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Do you turn your pump off to the swimming pool if it is freezing outside?
Assuming you live in an area where pools are winterized and shut down for winter, I would run filter for 45min - 1 hour per day. Be carefulk not to over sanitize the pool because chlorine (etc) demand is very low while water is so cold. If you expect to experience freezing weather then do not turn your pump off. LEAVE YOUR PUMP ON. Moving water can not freeze. As water freezes there is expansion. This freezing/expansion can destroy your pump, filter and pipes. Steve Dunn Commercial Pool Systems, Inc.
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Answer It does not matter if it is above or inground pool leave the pump on, the more the filter runs the fewer the problems you will have that goes for shocking… the pool as well.
Answer It is best to leave running. Have a neighbor check for anything unusual.
Priming a Pump To prime a swimming pool pump when the motor is in operation and the pressure gauge has 0 lbs. of pressure you will first need to turn the motor off. Tak…e off the strainer basket lid and fill the strainer basket with water until some water is running back through the incoming line. Replace the pump basket, close the lid and tighten the t-bolts or clamps. Some have a twist type lid. It just depends on the brand and model of your pump. If you have an air relief valve open it to remove extra air from the filter tank. Turn the motor back on. Close the air relief valve when water comes out.(If yours is equipped with one) If the pump will not prime, do these steps again. Don't let the pump run over 30 seconds when trying to prime. You do not want to burn it up. I hope this helps you. Answer:: 30 seconds is a bit quick. You can go up to as much as 5 or even 10 minutes. If after trying the above method a couple of times with no apparent or promising results try putting a garden hose in the skimmer blocking it in with a rag or your hands. Have someone turn on the water and the pump letting the pump draw water from the hose. Let that helper tell you when the water is beginning to get sucked into the pump. You can probably feel when the pump is sucking. Remove the rag and hose and let the pump continue to "prime". ( be careful not to let the rag get sucked into the skimmer hole). Bleed off any trapped air also during this process. K
Swimming pool pumps have no reset button.
What could be wrong if your swimming pool light malfunctions and turns off by itself then after awhile it sometimes turns on again?
Answer Bad switch? Bad connection? Bad bulb? The sensor on the back of the fixture is most likely sensing that the light is overheating or you may have a short. Ha…ve a qualified pool tech trouble shoot the system. If the light is an older one then the best course is to replace it. Make sure that the system has a GFCI installed. Have that checked as well if one is already in place. If no GFCI then it is mandatory to install one no matter what the service company does - even if you do the work yourself - you must install a GFCI or replace the defective one. DO not delay this action - electricity and water do not mix well.
If your salt chlorinator works by way of water passing over or through an electrolytic cell then it should automatically shut down once the water flow is ceased. The reason fo…r this in-built safety is a by-product of chlorine production is hydrogen gas and if the cell is left to operate with no flow the gas will build up within the pipe work and one spark will set it off. Years ago there were convection chlorinators that were installed during the construction of the pool shell. These operated at a very low voltage all the time with the result of constantly making chlorine with the convection current drawing water from a hole at the bottom and chlorine gas and water exiting a hole above. Hydrogen gas simply exited through a vented cap on the coping.
I just replaced mine it cost $350 when I was done.
Should you run your swimming pool pump after adding muriatic acid or turn it off and if you turn it off for how long?
Answer . If you are adjusting pH, add acid by spreading it around the pool with filter pump ON. Leave pump run for a couple of hours after adding acid. If you attempting to… adjust Alkalinity, add acid by pouring into one spot in the deep end, with filter pump OFF. Leave pump OFF overnight.. I disagree with the statement above. The pump should remain running in all instances. If your pump is scheduled to shut down in less than an hour then wait till the next day where you can add the acid earlier in the day.. With the last 2 sentences - that is probably the worst possible answer. Acid poured in a "column" ( one spot) will find it's way to the main drain grate and settle there at the grate and in the sump until the pump starts the next day. Thus sucking all that acid solution directly into the system and the heater - the worse place it could possibly be. The acid may dissapate some in the overnight hours but it may not all get diluted.
One way: Remove the pump lid and add water to the top of the pot. Close the pot lid and start the pump. Let run 2 to 4 min to see if the water will come into the pot on …it's own. You may have to try this 2 - 3 times. Other way: Force a hose into the skimmer, plug the extra space around the hose with a rag DON'T FORGET TO REMOVE THE RAG AS THE PUMP STARTS TO DRAW THE WATER THRU THE SKIMMER. Turn on the water on full while having someone hold the hose in the skimmer. As the pump draws water easily remove the hose and monitor. If the pump looses prime then you may have suction leak. That is where air is drawn into the pump and then into the filter. If the latter is the problem then you have to correct or fix the source of the leak.
The pressure reading that you see on your swimming pool relates to the water pressure in front of the filter. When the filter is dirty the result is that the water has more tr…ouble getting through, so the pressure reading go's up. The gauges usually have a marker on it where it says clean filter on the high side. So you will probably notice that after a back wash the pressure is low. That is the way it is supposed to work on the other hand if you have low suction and low pressure you have a problem. If the pressure on the pump is low it could mean several things. A clog in the plumbing on the suction side. A bad "o" ring allowing air in the lines. A clog or blockage in the impeller. Low water level. Excess debris in the hair and lint strainer. An improperly closed valve. These are the basics.
You connect the discharge side of the pump with PVC pipe to the inlet side of the filter or back wash valve. For above ground pools this is usually done with a section of ribb…ed hose.
If you have a 15' by 42' round above-ground swimming pool how many gallons per hour should your filter or pump turn over?
You need to figure the volume of the pool: width x length x height in feet, then multiply by 7.5 to get gallons. Assuming your ends are round, yours would be something like 15… x 27 (for the middle) plus 7.5^2 x pi for the circular ends, all times 4 feet for the depth, or a total of 2327 cubic feet. Multiply by 7.5 to get 17451 gallons. Now, if you want an 8 hour turnover (recommended) then you'd want 2181 gal/hour, or 36 gpm. Add in a safety factor (partially clogged filter, etc.) and somewhere around 50 gpm should be fine. Don't overdo it, though, too much volume is not good either. A: More simply put would be more like 12 t 18 hrs depending upon use or bather load - - how many people, dogs etc in pool for what length of time - 8 hrs would be the minimum if the pool were not used.
Answer Absoltutely not. The pressure underground will lift and crack your pool. You should lower the water to below the skimmers and do a full pool closi…ng for the pipe system. If you don't know how to get the water out of the pipes and filter you must call a professional. Most owners do it themselves but be sure to learn the proper technique.
haha, no Not just from dogs swimming in it. It can turn green because of the water being dirty. If it is your swimming pool it probably needs more chlorine or whatever yo…u use for keeping it clean. If it is a kiddie pool just change the water.
No, but it helps save electric.