The pool pump runs but has low water flow.
It could be something blocking it, a dirty pool filter, or too much air in the system. If there’s something blocking your pump’s suction, check your filter gauge. If it’s 10psi above the normal reading, clean your filter. This will reduce pressure and reset your pump’s flow.
Moreover, how do I know what type of pool pump I have?
The easiest way to determine your pump model is by finding the part number on the strainer lid. The lid may be unique to your style pump in that case you already have part of the equation. With that information you would only require the horsepower of the pump to determine a suitable motor match.
Correspondingly, is it better to run a pool pump at night or day?
It may be cheaper to run the pump at night, but honestly you should run it 1 hour a day per 10 degrees of temperature at least, and it should be during the day. Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up.
How do you program a Hayward pool pump?
We recommend that our customers run their pumps rain or shine UNLESS we have an electrical storm. In that case, lightning could strike an outside circuit, which could damage your pump and other equipment. If you’re worried about lightening, turn the pump off or shut off the breaker.
If the pump won’t start or run, check these things
If the motor does not turn on, check the breaker and timeclock switches. If the motor makes no noise at all, check the wiring and terminal connections. If the motor won’t come up to full speed, check the incoming voltage with a multi-meter.
How to Troubleshoot a Hayward Pool Pump
- Step 1: Check the Hoses. Tighten all hose connections on the pump and filter. …
- Step 2: Inspect the Pressure Gauge. …
- Step 3: Check the Skimmer Basket. …
- Step 4: Remove Debris. …
- Step 5: Inspect the Impeller. …
- Step 6: Backwash the Filter. …
- Step 7: Replace the Sand or DE.
The first place you want to check is typically the easiest- the strainer lid. The strainer lid on your pump basket is located on the wet end of your pump or, on the opposite side of your motor. Typically, pump manufacturers will stamp their part number on one of the sides of the lid or somewhere along the handle.
Although it’s generally recommended that all the pool water undergo filtration every 24 hours, the pump does not need to run all the time. A proactive, productive and energy-saving maintenance activity is to remove the debris floating on the pool surface with a hand-held skimmer.