To hook up hoses to a pool pump and filter, attach the other end of the hose from the skimmer pipe to the pump, connect the opposite end of the return hose to the pool filter valve, and attach another hose to connect the pool pump and filter together. Hose clamps and water pump pliers are necessary to complete this project.Continue Reading
Connect a single pump hose to the skimmer pipe located below the skimmer basket. Lock down the hose that is over the pipe with a hose clamp. Attach the opposite end of the hose to the pump. Connect the return hose to the pool's fitting pipe, and clamp it down. Connect the other end of the return hose to the return valve of the pool filter. Make a tight seal with the hose clamp.
Use another hose to make the connection between the pump and pool filter, and use water pump pliers to secure the connection. Use hose clamps to seal the pipes and hoses.
Prime the pump, and prepare the filter by using a filtering conduit, such as sand. Plug in the pool pump and filter. The pump and filter should be working.
Inspect all of the hoses and connections, and tighten the clamps if necessary. Listen for smooth sounds coming from the pool pump and filter.
To find a leak in a swimming pool liner, turn the pump and skimmer off. Examine the sides and floor of the pool for weak spots, which often occur when a leak is present. Another option is to place diluted red food coloring in a squirt bottle and squirt small amounts of the dyed water in the swimming pool. Watch the dye, as it typically flows out through the leak.Full Answer >
To connect a pool vacuum to a filter, adjust the pool water level, and clean and block all skimmer baskets except the skimmer containing the rubber stoppers. Switch off the power supply to the pool, and attach the vacuum. Fill the hose with water, and attach the skimmer.Full Answer >
Replacing a pool pump motor involves removing the motor mount bracket and the old motor from the pool pump, disconnecting the motor wiring, removing the pump impeller, replacing a pool pump seal with a new seal, detaching the motor from the bracket and placing a new motor in the place of the old one. Be sure to buy a new pool motor that suits your pool pump before attempting this task.Full Answer >
The method for reading a pool pump diagram depends on the pool pump. Usually, the parts of a pool pump diagram are clearly labeled, making reading the diagram easy.Full Answer >