n its big wheel. When the booster pump is off and nothing is moving, the polaris sits tilted on the same big wheel. I have verified the back knob is set at 11 oclock. I have no water in the rear bulb as well. All three thrusters are pumping with water. I have good power coming from the hose and there are no apparent leaks in the hose from what I can tell.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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Broken Booster Pump
If you`re not getting strong pressure from the return line you connect to the pool cleaner, it could be that the pump, filter, or the cleaner`s booster pump is malfunctioning. Check your pump and filter first. If they`re working fine, you`ve narrowed it down to the booster pump.
The most common reason the pool cleaners flip over is incorrect suction flow check the swivel on the cleaner to clear any jams.
The Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 pressure cleaner works in all in-ground pools, and requires a booster pump.
The thrust jet powers the direction of your Polaris Quattro pressure-side cleaner. The factory position of the thrust jet is three o`clock.
A booster system should not run continuously, particularly if there is no demand for water. Once the pump has satisfied the system pressure, a minimum run timer is actuated, and the pump will run for a preset time. The run cycle is usually five to seven minutes.
The average lifespan of a well pump is generally around eight to 15 years. However, where your pump will fall in that pretty wide age range depends on many factors. The single largest factor in your pump`s life expectancy is the frequency of your pump`s duty cycle.
When Does the Pool Pop Up Happen? Thankfully, the pool pop up rarely happens. In fact, it`s an extremely rare occurrence, and it usually happens when there`s a major flooding event or hurricane in the area, which saturates the ground and creates a super high water table.
Cleaners aren`t meant to stay in the pool 24/7. This is true for all cleaners. Pressure side cleaners run on a schedule every day so why take it out? Leaving the cleaner in the pool 24/7 increases its exposure to corrosive chemicals in the water, such as chlorine or shock.
The most common cause for this is the pool is not set up on flat level ground. We would suggest moving the pool to a different site and setting up again. Leaving the pool on uneven ground can cause a lot of pressure to build on parts of the pool which could cause it to collapse.
For the best care, we recommend storing your pool robot indoors covered with our robotic cleaner cover when you aren`t going to use it for an extended period of time.
What causes automatic pool cleaners to flip or do wheelies? The water level in a pool is one of the most common causes for this problem. When the water level is too high, the water line is very close to the coping. So when the cleaner starts to climb the wall, it hits the coping and flips on to its back.
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The polaris 380 for my pool is tilting during its motion when the booster is on. It does flatten out periodically but most of the time it is on its big wheel. When the booster pump is off and nothing is moving, the polaris sits tilted on the same big wheel. I have verified the back knob is set at 11 oclock. I have no water in the rear bulb as well. All three thrusters are pumping with water. I have good power coming from the hose and there are no apparent leaks in the hose from what I can tell.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Couple of guys tried to help me on this, perhaps you guys could come back. I forgot to mention there is a pressure tank bladder type on the discharge side. Could the air in this tank be messing with the prime. I checked the intake. It has water in it after bleeding air from the discharge system where before it was dry before purging air. I think there is air in the system and wonder if it is coming from the pressure tank?. i open up one of the discharge valves and a lot of air comes out. Should I put a valve on the pressure tank to take it off line until I get water from the well?
Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve but I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
I disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling water. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.
I took the pump nose off and looked at it. The one way valve appears to be working fine. The impeller is working fine also evidenced by when I turn it on witht the discharge cap off, water shoots out. When I open one of the discharge valves and turn it on, the pressure drops to 10lbs. At this point the prime water has moved through the pipe and and the pump does not soound like it has any water in it. I pull the cap off and have to “reprime it again.” It again goes back to the pressure gauage rapidly fluctuating while pump on. I disconnect pump on intake side I hear no vacuum. The guage is on the discharge side. The seals on the pump nose do not look frayed or damaged. The pump is not leaking water in any of the joints. The pipes on discharge and well side do not appear to be leaking.
My friend, please boil your question down. Your title has to do with riding mowers but the leaking, bladder, impeller, air bubbles, pressure tank, check valve comments seem to be migrating toward a pump of some kind – well? spa? pool? irrigation?
Briefly, any system that involves a water source, a water moving device, water storage device and ultimate useage is subject to leaks … into the system and out of the system. If this is a well and you have air in your system, your pump may be sucking air at the well or any loose connection between the tip of the pipe and the inlet to the pump. Your bladder could have failed but from what I can get from your comments, this is not the case. On the pressure side, neither air nor water will leak in … only out.
Please recheck all connections. Make sure your check valve is installed correctly and not leaking. The check valve assists the foot valve, which may have failed.
I am more inclined to think your well may be at the end of its useful life. To prove or disprove, you could have a plumber put a vacuum gage on your pump. He or she can answer this question is about 90 seconds based on this test. Expect to pay for one hour of time, which will be less than the time you have already invested in your project.
What direction should the ceramic portion of the bearing be facing, the impeller or the motor?
Impeller to protect the motor and stop the lube coming out.
Why is my sand pump filter not cycling pool water; the intake line along pool wall seems to be clogged.
I had this issue on a hayward. Bottom line, look at the secondary filter on the intake. I had a huge amount of leaves in there. When you open it up clean the basket and let the water flow for a minute. Also, back wash your filter.
I have a pressure booster pump installed which turns on automatically when we open the tap and turns off by itself when we close the tap, but when power goes and comes back(common in india), the pump will turn on even with no tap opened and does not turn off automatically and goes on running, some kind of airlock problem I think, when we just shut off and on water input several times, it again starts working well
Check to see if the output pipe has water in it when the pump swutches off the pump needs to be primed at all time what we normally find cases like this is the pump is higher than the supply or there is an air pocket on the output where the pressure sensor is
My pool pump makes a buzzing noise but there is no water circulating into the pool and no suction what-soever. What could be the problem?
First, Check your voltage at the terminal with a voltmeter. If it is within 10% of what is stated on the name plate, try the following suggestions. If is is more than 10% off, call an electrician. Common problems that cause this humming with no suction in these pool pumps are:-Take the pump apart and look for rubbing that could be causing your pump to tighten up. -Check for a seized motor. If the motor has seized up, you will have to have it repaired or replaced.-It could be a winding switch or capacitor problem. Again, a pro will have to service it.
I have a 1/2 horse wayne shallow well pump. At times the water in the house slows to a trickel. This will happen for about 40-120 seconds then the pump seems to kick on and the pressure is restored. I have replaced the high low switch and the problem persists. Please let me know any thoughts on the problem. Thank You
Check air in your water tank should be less than you’re cut in pressure..
How do I “bleed” air from pump ? Motor runs, but it does not pump water.
Check the suction side and see if it is clear to allow water flow.