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swimming pool problems (again,sorry)

Old May 13th 2006, 12:36 am
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tis me again... we now have a lovely clear pool,due to advice from this forum but.... we dont seem to have any pressure in the pool, you can just about feel the water coming through the skimmers ?. Looking at the pressure meter it stays on nought even though the timer is on for 8 hours per day. Somebody said it could be an airlock? does anybody know how we can rectify this please.
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Old May 13th 2006, 12:46 am
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Are you sure the gauge works ?
The water goes down the skimmers, so you should see the water moving in them.
The pump blows the water out the jets at the other end of pool.
Have you checked the filter near the pump for debris ?
If there is grass etc in it ,it will slow the circulation down.
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Do you mean you can just about feel the water coming through the return inlets back into the pool? Is this problem something new or have you always had low pressure? Some pools are just designed or constructed badly and never give satisfactory circulation.

As jdr says, the gauge may not be working and, at best, it only gives a relative reading. If you are sure that it is correctly working zero pressure indicates a problem on the feed side of the pump.

It is possible there is an airlock if you have allowed the water level to fall to low in the skimmers. In order to clear it turn off the tap where the water comes from the skimmers and also make sure that the tap from the hoover point (if you have one) is turned off so that all the pressure is concentrated through the bottom drain.

There should be a small black knob behind the pressure gauge. Undo it slightly until you can hear air escaping or water coming from it. If air is, in fact, escaping leave it open until all the air is bled from the system and is replaced by water.

If this solves the problem make sure that the water level is correct and open the skimmer tap again.
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Old May 13th 2006, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber
Do you mean you can just about feel the water coming through the return inlets back into the pool? Is this problem something new or have you always had low pressure? Some pools are just designed or constructed badly and never give satisfactory circulation.

As jdr says, the gauge may not be working and, at best, it only gives a relative reading. If you are sure that it is correctly working zero pressure indicates a problem on the feed side of the pump.

It is possible there is an airlock if you have allowed the water level to fall to low in the skimmers. In order to clear it turn off the tap where the water comes from the skimmers and also make sure that the tap from the hoover point (if you have one) is turned off so that all the pressure is concentrated through the bottom drain.

There should be a small black knob behind the pressure gauge. Undo it slightly until you can hear air escaping or water coming from it. If air is, in fact, escaping leave it open until all the air is bled from the system and is replaced by water.

If this solves the problem make sure that the water level is correct and open the skimmer tap again.
oh thank you sooooooo much, do you know, it did the trick, did as you advised and the skimmers are going like billyo and our hoover thingy is nye on climbing the walls and looks like its in the 2.30 at doncaster.seriously though, thanks for your advice, have a very good evening,you've saved us some dosh
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