong points simply because my pool route was in Arizona and there are not too many pools that have hydrostatic relief valves. I knew guys that had pool routes in other areas of the country and I learned a bit from them so I'll give your question a shot.

The valve is probably under the main drain cover or in its own box on the bottom of the pool. It's purpose is to relieve the water pressure if it gets too high.

A valve normally doesn't need any maintenance but if it's been opened by someone or a surge of pressure there's a chance that debris might have gotten into the seal when the valve closes again. This can allow water to drain out of the pool. These valves can shift, lift, or not be seated correctly.

To get this fixed will either require draining the pool or getting a diver to do it. The valve needs to be flushed by being lifted momentarily. Be sure the pump is OFF.

If you need immediate assistance (within 24 hrs) or for emergency personal assistance, you can make a donation of your choice and I'll answer your questions by phone.

Hope this helps and have a great Summer.


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