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Priming creates the suction needed to get the water moving through the pump, creating circulation in the pool. Most pumps today are self-priming. However, when the strainer pot of the pump is opened, and water is draining from the pot area, re-priming of the pump is often required to get the water circulating once again.
Excess water due to rain or a leak in the system may have gotten into the motor, causing it to short. If you think this has happened, dry the motor and let it sit for 24 hours before attempting to start it up again. The motor can short even by a small amount of moisture. Also, try resetting the breaker at the breaker panel. If it continues to trip, call a pool service technician from Memphis Pool for further assistance.
This often means trash has clogged the impeller or there is a bad motor capacitor. You may need to call a pool service technician at Memphis Pool to assist you.
Oftentimes, this is caused by worn out bearings or a motor shaft that is bent. Take your motor to any of our 3 retail store locations, or our service department at 901-795-8950 for an on-site motor replacement.
Our spring start-up tips will help get your pool ready for summer fun. We highly recommend, however, that you first get a thorough free water analysis completed at our Memphis Pool water care lab located in any of our three retail stores before tackling the job of balancing your water and preparing it for the upcoming swim season.
If, upon removing your pool cover, you discover your water is cloudy or green, ask for our Pool Care Solutions leaflet titled "How to Remedy Green and Cloudy Water" to clear up your problem. Only after following the procedures on that pamphlet, should you then proceed to the instructions below.
If there appears to be any problem with your filtration system or automatic cleaner, or if you'd rather have us open your pool, contact the Memphis Pool Service Department at 901-795-8950.
Filter sand can typically last anywhere from five to ten years, depending on how often the sand is cleaned. Filter sand will lose its effectiveness to filter the water from years of granular erosion, as well as matting and impacting of the sand due to oils, dirt, calcium, and clay.
If any of the following statements apply to you, it may be time to change your sand.
I have to backwash more often due to the pressure rising faster.
Example: If you used to backwash every eight days, but now you're backwashing every five days because of your pressure reading, it's time to replace your sand.
Even though my pressure gauge is saying it's time to backwash, I see very little dirt flush out when I do backwash.
If you see very little dirt through your sight glass as you backwash, it's time to change your sand.
After backwashing and rinsing, dirt flows out from my inlets.
If you see this ugly sight, it's time to change your sand.
I've used biguinide products, and was told I need to afterwards change my sand.
You are right! If you've used biguinide products in your pool such as Baquacil, you need to change your sand.
Certainly, you can call a Memphis Pool Service Technician to replace the sand for you, or you can do it yourself. If you choose to tackle the task yourself, the following are the steps needed to change your sand.
Note: Installation manuals of different models offer a number of tips to help you change the sand in your filter. For instance, some recommend holding the standpipe to make sure it doesn't come loose while pouring the sand.
Before you call a pool service technician, you may want to try these troubleshooting steps first. Often the fix can be very quick and very simple.