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Why can’t I replace the lid when there is water in the basket?

This could be because the pump is a “flooded suction” and the water from the pool is draining into the strainer basket, making lid replacement very difficult. Verify that the pump is off. The hose from the skimmer to the pump can have a valve installed to shut off the water or plug the skimmer until you can get the lid back on. With a flooded suction there should ideally be a valve at the skimmer and one at the return port. This enables you to isolate the plumbing system and work on it without water draining from the pool.

With valves on the system, you must remember to open them when work is completed, so the pump motor does not burn out from lack of water.

Posted in: Pumps

Posted by: admin on June 23, 2011 @ 7:29 pm
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