Protecting Your Pool and Family: ‘Winterizing’ Your Pool and Protecting Your Pool Cover, with the WAYNE WAPC250

November 3, 2016 Author: Wayne Pumps


It’s that time of year again, summer has ended, leaves are falling, and the water in your pool is slowly cooling. Time to put away those swim noodles, water guns, and tiki torches. You’ve pulled the ladder up, deflated the floaties, tucked away the sunscreen and covered the pool with your brand new pool cover. Job well done, right? WRONG. A hazard is lurking right around the corner, one that could potentially damage your expensive pool cover, and even worse, threaten the thing you cherish most, your family.

Pool covers do an excellent job of protecting your investment from harmful debris that can tear pool liners. However, pool covers also do an excellent job of trapping rain water from thunderstorms and melted snow. Left unattended, pool covers can have the exact opposite effect you’ve aimed to negate. Standing water is extremely dangerous and is a potential drowning hazard. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional drownings are still one of the leading causes of death in the US. On average, there are ten deaths per day in the US, due to unintentional drownings. To make matters worse, about one in five people who die from drownings, are children 14 and younger.

The good news, is that many of these potential hazards can be avoided, by placing a WAYNE WAPC250 Auto On/Off Pool Cover Pump on your pool cover. So what is a pool cover pump? More specifically, what is a WAYNE WAPC250 Auto On/Off Pool Cover Pump? To understand what a pool cover pump is, we need to define the purpose. The purpose of a pool cover pump, is to move standing water off of your cover itself, before it causes extensive damage and presents itself as a safety hazard. While most generic pool cover pumps get the job done, they’re not without their faults.

First, almost all pool cover pumps on the market today are manual operation pumps. This means that anytime you want to move water off of the cover, you must plug the pump in. After you have finished the job, you must unplug the pump to prevent running dry and damaging the motor. Second, most generic brands do not account for the winter months, when temperatures can drop below freezing. Due to this oversight, motor failure from a jammed or ice covered impeller is common. Third, the ability to filter debris is important when a pool is located near trees, bushes, etc. Because of these short comings described above, consumers are often left frustrated and out hundreds of dollars, after their pool cover pump failed prematurely.

With the WAYNE WAPC250 Auto On/Off Pool Cover Pump, NONE of the issues above apply. With an average of 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon, our customers LOVE their WAPC250. “Best Water Pump Ever! This pump has terrific sucking action to empty water off my pool cover. It has automatic shut-off and sensors for accumulating water. Very happy with this purchase,” Said Karen P. So what makes the WAYNE WAPC250 preferable to generic brands?

• Unique, iSwitch® Technology, turns pump on and off automatically, by sensing the presence of water. Just set it and forget it, worry-free water removal!
• Detachable strainer base filters debris, to minimize clogging and keeps the pump from tipping over.
• Environmental friendly, oil-free pump.
• Automatic freeze protection within the iSwitch®, to prevent pump damage.

With the features listed above, it’s no wonder the WAPC250 carries the tag of #1 best seller on Amazon. Your family and investments deserve the best, so don’t settle when it comes to a pool cover pump. Don’t worry about the potential hazards of standing water again, when you purchase the WAYNE WAPC250!

For more information on the WAPC250, visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System [online]. [cited 2012, May 3]
Cummings P, Quan L. Trends in Unintentional Drowning: The Role of Alcohol and Medical Care. JAMA, 1999; 281(23):2198-2202


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