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The pump could be sucking in air or your filter or pump basket could be clogged. Check the water level in your skimmer. If it`s low, that could be your air problem. Then use the shaving cream test to check for other air leaks.
The most common reason for low or no flow is that the baskets are full of debris. By checking and emptying both the skimmer basket (by the pool) and the pump basket (inside the pump) will free up the water flow, allowing the system to fully `prime` and function at full capacity.
For proper water circulation, it is best to position the flap so that it is about 2/3 closed. This will allow for more flow through the main drain than through the skimmer, which will promote a “bottom-to-top” circulation throughout the pool.
Pool pumps create, low pressure

Inside the pump, the impeller spins, creating centrifugal forces that send water molecules away from the center of rotation. This is where the pushing takes place.

When the pressure is lower than normal, this usually indicates a flow problem, and usually something is blocking or restricting water flow into the pool pump. It`s never a problem after the pool pump, because after the impeller, the pool water is under pressure, and obstructions result in higher than normal pressure.
On average, a pool pump motor can last between 8 and 10 years before it needs to be replaced. If you hear a noise, such as screeching, humming, or even no noise at all, these are warnings that something has to be done. Alternatively, your pool pump should last about 60 months on average.
When you closely inspect your pool skimmer, you will notice two holes. One hole goes directly to your pump. The other hole goes down to the floor drain, usually located in the middle of your pool. The diverter`s primary function is to divert water suction from the skimmer to the floor drain.
When skimmers do not work the most common problem is a lack of air. If air is being properly mixed with the water your skimmer should be producing bubbles. If your skimmer is producing bubbles then chances are there is nothing wrong with your skimmer. It may just need to break in, be cleaned, or be readjusted.
It`s not cheap, or easy to move pool a pump, filter and heater to a new location. We usually charge between $1,000-$3000 for most moves, depending on how complicated your system is and how far it`s being moved. If there is no gas heater to be moved, the cost can be considerably less.
THE PUMP. The pump is essentially the heart of the swimming pool`s circulation system. It pulls water from the pool through the skimmer and main drain, pushes it through the filter, and returns it to the pool through the main returns.
If the water in your swimming pool is too low, the skimmer can bottom out and suck air into your filter system. And when that happens, you`re at risk for burning out the motor on your pool pump. This could be a costly problem, which is why you should definitely keep an eye on the water level of your swimming pool.
The most common reason for low or no water flow is your skimmer and/or pump baskets are full of debris. By checking and emptying both the skimmer basket (by the pool) and the pump basket (inside the pump), this will help free up the water flow, allowing the system to fully `prime` and function at full capacity.
The rule of thumb is generally 8 hours, although it could be anywhere from 6-12 hours, depending on your pool`s size. Each pool is unique, so to keep your pool pump efficient and effective, you need to figure out exactly what your pool`s turnover rate is.
As much as you can

If your question is “How often should I run my pump to keep the pool at its best?” the answer would be 24/7 for as much of the year as the pool is in operation.

Nevertheless, most pool cleaning professionals would advise against running a pool pump for more than 8 hours a day. For pool pumps with D.E. filters, operating hours for normal weather and climate conditions tend to be anywhere from between 7 to 8 hours if you want to ensure proper filtration.
Most of the new generation of pumps are already equipped with automatic controls and safety features. In fact, if you take enough time to learn the manual, you might find yourself able to repair some of the problems on your own. Of course, there are repairs and replacements are best left in the hands of professionals.
One of the disadvantages of adding chlorine to the skimmer basket is that the chlorine will soften and dissolve continuously even when the filter is off. In this case, if it happens, this may result in highly destructive water that can deteriorate the pool equipment.
The two most popular chlorine alternative water treatments for use in pools are ultraviolet filtration and ozone generators: UV filtration: Water is irradiated by ultraviolet light, which kills existing bacteria.
After shutting it off, clear your skimmer box of any debris and take out the skimmer basket. Once done, go to your pump, open up the lid and jam the Drain King as far as you can into the intake pipe. Don`t forget to close down all of the valves to the other pipes to focus the pressure on the clogged pipe.
Snake the Pipe

Insert the plumbing snake into the plumbing of the pool skimmer until you feel a large bump. Try to push the snake past it to ensure that it is not just a turn in the pipe. If you cannot get past the mass, you have found the clog. Wind the snake to break up the clog.

Check the security seal

At gas pumps, look for possible skimming by checking the security seal near the reader. If there`s a broken seal, that`s a sign that there might be a skimmer installed. And it`s a good idea to move to another gas pump or pay inside and tell an associate.

The most obvious sign that your skimmer is leaking is that the water will drop to the bottom of the skimmer, and the leak stops. To test this, either turn the pump off or close the skimmer valves and run the pump on the drain only.
What is a pump control and what is its purpose? The controller controls the pump speed and thus the output of the pump. The input variables are given by various sensors, such as flow meters and level sensors. Then information triggers the pump controller, which then adjusts the speed of the pump to the optimal.

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Intex pool not compatible with Polaris vac-sweep cleaner
ANSWER : Polaris should have an adapter to make it fit, I’m surprised you didn’t get one, usually an adapter is put in a box to make it work with multiple pools, you can call them and order one or go to a local hardware store or Menards and make your own. They will have PVC fitting adapters. You should be able to find one that will work which you may need to permanently attach it on the one end and custom fit it, but if you have basic skills, then you shouldn’t have a problem with getting it to work. Let me know how this turns out.Benjamin

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Moved a hurl con pump for swimming pool connected pipes wrong
ANSWER : So put them right

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I have a Intex 18×4 above ground pool with original pump that takes type A filter cartridges. Did not set up last year and cannot find manual. The pump is leaking around the top after putting new filter in. I know I am not remembering everything I’m supposed to do with hose connecting into pump and pool when you change filters or flush pump. Can you help me?
ANSWER : For manual you can visit http://www.intexcorp.com.hk/proifv/proifv_dl_client.jsp?source=intexstore this link. Hope it will help you.

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Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve bnut I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
Mar 12, 2010 – I have a 3/4hp flotec convertible jet pump. It is able to hold 30lbs pressure on the discharge side as the primie easily for 24 hours. It is not able to pull water from the well whcih has been here for years. i disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling watrer. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.

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ANSWER : Your well has gone dry it seems. It has happened to my before. At first the new pump I purchased that did not pump I took back for exchange and still no water. I finally gave in and called the well experts and I was told the well was dried up

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2005 4 stroke yamaha 150 550hrs. normally use every week but due to surgery not used for 10weeks. Just before I went down I changed internal fuel filter, and zincs in motor. finally put in sunday. motor started fine left dock hit the power and started to come up on plane then stuttered and died. changed the external fuel/water seperator pump up the primer and started up again. with in a minute died down again. limped back to dock checked fuel filter and plug wire connections. pumped up primer and left dock went right onto plane for maybe 150yds then coughed and died. I could pump up primer and it would run but then die out. the fuel filter at the front of the engine would run dry until I pumped it up again. If it were a car I would suspect a leak in a fuel line but I can’t find any sign of one.
before we launched I put 10 gallons of fresh fuel in and added another bottle of ethanol stabilizer (CRC brand)
what proceedure should I follow to isolate the problem? I am a fairly competent mechanic as far as cars and trucks go. I don’t really want to have to take it to a marine mechanic.
ANSWER : This is going to be the fuel pump is not pumping any fuel. The primer is acting as a fuel pump. When you prime it, it gives the engine enough fuel to run for a little bit. But as soon as the fuel runs out, the engine is dying. So this is going to be a bad fuel pump.

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Saltwater filter system on an INTEX swimming pool.
After putting fresh well water in pool, (5,060 gallons) I put in 120 lbs. of swimming pool salt. I ran the filter for 24 hours then fired up the saltwater chlorinator. After an hour the water went from totally clear to clear but now quite green. Now what? There is still about 1 hour to go on the recommended 5 hour cycle. It’s not clearing up.
Tony
ANSWER : Are the require hours properly set as required.In some cases it takes much time in clearing/cleaning the dirt from water.
Set the operating hours using the up arrow button to increase the hours of operation and the down arrow button to decrease the hours of operation. Hours of operation are determined by the amount of water in gallons for the pool size.Re-lock the keypad by pressing and holding the down arrow button for 2 seconds until a long beep is heard, then pressing and holding the up arrow button for another 2 seconds until a second long beep is heard. The green LED light will light up within minutes indicating the system is operating.
It is possible to run the system for a longer period of time than is necessary. However, because chlorine dissipates over time (which is why pool owners must constantly go to the store, constantly purchase, and continually add standard chlorine to their pools), if you happen to run your Saltwater Pool System too long, you can simply begin running it for a shorter period the next day, and your pool will be fine. The best way to determine the optimal length of time to operate your system is to experiment with different operating lengths of time, and to test the amount of chlorine in your pool using the chlorine test strips provided by Intex. See Owner’s Manual for operating time table list. If you have one available.
How long does it take for the Saltwater Pool System to clear the “green” water from my pool? The Intex Saltwater Pool Systems work very quickly, and will immediately begin eliminating bacteria and algae from pool water. However, the exact amount of time needed to transform dirty, dangerous pool water to safe, clean, clear, fresh pool water will depend on a number of factors including how dirty the pool water is to start with, the size of the pool, and the temperature of the outside air.
Will the Saltwater Pool System work even if I use well water? What if I have hard water? Yes, the Saltwater Pool System will work in all water conditions. However, you may find it desirable to treat your water (just as you would if it was being used in your house), if it is hard or has high levels of calcium, etc. Calcium can form white scale on the titanium plates in the electrolytic cell, thus requiring more frequent cleaning. Other than more frequent cleaning, it will not affect the ability of your Saltwater Pool System to perform its functions.
click this link below for more troubleshooting:–
http://www.intexstore.com/FAQSaltwaterSystems-General.aspx#12
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My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

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