Filling a swimming pool and strain on well pump.


Old 06-21-05, 04:21 PM
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Filling a swimming pool and strain on well pump.

Hi all. I have a small 14ft dia by 3 1/2 ft deep swimming pool (< 2000 gallons) that I am about to fill. My well pump is a 10 gal per min submersible. I am worried about the constant cycle-on-off on my well pump when filling this pool as i heard that constant cycling is what kills a pump. So I am wondering what the consensus here is on allowing the pump to run continuously when filling the pool?

My well pressure tank is new and in good condition.

Old 06-21-05, 05:22 PM
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Repeated cycling of the pump is not good if the cycles are seconds apart.

A couple of things to check:
Make sure the pneumatic tank is properly charged with air.
Use as large a hose as you can so that the flow rate will exceed the pump's capacity. This will ensure the pump runs continuously which is a good thing.
Old 07-01-05, 08:31 PM
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i just hooked up my well to fill my pool. my pool is 24ft around and 48 inches tall. that equal's out to 18,000 gallons and my well done just fine. i had two garden hoses hooked to it so the pump would run nonstop. just wanted to share my expierence with you.

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