How do you prime a swimming pool 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. Take 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.
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.
The answer depends on a couple of things. Are you going to be swimming in the pool or will it be vacant? If nobody is going to be in the pool for those 2 days then you can shut your pool pump off. After shutting the pump off you would want to close whatever valves are there to isolate the pump so that you do not lose the prime as it will make it easier…
Why does your swimming pool pump work when you plug it the garage but when you hook to swimming pool does not work?
Determine how many gallons of water your swimming pool holds. You will also need to consider what size filter that you have. If you have an undersized filter to pump it can create filtration and circulation problems. Be sure to look at the turnover rate for your pump and filter that you are considering. If you have an aboveground pool most pump and filters are sold as a pre-sized set.
Before you can drain a swimming pool there will be things that you need to know. Not all swimming pools are the same when it comes time to drain them. You have many different types of swimming pools. The most common types of swimming pools are Above Ground Swimming Pools with 48″ and 52″ Steel or Aluminum Walls, In ground Vinyl Liner Pools, In Ground Gunite Pools, Commercial Cement Swimming Pools and off course Portable…
Your swimming pool works but is not circulating the water from the corner shoots what could be the problem?
My swimming pool corner shoots are fine, thank you. If your swimming pool works, but no water is coming through the returns (the little jet-thingys, or "shoots"(?) then mabye your pump works, but the pool is not working. Try setting the filter to bypass or discharge and see what happens. If nothing changes (no moving water), there could be a problem within the pump, (jammed or clogged impeller)
Has pressure to be released from swimming pool pump before removing the lid ofpump filter-if so how?
Is there a device to self prime a swimming pool pump which is situated above the level of the pool water?
Installing a check valve in the pipe entering the pump will help greatly in retaining the prime on a pump above the water level. You can see an example of a good check valve at http://www.everything4pools.com/products/174/2287.html. Relocate the pump to a more suitable location - less than 4' - preferably at water level or close to it. a pump should not need to be primed very few times if all is working properly. You could…