Pool Pump Pressure????

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Pool Pump Pressure????

Postby secornell » Thu 15 May, 2008 10:49


I replaced a broken pool pump with a hand-me-down. My friend filled his pool in with dirt, so I scavenged his equipment. I wired up his pump and it ran so I assumed it works well. I proceeded to plumb it to my pool, but when I run the pump, I cannot get prime. I'm in the process of opening the pool so most lines (we hope) were emply. I disconnected the supply side of the plumbing going to the pool heater, ran the pump, and felt nothing, not air movement at all. Next I disconnected the pump from the plumbing and turn it on. I felt very little suction, and on the other end, very little air moving. i.e. less than a hair dryer. I understand the pool pump is made to pump water, not air, but does this sound like a working pump???


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Postby muss08 » Thu 15 May, 2008 13:32

Unfortunately it could be many things. You could have a suction side leak causing you to pull in air, could be miswired, pump could be undersized, etc. You cant really tell from feeling airflow
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