Question about Plumbing
I was vaccuuming sunken algae to waste without the filter in (should have had the skimmer basket in but didn't)I sucked up a leaf and heard the tone of the pump change so I unplugged it. I picked up the water return hose to force water backwards through the pump and leaves came out. When I plugged it back in and hit the reset button a red light came on and the pump doesn't work. It is a 16' x 42" and the pump and skimmer hang on the side on the side of pool. The skimmer has SFS1000 written on the side. Did I just ruin my pump?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is the obstruction on hte suction side or supply side of the pump?
Either way, you can disconnect the pump, and work from there. If the pump was installed correctly there shgould be unions ( fitting that can be reconnected on the pump suction and supply. If not, you can cut the pipes a few inches from the pump and then shorten the remainder to acomodate the length of the union. Glue these in place follow the instructions on the glue can.
Try using a water hose with the water on from the direction of the pump to the pool. see if this does the job. Leaves should be able to be pulled through by the oumop, I suspect somthing larger. Do you have a strainer on the suction line? Have you checked the pool filter?
I would check the filter first. Why do you think the problem is a clogged line? How do you know the pump is performing? Does it run a Spa, and nbot the pool?
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
If the pump over heated the fittings going into it heated up and tried to expand but couldn't as they were screwed into the pump when they cooled they did shrink. They seem tight but are probally bottoming out when you screw them into the pump. Try replumbing the pump with all new pipes in and out. This should fix the problem. Make sure you kill all the alge before you try to filter it as it will clog the filter bad and could be the orignal cause of this problem.Good Luck and have fun
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
This is common the first 30-60 seconds after turning the filter on. The filter is purging its self of the air, sometimes algae or small debris will shoot back into the pool as well.
If it is constantly getting air then replace your o-ring on the that clear cover (Strainer Cover) make sure you use a lubricant, and like djtc66 said re-wrap all threaded areas with teflon tape.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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We, like others, purchased an Intex 56633E 2500GPH Intex Pump for our Summer Escapes 18 X 52 Pool. While this is not exactly the pump you are talking about, the installation is the same. It comes with the filter, hoses, and cut-off valves. It was easy to install, with a few modifications.
For those who need assistance on getting this to work with the Summer Escapes pool, here is what we did:
1. We installed the plungers that came with the kit on the pump, before the hoses. This was done to allow us to close them, so that we can clean the filter, when needed. They install without any modifications.
2. We installed the GAME 4552 Skim Filter Pump Adaptor (Avail. On Amazon) on the bottom of the existing skimmer assy. (You can skip this, and use the existing pump, if you wish. Just remember to remove the impeller assy, as it will reduce flow.)
3. We then cut off one of the threaded ends from each supplied hoses, just below where the flat part of the hose is located..
4. Next, we put teflon tape around the bottom of the Game adapter, and also, on the existing wall output tube.
5. Using 2 clamps for each of the connections, installed cut off ends onto the game adapter, and the output tubes.
6. We re-installed the existing C filter into the skimmer, and the basket.
7. Now, the easy part. We cleared all of the air per the manufacturers instructions.
8. Turned on the pump, and, were delighted to see more water move in the pool than we have ever seen before.
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