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Cheapy Pool = Pump
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:23:12 PM »
So the daughter bought one of those cheapy ~15ft round pools... the pump is not strong enough to pump air.
anyone got any suggestions on something a bit better.

its one of these type pumps
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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 06:52:33 AM »
I'm about to throw mine to the tip but the pump works fine. It's only the lining that is shoot due to being in storage for 10 years
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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 06:54:07 AM »
Not sure if this will work or help but try lifting the pump up a bit so the base of the pump is as high as the inlets to the pool.

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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 07:04:53 AM »
What do you mean by

the pump is not strong enough to pump air.

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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 07:19:55 AM »
There should be a screw cap in the middle of the lid, you need to loosen it to bleed all the air out before it will be able to pump water.
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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 07:21:14 AM »
There should be a screw cap in the middle of the lid, you need to loosen it to bleed all the air out before it will be able to pump water.
yea usually take that off and fill with water...

it just pumps barely a trickle - I've had it sitting on a keg, about height of the in/outlets :(
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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 07:37:21 AM »
I've had a few of those and they can shift some volume.

The impeller won't push air, so you do have to bleed the air out of the hoses and top of the filter housing. To ensure it doesn't suck air in its best to have it on the ground, rather than sitting up high and open the valve in the lid until all the air vents out. When you bleed it, turn the power off so the turbulence in the filter doesn't draw air in as well.

Make sure there isn't some crap in the housing interfering with the impeller too.
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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 03:01:31 PM »
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I've had a few of those and they can shift some volume

I can cry more fluid than this can pump sadly. Theres no air in the system, or lines... but it pumps back into pool just a trickle.

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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 06:57:47 PM »
Hey Bird,
I got an onga pump, used to be used for 55K litre pool.
You can have it if we can Swag mail it to ya.
50mm pipe.
I'll send ya pic tomorrow.

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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019, 07:41:54 PM »
Son #2 bought a blow up one with a pump for JJJ hottest 100 party a few years ago. Took it back a few days later and got a refund, told them it had a leak.
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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2019, 07:12:16 AM »
I may have a pump for you, when you come up for a trailer service bring that little pump with you and we may be able to make something up.

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Re: Cheapy Pool = Pump
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 08:42:57 AM »
I may have a pump for you, when you come up for a trailer service bring that little pump with you and we may be able to make something up.

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