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Freeze Watch and Pump Protection for Northeast Florida- Monday, November 17, 2014

Freeze Watch and Pump Protection for Northeast Florida

Severe weather is headed to Jacksonville, and we have our first hard freeze watch of the year.  The NOAA issued the warning this morning.  The full warning is here.  

The warning is Clay, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties.  Temperatures are expected to be in the freezing range anywhere from 4-11 hours Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning.  A freeze of 6 hours or more is considered very dangerous to your pump and pump system.  It is important that you take precautions to protect your pump system.  For tips on how to protect your system, you can check our troubleshooting page.

As always, if you have any questions, or need to schedule service you can contact us at 904-269-0202.  If you would like to schedule service online, fill out our service request form, and someone will contact you shortly.

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DIY Replace Shallow Well Jet Pump- Thursday, November 13, 2014

DIY Replace Shallow Well Jet Pump


Removing Old Jet Pump

Step 1 Shut off Electric from Electrical Panel

Step 2 Isolate/ Shut off Water to the House/Building

Step 3 Disconnect Electrical Wires connected to Switch

Step 4 Disconnet Suction Line from the Head of the Pump.

* Tip: Make sure to have Bucket or Tub to catch water

Step 5 Disconnect Water Line going to the Pressure end of the Pump

Step 6 Remove Schraeder Vale to Release Vaccum

Step 7 Open Valve to Drain tank until it empties


Wooo... Now that we got that out of the way it is time to put in your New Shallow Jet Pump . If you don't have one yet check out our selection HERE

Step 1 Check existing Water Connections for any serious alignment issues with New Jet Pump

Step 2 Install Existing Pipe into the Bladder tank of the New Pump

Step 3 Install new Mounting Bracket to Bladder Tank

Step 4 Mount New Shallow Well Jet Pump to Bladder Tank

Step 5 Wrap Telflon Tape around Brass Bushing 3 times for Suction

Step 6 Reinstall Fiited Piping to the Jet Pump Head

Step 7 Reinstall Fitted Piping to Pressure Side of Pump

Step 8 Set pump Electrical Requirements

Step 9 Use Teflon tap to wrap secure pipes together

Step 10 Reconnect Jet Pump to Water Piping

Step 11 Reconnect Electrical Supply

Step 12 Check for Operation and Leaks

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Pool Pumps: Single Speed vs. Two Speed- Friday, November 7, 2014

Pool Pumps: Single Speed vs. Two Speed

 

When you are a new pool owner it is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the options that are out there. There are many different brands and models out there, not to mention Horse Power, Speed and Voltage of each Pool Pump. Today we are going to talk about the difference between Single Speed Pumps and Two Speed Pumps.

 

Single Speed Pool Pumps

 

An easy way to think about Single Speed Pool Pumps is that they run at one constant speed. With these pumps there's no guess work on which speed they are running. They only have two modes, being turned on and turned off. One great thing about the simplicity of the Single Speed Pool Pumps is that they tend to last a long time. One Brand in particular that is known for being long lasting is Hayward Super Pump.It has been the industry standard for a long time.

 

Advantage

 

Single Speed Pumps are very efficient since they are only set to one speed. These pumps will always be set to the high setting. Single Speed Pumps also tend to be less expensive since they have been used for a long time.

 

Disadvantage

 

Since the Single Speed Pool Pumps are always set to the highest speed they are not very energy efficient. These pumps also tend to be louder because of the high speed.

 

A few High Quality Single Speed Pump Brands are:

 

Hayward

Pentair

- Betta Flow

 

Two Speed Pumps

 

Two Speed Pumps are very similar to One Speed Pumps but they have both a low and high speed. The low function is used for basic functions like circulating water through your pool. The high speed is used for more intensive things like using your pool heater.

 

Advantage

 

The obvious advantage of the Two Speed Pool Pumps is that you can alternate between two speeds. For the most part you will set it to the Low Speed and in turn you will save a lot of energy costs compared to the One Speed Pumps.

 

Disadvantage

 

The main disadvantage of the Two Speed Pool Pumps is that they can be significantly more expensive than the Single Speed Pumps.

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