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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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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.
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. 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. 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
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 poo…l as well.
I have a spa that overflows into the swimming pool and a solar system heating the pool. When the pool pump turns off most of the water drains from the spa why is this and is there a way to stop it.?
Answer yes, you could install a check valve on the line that feed the spa with water. it depends if that line has been buried or not how hard the job will be.
3hp but you must have 2 inch pipe and a filter to work with it ! $$$$$$. pool pump repair guy in longwood fl.
What exactly are you looking for? What is the nature of the problem with the pump? Restate your question and you may get an answer.
Lakes and Ponds don't have Pumps... As long as the water is clean, jump in! i just wouldn't suggest ingesting the water
At what temperature is it necessary to turn on the pump in a saltwater pool to keep pipes from freezing?
I would seriously consider turning it on at 0 degrees Celsius.
If the pool is properly grounded and bonded, with ground fault interupt circuit, it is safe. I would not run if a thunder storm is approaching. Of course, they should not be i…n the pool during a thunderstorm at any rate.
Keep on running it.
Ice isn't meant to be in a pool pump. this can damage/ruin it. that is why you hear a grinding noise. cheers
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.
There is a plug under the skimmer basket attached to the pump. In some instance there maybe a plug underneath the pump itself.