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Little Giant APCP 1700 13 HP Automatic Pool Cover Submersible Pump
Review: Little Giant APCP-1700 13-HP Automatic Pool Cover Submersible Pump
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Little Giant APCP 1700 13 HP Automatic Pool Cover Submersible Pump
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Amazon Price: $122.99 $122.49 You save: $0.50 (%). (as of January 19, 2018 3:16 pm –
Ideal for removing water from all types of pool covers or draining your pool, spa or pond, this automatic pump handles any size job. Easily attaches to most garden hoses and activates in 2 inches of water. Can pump up to 1700 gallons per hour and includes 25 foot, 110v power cord. Garden Hose – not included.
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Take a pool cover professional’s word for it; this pump is the best you can get for the money.
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I am a crew supervisor for an Automatic Pool Cover company. This is the pump that we provide with our systems. It is leaps and bounds better than Rule’s cover pump. Float sensors are the way to go. I see a lot of reviews bashing this pump and I can guarantee that at least 3/4 of these “faulty” pumps are simply air-locked. This is almost always caused by using a hose that’s too long or going up hill with your hose. While the instructions for the pump say to use a hose no longer than 22 feet, I’d recommend keeping it below 15′, if possible. If you must use a longer hose, it is imperative that you go downhill with it and try to keep it from coiling up at all. In a Winter setting, residual water in the hose can freeze up, causing the pump to continuously pump against a wall of ice. This will not only keep your pump from removing water from your cover, but it will eventually burn out your pump. I recommend using heat tape on the hose or using a Cover Blast nozzle (follow link at bottom of review). As for those having broken parts, and such, I can’t speak for that. We haven’t had any issues with broken parts and we sell at least 125 of these pumps every year. I only give this pump 4 stars due to misinformation given about the pump by Little Giant. They tell you that it pumps 1800 gallons per hour, but you have to look closer to realize that you need a 1 foot long, 1″ OD hose to make that happen and your average garden hose is 3/4″ OD. If you use a standard garden hose any longer than 10 feet, you’re going to be lucky to get over 800 gallons per hour. Another reason for the loss of a fifth star is that their GPH measurements are contradicting and seem to have been measured by a child. However, I challenge you to find a better pool cover pump for under $200.00. http://www.amazon.com/Coverblast-Winter-Cover-Attachment-Accessory/dp/B00ENTUEGE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446568678&sr=8-1&keywords=cover+blast
I was skeptical of the reviews and I particularly did not like the shape of it
Rain, snow, sleet, this thing works without skipping a beat. I was skeptical of the reviews and I particularly did not like the shape of it. The only thing I do not like about it is that it does not start automatically when I leave it plug in as the rain accumulate over time on top of my pool safety cover. Every now and then I have to come out in the rain to unplug and plug it in again…..and that’s because I am picky!! 😉 but hey It works and it is very powerful for the price range. I am sure there are other products out there that’s better but they are probably more expensive. this pump sucks water from my pool 10 feet below ground and carry it across my 150 feet long hose with no problem. Mind you over the past months I have dropped it 5 times already. It still works! I would recommend. I will buy another one again, if I ever have to.
This pump is heavier than I would have expected for something that is going to rest on a vinyl swimming pool cover all winter, but it sure works as advertised. It came on right away and pumped with quite a bit of power until almost all the water was gone from my pool cover tarp. I called the manufacturer to see how powerful the pump is, and they said it will pump seven vertical feet, which is plenty high for most applications. The motor is very quiet. It won’t disturb me or the neighbors when it comes on in the middle of the night to drain the pool cover of collected water from a rainfall.
… the water under the drain plug and it worked great. It still sits a bit above the liner …
I’m using this in my intex pool to help drain the water under the drain plug and it worked great. It still sits a bit above the liner so there was still water left in the pool but I was able to put this is a corner and lift the liner to create a smaller area.
Looks pretty solid.
so far so good.. The pool guy let me use his to pump off the water on the cover prior to opening as the Rule pump had died on me after 2 years (second one !).I’ve used the Little giant twice after heavy rains and it did the job . I’ve decided that I will NOT keep the pump on the cover while home as it’s convenient for me to store in in the shed by the pool. All I have to do is attach it to the hose(making sure that it’s not frozen solid) and plug it in. I don’t believe it’s a good idea to keep the pump on the cover under 2 feet of snow in below freezing weather. I use a solid cover with a leaf net as I love opening up a relatively clean pool in the Spring while my neighbors B & M about all the matter they have in their pools with their mesh covers. Only time will tell.
The best pump I’ve bought for our pool! Very sturdy and pumps a lot of water! We live in Washington state so you can imagine the water that accumulates on my pool cover. So glad I found this one we’ve been through about 8 pumps in 11 years, I can’t imagine having to replace this in the next few years. I do clean debris out of it every week.
Its great not having to worry about turning it on
Its great not having to worry about turning it on. That is why I ordered this one because of the automatic feature. It has been working great since it was installed.
works well; quality made
This pump works really well. We had used different pumps in the past and this particular model exceeds those models. It’s better quality, pumps quicker and never clogs.
Easy to install and works well. I don’t give it 5 stars because the pump we had to replace “died” after ~3 years. I would have expected it to last longer….
This submersible pump is great! It pumps a lot of water out very quickly even with a standard water hose. And it automatically cuts off when the water is gone.