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Thread: Above ground pool pump question. Garden hose??

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    Default Above ground pool pump question. Garden hose??

    I have a solar heater set up made from coiled black plastic line. it looks like it is 1.5 "
    I have fittings to connect it to black garden hose. These are reduced to fit into my pump.
    The pump squeals and people told me that is the pump being under powered.
    Does anyone have a suggestion as to what pump is strong and reliable enough yet rated to work with this line and won't squeal?

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    Restrict the discharge of the pump. It is probably squealing becuase the suction line is too small for th amount of water you are pumping.

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    I'm not sure what you mean, but the inlet to the hose is the 11/2" corrugated stuff that comes with the pool. It is an intex quickset.

    Would I restrict it with a pvc valve?

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    Yeah you got to have some kind of restriction on the discharge, or the pump runs open ended. Cavitation sounds like pumping gravel. Yes a PVC ball valve.
    Last edited by valveman; 05-31-2013 at 10:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valveman View Post
    Yeah you got to have some kind of restriction on the discharge, or the pump runs open ended. Cavitation sounds like pumping gravel. Yes a PVC ball valve.
    Ok. I'll give that a shot. Thanks

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