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Model # WAPC250

0040066214973

Wayne

1/4 HP Auto On/Off Pool Cover Water Removal Pump

  • Automatic on-off operation for a convenient use
  • Sealed thermoplastic construction for submersible use
  • Included check valve prevents the pump from short cycling
$ 164 79
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Product Overview

  • Automatic on-off operation for a convenient use
  • Sealed thermoplastic construction for submersible use
  • Included check valve prevents the pump from short cycling
The WAPC250 is an automatic ON/OFF water removal pool cover pump. Max. flow rate is 3000 GPH using 1-1/4 in. drain hose. Includes: Check-valve with 3/4 in. garden hose adapter to reduce repetitive cycling, 25 ft. power cord (always plug into a GFCI outlet), 25 ft. 'pull to shore' rope included to help position the pump on the pool cover.
  • iSwitch technology turns pump on and off by sensing the presence of water
  • Plug in and leave the pump unattended for worry-free water removal
  • Strainer base filters debris to minimize clogging and keep pump from tipping over
  • Energy efficient, high flow, oil-free pump
  • Automatic freeze protection within the iSwitch technology to prevent pump damage
  • 25 ft. 'pull to shore' rope included to help position the pump on the pool cover
  • Max. flow rate is 3000 GPH using 1-1/4 in. drain hose
  • Check-valve with 3/4 in. garden hose adapter included to reduce repetitive cycling



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Product Overview

  • Automatic on-off operation for a convenient use
  • Sealed thermoplastic construction for submersible use
  • Included check valve prevents the pump from short cycling
Model #: WAPC250
Internet #: 203544786

The WAPC250 is an automatic ON/OFF water removal pool cover pump. Max. flow rate is 3000 GPH using 1-1/4 in. drain hose. Includes: Check-valve with 3/4 in. garden hose adapter to reduce repetitive cycling, 25 ft. power cord (always plug into a GFCI outlet), 25 ft. 'pull to shore' rope included to help position the pump on the pool cover.

  • iSwitch technology turns pump on and off by sensing the presence of water
  • Plug in and leave the pump unattended for worry-free water removal
  • Strainer base filters debris to minimize clogging and keep pump from tipping over
  • Energy efficient, high flow, oil-free pump
  • Automatic freeze protection within the iSwitch technology to prevent pump damage
  • 25 ft. 'pull to shore' rope included to help position the pump on the pool cover
  • Max. flow rate is 3000 GPH using 1-1/4 in. drain hose
  • Check-valve with 3/4 in. garden hose adapter included to reduce repetitive cycling



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
11 in
Product Height (in.)
12 in
Product Width (in.)
8

Details

Cord Length (ft.)
25
Features
Automatic Switch,Fully Immersible
Gallons Per Hour
3000
Horsepower (hp)
1/4
Material
Thermoplastic
Outdoor Living Product Type
Pool Cover Pumps
Pool Cover Type
Pool Cover Accessories
Pool Type
Above Ground,In Ground
Product Weight (lb.)
10.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
11 in
Product Height (in.)
12 in
Product Width (in.)
8

Details

Cord Length (ft.)
25
Features
Automatic Switch,Fully Immersible
Gallons Per Hour
3000
Horsepower (hp)
1/4
Material
Thermoplastic
Outdoor Living Product Type
Pool Cover Pumps
Pool Cover Type
Pool Cover Accessories
Pool Type
Above Ground,In Ground
Product Weight (lb.)
10.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year

Questions & Answers

Can this pump be placed on the steps of an in ground pool under the cover?

Can this pump be placed on the steps of an in ground pool under the cover?
Asked by: Colleen
Yes you can.
Answered by: Eli
Date published: 2019-05-14

how deep does the water have to be for the "auto start" to begin pumping water (question relates ...

how deep does the water have to be for the "auto start" to begin pumping water (question relates to my earlier question concerning use in a basement during heavy rains when no one is home)
Asked by: smt
I can't see your earlier question but in my experience the pump will start when the water reaches about 2".
Answered by: PoolFun
Date published: 2019-05-14

Can this pump be used in a basement for occasional heavy rain basement leaks (when you are not at...

Can this pump be used in a basement for occasional heavy rain basement leaks (when you are not at home) since it has an automatic on/off sensor
Asked by: smt
Now, I see your question. Though the pump is not designed for that use (it's not a sump pump), I imagine it could be put to that sort of use. Note that like in my other answer to you, it will not start until about 2" of water has accumulated. If it were in a crock that might work but I'd worry about the tight bend necessary for the hose to come up out of the crock. Again, it's not designed for this purpose. For an emergency, I did use mine at a friend's house one winter where his basement had flooded but his sump pump had broke so this was just sat on the floor to lower the water so we could reach and replace the broken sump pump. In that capacity it worked amazingly well. Pumped down the basement very quickly.
Answered by: PoolFun
Date published: 2019-05-14

My pump is continuously shutting on and off while completely emersed under water. Is this normal?

Asked by: kosmo
If the discharge hose is blocked the pump will cycle on and off. Check to make sure the hose is clear.
Answered by: MScotty
Date published: 2019-06-01
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Customer Reviews

1/4 HP Auto On/Off Pool Cover Water Removal Pump is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 179.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just bought my 2nd one. Lasted just over 3 years, which is longer than other pumps used. Use fo... Just bought my 2nd one. Lasted just over 3 years, which is longer than other pumps used. Use for an inground pool cover year-round. Reliable and pumps waters quickly. I wish the base was more durable, as the one tab that keeps it in place cracked off after 2 years. Could not find a replacement, but used a bungie cord. Also wished it started at a lower water level like the Rule pumps (but Rule would not last more than 18 months), but it is a bit heavier so water pools up by it. On this new pump the plug does not have the reset & test buttons, which is probably a good thing because my old pump fried out due to water getting into it. You will need to clean the air hole if it gets clogged, but that is easy. Look it up on the company site.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had this pump for 7 years and it's still going strong. I leave it on the cover all winter ... I have had this pump for 7 years and it's still going strong. I leave it on the cover all winter and living in NJ it has been frozen into the ice ( may not be the best thing for it, but I do unplug it though). Purchased this pump over another brand I was looking at because this pump has the float (level) switch and only comes on when the water level reaches it, the other brand cycles on and off whether there is water present or not, only staying on when resistance is felt by the pump impeller.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returned didn’t stay running... Returned didn’t stay running
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Purchased 4 of these for a customer's in ground pool. None of them work this 2nd season! Also, th... Purchased 4 of these for a customer's in ground pool. None of them work this 2nd season! Also, they leave approximately 3" of water on the cover. Home Depot will not accept return after 90 days or get involved with processing the 3 year warranty. Contacted Wayne about warranty repair / replacement - and I now have to mail back the 4 pumps at my time and expense for an evaluation. Not a good customer solution - new pool cover pumps will have to be purchased to remove water while these pumps are evaluated. No confidence with the product or customer service, will have to spend more money for new (different) pool cover pumps and to send these 4 pumps back. Save yourself aggravation, time and money - AVOID THESE PUMPS!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The pump works well and I like the automatic shut-off when the water level is very low. I did hav... The pump works well and I like the automatic shut-off when the water level is very low. I did have a problem with the blue base cracking when I dropped it on a thin layer of ice that was covering the water surface. I happen to be a polymer chemist and I suggest that a better choice of material for the base might be a rubbery polymer like EPDM or at least a more impact resistant material like HIPS. I bought this pump believing that it could remain on the cover all winter to remove the water automatically. Wouldn't that be nice! The reality is that it must be protected from freezing as the instructions which come with it clearly state. Like all things made by man, this product could be improved, but it does pump well.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FINALLY! A pool pump that works!!! The title says it all. I put my pool in about 9 years ago. Since then, I have gone through no fewer than 5 different pool cover pumps. The last few were manufactured by Flowtech and were complete garbage. If you are considering that brand, save yourself the headaches and buy this Wayne product. My pool is over 800 sq. ft. and was full of water when I put the pump on. Instead of attaching a garden hose, I attached 1.5 inche flex hose with an "O" clamp. The power of this pump was amazing and all the water was removed from the top of my pool cover faster than any pump i've owned to date. Another nice thing abou this pump is that it does not cycle on unless there is enough water to raise the internal float, as opposed to the other pumps that cycle on every 3-5 minutes and then shut off when they don't sense water. At $140, it is about $20 less that the Flowtech pumps i've been using, which was nice, but still a bit expensive. Totally worth the money though!!!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a 22 ft AGP and Just this week I put this pump together and used it for the first time. It... I have a 22 ft AGP and Just this week I put this pump together and used it for the first time. It was easy to assemble.What a great item! The pump exceeded all expectations. It started immediately and pumped the water out fast and in any position, sideways, upside down, etc. My pool cover was choked with leaves and it suctioned through with pounds of leaves around it. I bought the 1 1/4 drainage hose with it to facilitate rapid draining. The pull to shore rope was helpful and well used. You can actually throw the pump into the middle of the pool cover and haul it back using the shore rope. I highly recommend this product, it is well built and effective. I found nothing to dislike. I did not have a pump last year and removing my pool cover without one was impossible, all the debris and putrid water fell into the pool. I had to drain and clean. This pump saved me days of hard grueling work as well as the cost of refilling my pool once drained.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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