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Wayne WAPC250 - 50 GPM 1/4 HP Automatic iSwitch® Pool Cover Pump

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Outlet Size
N/A
Style
Pool Cover Pumps
GPM
50
Gallons


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Automatic iSwitch« Pool Cover Pump
Plug-In & leave the pump unattended for worry-free water removal

Oil-Free Energy Efficent 1/4 HP Motor Rated @ Only 2.5 Amps
Pumps Up To 3000 GPH

iSwitch« Sensing Technology (2-1/2" On & 3/4" Off)
Microprocessor controlled for optimal operation

Sealed Thermoplastic Construction For Submersible Use
With built-in debris and ice overload protection for added safety

Check Valve Reducer (1-1/4" to 3/4")
Minimizes short-cycling by keeping the pump primed.

Built-In Strainer
Filters debris to miminze cloggin

25-Foot Power Cord w/ 25-Foot "Pull To Shore" Rope
Prevents damage to the pump cord & makes it easy to retrieve

3-Year Limited Warranty


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Motor
Voltage
120-Volt
Engine
Oil-Cooled
No
HP
0.3 hp
Pump
Gallons Per Minute
50 Gallons
Outlet Diameter
1-1/4"
Housing Material
Thermoplastic
Impeller Material
Plastic
Total Head Lift
10 Feet
Submersiable
Yes
Overview
Weight
13 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
040066214973
Model
WAPC250
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Wayne WAPC250 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (12)
Quiet (10)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
Fast (8)
Exceeded Expectations (7)
Cons
Expensive (5)
Unreliable (3)
Durability (2)
Low Quality (2)
Wayne Customer Service S... (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Water Pump Expert
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Total Reviews
45 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1324 Helpful Votes
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This Wayne pool cover pump offers the basic features that most other pumps offer with the added bonus of iSwitch« Sensing Technology and the built-in strainer that filters debris to minimize clogging. Along with the 25-foot power cord and 25-foot "Pull To Shore" rope that's also included to prevent damage to the pump cord & makes it easy and safe to retrieve, this pump also includes a built-in debris and ice overload protection for added safety.

This does not mean that it is... more
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John C.
Bellmawr, NJ
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/29/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Good And Fast, Just What I Wanted
Quick and easy to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
John Recommends This Wayne Product
John's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to use website for ordering."
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Nancy
Carlsbad, CA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/15/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
It Is A Return.....
Didn't even try it because, what is posted online vs what is written in the brochure are two different things! I need something that removes standing water, as little as 1/2 inch which the online says it will do, not so with the paper work - won't even turn startup until something like 2" (can't recall the exact amount and it's boxed up now), tried to call the company but for no response. Disappointing. Received days later than was stated.
Cons: Expensive, Bad Instructions
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Nancy,
After reviewing the information on our product page and the spec sheet, everything is correct. You may have confused the specs with another model you viewed. For returns, please email service@waterpumpsdirect.com or please call 1 (888) 455-4681
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Nancy,
Hi Nancy,

Sorry to hear about the confusion with your WAPC250. Unfortunately, due to the design of the pump, a little over 1 1/2" of water is needed to properly start the pool cover pump, and avoid any damage to the motor. That being said, once the pool cover pump has been started, it will pump down to 1/2".

Please let us know if you have any other concerns.
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Michael A.
Lowell, AR
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/4/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Water Pump For Our Swimming Pool. Awesome
It works and runs itself, did great on the pool cover. We are very happy with your product.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast, Features
Cons: Nothing bad about it.
Michael Recommends This Wayne Product
Michael's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to purchase, ready right out of box."
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Robert V.
Hiram, GA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/24/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pump Worked As Advertised
So far so good. Pump worked as advertised. Shipping was fast.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Durable, Fast
Robert Recommends This Wayne Product
Robert's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, ease of use of website. Price was comparable to other websites. Will use again."
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Diane G.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/8/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Fast Pump
This pump is very fast. I was able to pump the water off of the pool cover in one day. My old pump took a week. It also took all the water off of the cover. Only left a very small amount. It was easy to set up and ran beautifully.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Diane Recommends This Wayne Product
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Fernando P.
Hawthorne, NY
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/27/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
20
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Reservation
It got warm in New York so I took advantage. The ice melted so I set it up and worked fine for a hour and suddenly stopped when I checked. I removed it from the pool cover and placed it back in. Still didn't work. It got cold again so I removed it. I will have to try again in warmer weather. The Wayne pump I purchased several years ago lasted 4 years, which was a year more than the warranty, so I bought another. The problem may possibly air lock, but after one hour of use? I will try... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable
Fernando Recommends This Wayne Product
Jim, the Water Pump Expert
Product Expert
Fernando,
Please keep in mind...The water level must be at least 2-1/8 inches for the pump to cycle, prime, and operate. Water levels less than 2-1/8 inches will not allow the impeller to contact water therefore no water will be pumped.

The pump will stop automatically once water has been removed to a depth of approximately 3/4 of an inch. The
pump will NOT restart until the water depth rises to 2-1/8 inches or greater. The pump will NOT allow itself to run dry. Once the pump detects that water is no longer being removed, it will shut down automatically.
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James B.
Citronelle, AL
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/25/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Doing A Great Job And Meeting All Expectations So Far
It is doing a great job and meeting all of my expectations. I have used it only once for a (3) day rain about two weeks ago. There was already some water and leaves on the tarp and the leaves were sunk to the bottom. I pumped the water all of the way down and skimmed the leaves off of the tarp. I am awaiting spring and the opening of the pool. Can't wait.
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
James Recommends This Wayne Product
James's Experience With Water Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"So far, a positive experience"
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Fatih B.
Medford, NY
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/7/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wayne Wapc250
Very efficient product, does the job perfectly...
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive
Fatih Recommends This Wayne Product
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Leonard S.
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/5/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Performs As Promised!
Performs as promised. We have many leaves that occupy our pool cover, the built in screen works perfectly. We are one month in with this pump, so far so good!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Durable, Features
Leonard Recommends This Wayne Product
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Michael J.
Shoreham, NY
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/2/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Then Sliced Bread
Great pump, exceeded my expectations, love the fact that I can just leave it plugged in and not have to worry about anything.
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Durable, Reliable, High Quality
Michael Recommends This Wayne Product
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Marc C.
New Bedford, MA
Purchased from Water Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/24/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Just What The Pooldoctor Recommended!!
So far so good works better than expected.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Marc Recommends This Wayne Product
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