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How to turn on the pump

We are new to a home with a pool and we can not find a switch or anything to turn on the pump. or 636-675-1513

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Trace the cable coming out of the pump and see where it goes, it may go to a pump relay switch that has a green and red button on or it may go into a control box and wired into a timer which could be set to not come on so will need turning onto manual or timed. Other than those two applications pumps are'nt really wired any other way.
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Posted on May 08, 2010


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