Impeller cleaning.

Selenap

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I was reading some comments on someone else’s post about low PSI and reasons for it. Sorry I can’t find that post now but I was having the same problem. Low psi and loud racket. Someone mentioned cleaning the pump impeller. I googled how to do that and let me tell you. I had a rock. A stick. A birds nest or something. It was nuts. So I cleaned it out and restarted the pump. Holy cow! My psi shot up from like 5 to twelve and now it’s running like it was new. I was fixin to buy a new pump cause I just thought this one was shot. So thanks mystery people!
 
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Selenap

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May 28, 2021
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Waynesville, NC
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25200
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Vinyl
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I know why. It sat open for a year out in the yard because I didn’t put it away and I had to wait until January for a new liner. I also don’t have a fancy vacuum and the knock off suction side vac I bought isn’t compatible with my skimmer vacuum lid so I vacuum straight into the pump basket. It was mostly a boat load of pine needles.
 
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