Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: I Need Pump Info Please

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Senatobia, MS
    Posts
    3

    Question I Need Pump Info Please

    I have placed this post here because I need information on a utility type pump, not one that would be used to filter with.

    I plan to drain my pool for painting later this year and need a pump to keep ground water suctioned away. I have a PVC conduit under my diving board that leads to a sump installed under the deep end of the pool for this purpose. I've been advised that the pump needs to be ran 24 hrs per day, even if it's not pumping water, so the pump I'm seeking needs to be able to run dry and self prime when needed. I will be home for the duration of this project, but I want to be able to sleep comfortably knowing my pool will not float, lol.

    If I have a hydrostatic plug, when the pool is completely drained, I will remove that and possibly give the pump a rest during my waking hours, so, there's that.

    The pump needs to run on electricity and be safely operated from a 50' extension cord.

    This project is on a fiberglass pool that has an 18,000 gallon capacity.

    Anyone, please advise what kind of pump I need to buy.

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. Back To Top    #2


    TFP Guide

    cowboycasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Fletcher, OK
    Posts
    3,346

    Re: I Need Pump Info Please

    below is the type of sump pump you need but it will depend on how big your pipe is, the one linked needs an 11 inch pipe

    Pumps | Effluent CDU980E 3/4 HP Stainless Steel Sump Pump | B864046 - GlobalIndustrial.com
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
    links: pool school * Recommended-Levels * SLAM * CYA chart * Test kits * How To Post Pictures * Poolmath * OCLT ** Support your website if we helped you :) **

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Senatobia, MS
    Posts
    3

    Re: I Need Pump Info Please

    I'm sure I wasn't clear in what I was asking. I need a pump that will sit on the pool deck. It's intake will connect to the pipe under my diving board or will be snaked through the pipe to the sump area.
    Scott Harrison
    Senatobia, MS
    8 year old fiberglass pool
    in-ground
    18,000 gallons

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •