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• To prime the pump, ….

• To prime the pump, remove the strainer pot lid and fill the pump with water until the water level reaches the suction port. Replace the strainer pot lid. Begin by opening the manual relief valve on top of the filter and start the pump. Bleed the air from the system by allowing it to escape from the filter until a steady stream of water comes out. Finally, close the manual relief valve.

• Finally, the pump must be programmed in order to get proper filtration and circulation while using the lowest motor speed.

• It should be set to operate at a speed that will turn over the pool volume at least once every 24 hours, depending on the amount of debris and bather load. The turnover time should not be less than 6 hours for normal operation.

The flow rates should be set as low as is possible to accomplish a given task to maximize energy efficiency.

The start-up flow rate will probably need to be higher, however, to prime the pump and vent the air from the filter, as well as other start-up tasks like filling up solar panels.

New Variable-Speed pumps are equipped with programmable setting for different operations such as normal filtration, extra filtration, jets, water features, and pool cleaners.

It’s a good idea to have these programmed in advanced to provide the pool owner with modes that temporarily override normal filtration flow rate.

This is especially useful in the event of a storm or pool party.

To ensure customer it’s always a great idea to familiarize to pool owner with the new pump’s functions, operation, and programming.

Furthermore, if the pool owner does not understand that lowered flow rates directly affect energy efficiency and therefore financial savings, the new pump may not save money after all.

It’s important to educate the pool owner about these things.

Finally, service professionals will want to measure the average energy use of the new pump, especially if the pump was installed due to the service technician’s recommendation.

Compare the energy use of the new pump to that of the old pump and present this information to the pool owner in terms of monetary saving for happy customers.

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