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Thread: Pool opening problems

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    Pool opening problems

    I've been trying to research but can't find anything on it. I currently bought a house with a above ground pool. It has the lines to and from the pump under ground so there is caps on the pipes coming out of the ground. I found the pieces that screw into those but, is there suppose to be hardline (like pvc pipe) running up or just a soft hose going to the connections up top? Trying to see if they are around here somewhere but don't know what I'm looking for.
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    Can you post a picture?
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    I put the connections next to capped off pieces
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    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    The connection to the skimmer ( the big box thing) is a suction hose and the other is a discharge hose. They could be piped in pvc if you wanted a permanent connection. You should be looking for 2- 4' hoses or pipes. If they are hoses the one that goes to the skimmer will be re-enforced to prevent it from colapsing under the vacume from the pump.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    Thanks for the response..I found one reinforced pvc hose so that must be for the skimmer...what about the discharge..there is 2 connections coming out of the pool as you can see in the pic..where do those go? one goes down to the connection in the ground...what about the other? And that will be any type of hose? I found some that would fit but i think they might be for a pool vacuum
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    Something just occured to me, Are you familiar with a pool pump deck arrangement at all? If not do not start your pump untill you are certian all valves are correctly positioned. If in doubt post some pictures of that area and I can tell you what to do. Starting a pump with the returns to the pool capped or closed by a valve could damage your filter or other equiptment.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    From the looks of it you have 2 returns to the pool . Look on the inside and tell me if there is more than 1 jet in the side of the pool. it will look like the first one. If there are 2 you may need to run a hose from the first to the second. The hose should resemble the the other hose. A vacume hose typically will have moulded ribs in it .
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    I really have no clue...tryin to do research online but its not working out too well
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    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    Ok the red handle in the picture is a valve . Its closed right now. It is the suction line valve and it will allow the pump to draw water from the skimmer. It needs to be open when you start the pump. That looks like a Hayward sand filter and it has a valve on the top of it that must be aligned to the filter position BEFORE the pump is started. As long as there are no valves not pictured thats the settings they need to be in to start the pump.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    the hose I found is exactly like the somewhat clear hose on the pump in the 2nd pic
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    Thats not vacume hose , it runs from the first jet to the second, and should be long enough to lay on the ground so as not to overstress the fitings.
    The owners manuals for your equiptment can be found here http://www.haywardnet.com/
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    so that blue line you see in the 2nd pic does that attach to the pool? it seems like it would be long enough to run on the ground to the pool
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    That hose is used when you backwash /rinse your filter . It should be run somewhere to dispose of funky water when cleaning your filter
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    So i went out and looked. The skimmer and the port next to it are the only things on the side of the pool
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    In case you dont know, NEVER!!!! change the postion of any valve when the pump is running. Turn it off first.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    Ok the second port on the return jet is most likely for a " pressure side vacume" Like a polaris. Is there anything that looks like it has a few wheels and a hole for a hose?http://www.polarispool.com/poolcleaners/360.aspx like this one?
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    yeah, like a lady bug machine? haha
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    ok that plugs into one of the 2 ports I would use the one that does not point down.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    ok cool...so that clear pvc hose goes on the bottom port down to the ground and i just have to find the vacuum one for the skimmer?
    24' round 4ft deep above ground
    1.5hp proline pump
    Proline Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Lines to, and from pump

    You might want to have a way to screw a plug in there for when you dont want the vacume running.
    And you need to check the bottom of the filter ( big round tank ) and make sure the drain plug is in . There is a basket connected to the electric motor and pump. That the suction strainer, open it and make sure they did not store the plug in there. The only thing there should be a removable basket. Tighten the lid down carefully and firmly do not use any tools on it , hand tight should do .
    the clear hose with the white lines is good for both. the skimmer and the return jet. connect with stainless hose clamps.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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