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Thread: Above Ground Pump on In Ground Pool?

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    Above Ground Pump on In Ground Pool?

    My pump started making a louder whiniing noise this week....it was replaced in '06 with what may be an above ground pool pump.
    How can I tell if it's an above ground setup?...It's marked to fill with water before startring...is this a clue?
    After opening the basket it takes a few minutes to get pumping.
    If it is an above ground I think I'll not repair it and just get the proper pump.
    10,000 Gal. Inground Plaster Lap Pool
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    New Orleans, LA

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    Re: Above Ground Pump on In Ground Pool?

    My pump is labled Hayward model sp2807x10, which on searching for it I find it described as an inground pool pump.
    10,000 Gal. Inground Plaster Lap Pool
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    New Orleans, LA

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    Re: Above Ground Pump on In Ground Pool?

    A typical above ground pool pump will not startup properly if the pump is located above the surface of the pool water, regardless of how long you give it.
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