Jacuzzi Above Ground Swimming Pool Pump

I have never hooked this pump up my husband always did that. I need to know where all the lines go. How many lines I should have?


It is a sand filter. But I have no clue how to hook it up or connect all the hose.




Thanks for the question

It's so much easier with a manual or video to instruct you on how to hook up a filter system, but I'll do my best to walk you through it.

- Be sure to place the filter and pump motor on even ground close to the power source. This is will help stabilize the system and prevent vibration. A heavy board or concrete slab can be used. Level the ground underneath.

- Attach a hose from the pool filter outlet to the pool's intake. The pool filter outlet is where clean water leaves the filter and returns to the pool via the pool returns. You can use plumber's tape and wrap around the ends for a more secure fit.

- Next is to connect a hose from the pool skimmer to the pump intake. The pump intake is front of the pump housing and basket. Many above ground pools don't have a main drain. If yours does, you'll need to get an adapter that lets the skimmer and the main drain to attach to the pumps intake. You can get these at your local pool supply store.

- Be sure there's water in the filter. If there isn't, you'll need to unscrew the top of the filter and fill it with water, then put the lid back on. Be sure to close the skimmer valve while doing this. While the lid is off, you can inspect the rubber o-ring/gasket around the lid. If it's cracked or broken you'll need to replace it.

- Next, unscrew the pump lid and fill it with water. This is called "priming the pump". Be sure the basket is clean. Also, check the o-ring around the pump lid. Again, if it's broken or cracked, replace it. While the lid is off, check to be sure there's the correct amount of sand in the filter. Check with your filter's manufacturer. If you have a Jacuzzi Laser is could be anywhere from 140 - 200 lbs.

- Plug in the pool filter, OPEN THE SKIMMER VALVE all the way and quickly turn the system on. Open the air release valve on top of the filter. When water starts to come out of the release valve, close it. Never run the pump dry or if there's no water in the pump basket. This will burn the pump motor up.

- Check all hose connections for leaks. If you have a leak, turn off the filter and tighten the connections.. If there's a pin hole leak in the hose, you'll need to replace the entire hose.

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Why Do Tiny Bubbles Appear In In-Ground Spa

by Rich
(Roseland NJ)

We have a 20x40 gunnite in-ground pool with connected in-ground spa. When we activate spa mode, tiny bubbles appear in the spa causing a cloudy appearance in the water.

Can this be caused by the actuator valves not closing all the way, forcing air in to make the bubbles? Or could there be a clog in the pipe? Pressure is good and water level is good, we are not losing any water. We are stumped.




Thanks for the question rich

There are a few reasons why you can have bubbles in the hot tub. I know they're small and annoying. Here are some things to look over and check:

  • Water out-of balance
  • Low calcium hardness. Keep it between 150 - 250ppm.
  • Build-up of soap scum and/or contaminants in plumbing
  • Adjust the pH to 7.4 - 7.8
  • Clean or replace filter cartridge

    You can also use a product called Scum Buster. This breaks up any residue in the plumbing. Older water, over 3 - 4 months with high dissolved solids can be an issue.

    I am pretty sure most actuators have stops that are adjustable. You may need to adjust them so they'll get fully closed.

    An ozonator aerates the water as the means of delivering the ozone. If you use Biguanide, foam problems are unavoidable.

    You can open your equipment bay doors and see if you have an ozonator and all the tubes are still attached. There's normally 1/4" - 3/8" clear plastic tubing going from the ozanator to an injector in the return plumbing of the spa.

    It may also be a bad check valve. This valve stops water from going back through the system the wrong way.

    Here are some other posts to look over about hot tubs:

    Tiny Bubbles In Swimming Pool

    Spa Water Testing

    In Ground Hot Tub Draining

    How To "Run" In Ground Spa Attached To Pool

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    Robert

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    Above Ground Filter Problem..Keeps Turning On & Off

    by Brenda

    I have just recently installed an above ground pool. When I backwash, the pump will only pump for approximately 1 minute then turn off wait a few seconds and pump a few seconds then turn off . . . and continue this way.

    Can you tell me what to look for?




    Thanks for the question Brenda

    This sounds like it could be an electrical problem.

    The pool motor may be wired to the wrong voltage. Most inground pool pumps can be either 115 or 230v.

    You need to turn off the pump motor and have an electrician check the problem and correct it.

    If you are not familar with handling pool pump wiring, you need to get a qualified electrician.

    I can't tell you how to fix the problem because this is one area of pools that I don't handle.

    Electricity and me aren't friends and it has let me know that about 5 times already (220v each time).

    Hope this helps and good luck with your pool.

    Robert

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