Above Ground Hi Flo Pump

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If it’s rattely clean the impeller, If it’s screechie bad bearing probally caused by a bad seal and it will need a new motor and seal.

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Feel the impeller to see if it`s clogged or wobbly—both will cause a noisy pool pump. If it`s clogged, bend a stiff piece of wire into a hook shape with a pair of pliers, and use that to scrape off the debris. If the impeller is wobbly, you`ll need to have it adjusted or replaced.
When it`s running, it keeps the water moving; otherwise the water would become stagnant and things like algae and bacteria could grow. The pump also clears debris from the water and keeps those pool chemicals mixed by pushing water through the filtration system.
The most common reason for low or no flow is that the baskets are full of debris. By checking and emptying both the skimmer basket (by the pool) and the pump basket (inside the pump) will free up the water flow, allowing the system to fully `prime` and function at full capacity.
Air Leaks. The number one cause of pump surge or pulsing is your classic air leak. The more pressure your pump creates, the easier it is for air to get sucked through even the smallest leaks. And since air poses less resistance than water, it will get sucked by the pump instead of water, causing the pump to pulse.
This high-pitched screaming noise could simply be a sign that something is caught inside the pump, like in the impeller. Sometimes, the obstruction will clear as the pump works. The sound will go away as things go back to normal. However, this noise can be a sign that the pump`s bearings have worn down too much.
If pool pumps has become noisy when running it could have a tight bearing. Take a glimpse under the motor and look out for corrosion. The shaft seal may be leaking causing water to enter the motor resulting in a seized bearing. Another cause could be debris binding the impeller.
A gurgling noise emitting from your pump means the pump is running dry or taking in too much air. A lack of sufficient water could lead to the pump burning out. Pool water should be halfway to the skimmer`s door. If it`s any lower your pump will take in air and give off a gurgle.

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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?
ANSWER : 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.

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I just installed a Waterway Above Ground Hi Flo 1.5HP pump on my above ground pool. Everything seems to be fine, but after turning it on, and it running for a minute or two, the pump starts to get louder and louder… What might be causing it? It does not appear to be sucking in any air, and if I turn it off, and then back on, it starts quiet, and then goes back to making noise…
ANSWER : SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF TWO THINGS.

1) The pump is cavitating (sucking in air) could be not enough water flow to it, or a leak.
2) The bearings could be bad or misaligned

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Why is my sand pump filter not cycling pool water; the intake line along pool wall seems to be clogged.
ANSWER : 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.

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The noise sounds like a much louder humming sound; Temperatures were well below freezing here last night
ANSWER : I’m not sure what your humming is much louder than. But if you had a freeze your pump may have froze and you will need to ck for leaks after thawing. You could have cracked your pump or hurt the seals. After you check for this, you can check for a weak start capacitor in your motor, as the cold can affect these also. Good luck.

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How do I “bleed” air from pump ? Motor runs, but it does not pump water.
ANSWER : Check the suction side and see if it is clear to allow water flow.

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Runs fine in low speed on & off rapidly in high speed
ANSWER : By saying this are you sure the motor is turning on/off ? or could it be that water discharge seems on/off , because this could be a pump condition called CAVITATION this is a condition when pump is turning so fast that water doesn’t have time to reflood the pumps impeller and at outlet seems like the water is going on/off makes a bit more noise and foam as well due to water smashing into it’s self over and over , most cavitation’s are caused by a restriction in the inlet line to pump but can be also a indication of a pump head wearing down too , takes a exp pool tech to know the difference , if the motor is truly turning on/off fastly ck your electric connections to be sure there tight !! other than that its all done by the controller boards and those you can only replace , theres nothing to “fix” on them

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The pump will not continue to run after starting, it runs for 5 seconds and then stops, until the next attempt to detect water, the pump is sitting in three feet of water. The pump will not continue to run after detecting water.
ANSWER : CLEAN AIR LOCK HOLE

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My pump is no longer working my pool water is starting to turn green, I shut down the power but I can’t seem to open up the pool pump to clean the basket can you give me any suggestions?
ANSWER : First get some liquid chloriene in the pool start with about four gallons. Loosten the lid ring then turn the pump on and back off after a few seconds. If your trying to get the pump housing open do the same thing with the lock ring that holds it closed.

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