New To Pool Ownership, Totally Lost


New member
Sep 16, 2020
Hey everyone!

We just bought a house with an above ground pool with a Hayward sand filter. We've never owned a pool before, and it's been quite a learning curve. For some things, sites like this and videos have helped - but for the life of us, we can't find a way to turn off our pump (save for turning off the power to it). Sounds silly, but true.

We're in Canada, and are having it professionally closed next week. But since the pump has been running non-stop since we bought the house, we'd definitely like to know the proper way to turn it off! Any help for us newbies is very much appreciated. ☺


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
Hey there Kris, welcome to TFP :)
Can you get us a picture and info about the pump and equipment pad?

Please fill out a signature line (found under settings) with info about your pool, its size, equipment, sanitation routine, testing...that sort of thing. Helps us answer your questions better. Thanks :)