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Thread: silly pump question

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Central Texas

    silly pump question

    What happens when a primed and running pump stops receiving water? Say by shutting off a valve or an obstruction in the suction line.

    I am particularily interested in the Whisperflo and Intellipro (4x160) models. Are either of them smart enough to recognize the problem and shut down before they burn up?
    Light grey plaster, stone coping, 38K gallon Roman shaped pool with a shallow end beach, table and bar stools, deep end bench and waterfall (Intelliflo 4X160). Taylor K-2006, Pentair 320 chlorinator, Intelliflow VF, Quad DE 100. 4 ColorLogics, 3 skimmers, 14 wall returns, 13 floor returns, TurboTwister slide, autofill and miles of pvc.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: silly pump question

    It's not a silly question, but most pumps just keep trying to go - if they run 'starved' long enough either the pump will burn out or the connections and seals will melt.

    There are controls you can add to the system which will sense the loss of pressure and kill the power to the unit
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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