Little Giant Pool APCP-1700 cover pump and “Cover Blaster” review

If you have a built in recessed cover on your pool you have to get rid of the water on top when it rains or your cover will eventually end up damaged or at the bottom of the pool.

There are many auto sensing pumps on the market but the Little Giant APCP-1700 Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Submersible Pump, 1/3-HP, 115V that came with our system is “top notch.” It’s ~$147.99 but a small price to pay for peace of mind for your cover when it’s pouring outside.

Simply place on top of your cover and aim the spout away from your pool & house and leave it plugged in. When the unit senses about 1.5 to 2” of water, it sprays a plume of water about 20-25’ away from the pump and automatically shuts off until the water height comes back up.

Oh you need one of these cover blasters too!

The Cover Blast attachment connected to a Little Giant pump.

The Little Giant APCP-1700 Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Submersible Pump has some really great specs and performs day and night, hot or cold, rain or shine (…especially rain).

The “Little Giant” cover pump with cover blaster in action

Things I really like about this pump….

  • 25’ power cord – gets the pump right near the center of our cover
  • 1700 gallons per hour. Keeps up even in the most torrential downpours!
  • integrated filter screen
  • Integrated handle
  • Only 13 lbs. easy to carry.
  • Heavy duty / wells designed for outdoor environment. Will withstand weather for a long time.

Note: the pump de-rates to 500 gallons per hour if using a garden hose on the output side due to friction losses.

In our application somehow all the water finds it’s way to the pump and within a few hours after a strong rain the cover is almost completely dry again with just a few wet spots like nothing ever happened.

Please note: “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”

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