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Thread: I think I have my Filter and pump hooked up wrong

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    I think I have my Filter and pump hooked up wrong

    I have purchased a new pool and I am at the point of hooking up the Sand Filter and Pump. The instructions provided, weren't very clear to me, so I am asking you to review to make sure its hooked up correctly.

    I have the SKIMMER to RETURN of Sand Filter
    I have the Top of PUMP to PUMP (label) of Sand Filter
    I have the Pump Basket to Pool Inlet.

    I think it should be SKIMMER to PUMP Basket
    RETURN of Sand Filter to POOL Inlet.
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    16344 gal, AG, Fijian 52 Pool 27' round w/ 1.5 HP 21 Sta-Rite Above Ground Pool Sand Filter System. using ZeoBest ZeoLite Filter Media.

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    4knights's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    NE Kansas

    Re: I think I have my Filter and pump hooked up wrong

    The hose from the skimmer goes to the intake of the pump then pump to filter and filter return to the side of the pool.

    The suction side of the pump is skimmer and return side means returning to the pool from the filter.
    So you are correct- you need to switch them.
    Ron- Kansas. IG fiberglass, Riviera 30 Freeform 13600 gallons,
    EasyTouch 4 w/IC20 SWCG, Pentair Whisperflo 1hp, 2 speed 220 pump, Hayward ProGrid 4820 DE filter using Eco Klean instead of DE, 2 Savi Melody 12v 5 color LEDs, Raypack 266k btu millivolt heater, Arctic Armour Mesh custom safety cover (Total self Install) TF-100 test kit w/Magic stir.

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: I think I have my Filter and pump hooked up wrong

    Yep pull the ole switcherooni and you'll be good.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Isaac-1's Avatar
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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: I think I have my Filter and pump hooked up wrong

    Yep, it looks like your sucking in the return and spitting out the out the skimmer
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