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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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SOURCE: pool pump won't prime

check for air leaks, cover o-ring is common culprit. anything in front of pump can cause this.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: leaves in the skimmer line and its plugged

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?
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Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Pool vaccuum

are you filling the vacuum line with water before hooking it to the skimmer?

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Once I start the pump, it takes a while for the suction to start

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

SOURCE: air in filter on hayward above ground pool.

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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