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Thread: Priming an Above Ground Pump for an IG pool

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    Priming an Above Ground Pump for an IG pool


    First post here.

    I've recently taken over the operation of an outdoor, in-ground pool with 2 above ground pumps. These pumps are above the water level by a good 3 feet when the pool is full. I operated the pool a bit last summer, and when the pumps were already holding prime, they started back up relatively easily.

    I'm starting up the pool for the summer this week, so I need to figure out the initial prime. Any tricks of the trade for priming this kind of situation?
    Andrew Carlson-Hastings Lake Bible Camp
    Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
    Outdoor IG Pool - 75,500 gal
    Plaster/tile lining - Sand filtered w/two filters
    2 variable speed pumps - Pool constructed in 1973

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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Priming an Above Ground Pump for an IG pool

    I would start just filling the strainer baskets with water and giving that a shot, if that fails you may need more desperate action
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