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Vacuuming Your Splash Pool

Summer is here and a Splash Pool is the place to be! Whether you’ve purchased the Splash SuperPool, Omega Pool, Alpha or have one of the older model Legend SplashPools, it’s important to keep your pool sparkling clear and ready for a summer pool bash. Vaccuming your pool isn’t a hard job but it can be tricky. In this article we offer tips and tricks to making the chore of pool cleaning a breeze.

To vacuum your SplashPool, you may either use an automatic cleaner or the traditional manual method. If you choose the manual method, you will need a 1.5″ flexible vacuum hose of adequate length, a vinyl liner vacuum head, and a telescopic pole.

Begin by turning pump and filter off, then place vacuum hose on vacuum head or automatic cleaner. Place vacuum (either auto cleaner or vinyl vacuum head attached to end of telescopic pole) in pool, allowing hose to fill with water. Continue to “feed” hose straight down into water, thus removing air from the hose and replacing it with water. Once you get to the end of the hose, water will come out. Turn pump and filter on and begin vacuuming.

Automatic Vacuuming

With the pump turned off, place the Vacuum Adapter Plate (“N” on SuperPools, “L” on OmegaPools) on top of the Floating Skimmer Weir (“J” on SuperPools, “H” on OmegaPools). Once the pump is turned on, the suction of the pump will hold the plate in place.

Attach vacuum hose into adapter plate hole. Again, pump suction will hold hose in place. Turn on the pump and filter; the pool is now ready to be vacuumed. The automatic vacuum will run on its own. When pool is clean, turn off pump and filter, unplug vacuum hose, remove vacuum, and remove adapter plate. This is a good time to empty
any debris from the Skimmer Basket (“L” on SuperPools, “J” on OmegaPools). Finally, turn pump back on to continue filtering.

WARNING: Do not attempt to remove or install the
vacuum plate while pump and filter are running. The
suction is very powerful;  fingers may get pinched
between the vacuum plate and the skimmer.

DO NOT swim in the pool while vacuum is running.

WARNING: Keep body parts away from vacuum plate  when in place and pump and filter are running.

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July 11, 2010 at 11:09 am Comments (0)

Installing the Circulation System for Your Splash Pool

1. Wall Fitting Installation — Install the two Wall Fittings (H) at the locations labeled “intake” and “return”. Also install the Skimmer Hold Down Fitting (K) in its marked location. Each of these three fittings has two rubber and one paper gasket. These should be positioned as in the diagram above.No thread sealer or Teflon tape is required.

2. Skimmer Installation — From inside the pool, screw hose from bottom of Skimmer (M) into the Intake Wall Fitting, and hand- tighten. No Teflon tape is required. Note: use soapy water to slide hose onto bottom of skimmer. Next, screw the short hose from the side of the Skimmer into the Skimmer Hold Down Fitting (K). Again, hand-tighten. Screw the Eyeball Fitting (P) into the Return Wall Fitting. *Note that “hose side” is imprinted on the 90 Degree Fitting for your convenience. Now is when the person inside the pool will want to get out.

3. Pump and Filter Installation — Please refer to the directions supplied by the manufacturer of your pump and filter.

NOTE: The 17′ x 29.5′ SuperPool has holes for an optional extra skimmer. If you choose not to use an extra skimmer, use the supplied Wall Fittings and plugs to seal holes.

WARNING: The circulation system produces
very strong suction. NEVER lay on or insert
body parts into the skimmer. Always turn off
pump before working on the skimmer.

4. Tighten Fittings – Make sure all fittings connecting the pump and filter are tight.

5. Tape – Wrap Teflon tape on the threads of the Ball Valve (O) going into the Wall Fitting (H) and screw tightly into the
Intake Wall Fitting.

6. Attach Hoses – (Be sure to use only Teflon tape on all Threaded Fittings. Do not use the Teflon tape, however, on the hose side of the Threaded Fittings. DO NOT USE PIPE SEALANT.) Take one of the hoses and attach one end (H) to the Ball Valve (O) using a Gasket. Take the other end (I) and attach it to the suction side of the pump and filter with a Threaded Nipple and a Gasket. Note that “hose side” is imprinted on the Threaded Nipple for your convenience. Once sealed, hose will not spin. Next, attach one end (I) of the second hose to the Return Wall Fitting (H) with a Gasket. Twist the threaded elbow into the Wall Fitting before attaching the hose. Then take the other end (I) and attach it with a Threaded Nipple and a Gasket to the Filter Canister. It is helpful to twist the Threaded Nipple into the Filter Canister before the hose. DO NOT USE PIPE SEALANT. Make sure all connections are tight.

7. Warning Label – Affix the Warning Label on the pool liner at the Top Rail next to the Floating Skimmer. If the Floating Weir and the internal basket of the Skimmer are removed, the resultant strong suction can trap hair or other body parts if they are inserted into the skimmer. Due to this potential hazard, we are recommending that you affix the Warning Label.

WARNING: NEVER work on pump, filter, or
skimmer while pump is operating or serious
injury could occur due to strong suction.

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July 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm Comments (0)

Maintaining Your Automatic Cleaner for Your Splash Pool

Having a pool is about revitalizing your backyard experience and creating a comfortable, enjoyable space for family and friends. SplashPoolParts.com can make owning an above ground pool a lot easier. In this article we’ll offer some tips on maintaining your automatic pool cleaner.

Cleaner not cleaning the entire pool?

This can be caused by any number of reasons. The hoses could be too short. Another real common cause is the cleaner could be following the flow pattern of the water in the pool, in other words, strong flow from wall return jets will push the cleaner into a pattern. To fix this; adjust the return port wall fittings, or add wall fittings to the return ports. It helps to point the fittings down or at a downward angle. If you pool doesn’t have wall fittings at the return ports there are alternative wall fittings made by the manufactures to divert the flow.

Unit does not move?

Be sure that the Auto Vacuum is turned on and that no fuses have blown. Check the electrical outlet with another electrical appliance to be sure that power is available. Inspect the unit itself while it’s partially underwater. Is the pump motor receiving power? Is there water gushing out of the top of the unit? This would indicate that power is reaching the unit.

Is the pulley on the drive belt side turning? If the pulley is not moving, this could indicate a shorted motor, or a corroded drive T, which would also require motor replacement.

Is the skimmer bottom suction hose in good repair? Hoses become stretched and weaken over time. If your belts are “skipping” and are not locked into the grooves of either the drive pulley or the wheel tubes, they may need to be replaced. Check that the wheel tubes are in proper position with bushings in place on either end. If the tubes are not straight, the drive belts will not be tight. Do not pull the unit towards the side of the pool, or lift the unit out of the pool by the power cord. Try to reach into the pool and lift the unit only by the handle.

Unit does not pump?

If the unit moves, but does not pick up any debris, lift the unit up near the surface of the water. Does water gush out of the top? If not, the pump motor may be shorted. Unplug the unit and pull it out of the water. Remove the vent cap on top of the unit and check that the impeller does not have string wound around the base. Turn the impeller by hand to check spin. Plug in unit and check spin. If there is no spin, the pump is probably shorted.

Another indication that the pump motor is not working properly is if the unit won’t climb the walls very far before falling off. The pump motor provides the suction it needs for climbing.

If you’ve tried all these tips and your automatic pool cleaner still isn’t functioning properly, it may be time to purchase a new pool cleaner. Should you decide to make your purchase at SplashPoolParts.com use the coupon code 10percent during checkout and receive a 10% discount on your order.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer in your SplashPool!

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July 7, 2010 at 11:55 am Comments (0)