How to choose a new pool pump

Pumps sometimes don’t get the attention they deserve as they are one of the biggest energy hogs we have in our house. Lifespan and power consumption are 2 of the biggest factors. Below is a snapshot of the 3 options to choose from and a brief description of each. If you have questions or would… Read More»

Pump priming

My pump won’t prime. The return line is full but the skimmer doesn’t pull. I can draw water with a shop vac but he pump doesn’t pull. I have tightened every connection to the best of my ability. Let me know what to do next.

Supermax vs pump 3 speed

My lowest setting as per Aquatech advice is 1400. Seems like my heater will not function at this low rate. Is that normal? I slowly increased the flow and at about 1550, the heater kicked in. What are your preferred settings in order to maintain heater function?

Sundance altamar 880 jets pump 2 won’t operate

Sundance altamar 880 jets pump 2 won’t operate, hear click in sentry control box. Pulled pump and took to electric repair shop, they tested it and said it runs like new. All other equipment working fine. Suggestions?

Air entering water pump intake

When we start our pump it kicks on high and starts drawing in water. I then open up the air relief valve on top the filter. Soon after water begins to flow through the relief valve so I close it and can see water flowing through the pump. Then, we can wee the skimmer basket… Read More»

Pump

My pool pump seems to be working fine but is not sucking strong enough through the vacuum hose to clean the debris off the bottom of the pool and I am worried things are not circulating correctly as the debris builds up. I have checked the hose to make sure it is unclogged and felt… Read More»

SuperMax VS Pump Settings

What are your recommended speed/duration settings for Speeds 1, 2 and 3 of a SuperMax VS pump. I have an 18×36 pool with a chlorinator. Also, do I need to re-program the pump each year or will it remember the settings while it’s powered off during the winter? Thanks.

Pump and Filter Operation–Sand Filter

Normal Operation Valve on suction is open Dial Valve indicator on filter Pump switch is on Whatever the pressure gauge reads after the filter has been backwashed will be the normal setting for your filter. When the pressure raises 5 lbs. above the normal pressure setting, the filter needs backwashing. Normal Setting: ______________ Backwash Setting:______________… Read More»

sump pump

1. what should the sump pump be set to in terms of how high the float is? 2. Right now the water comes in to about 6″ and is pumped out right away – is this the correct setting? 3. Is there a benefit to the wear and tear on the pump to allow water… Read More»

Pump life span

My 8 year old pump is becoming very noisy (whining) and I wonder if it can be fixed or should it be replaced?