Cartridge Filter Pump
Frequent Questions

Cartridge Filter Pump Frequently Asked Questions

What is the life of the filter pump?

Can the pump be used to empty the pool?

Does the pump keep the pool walls and bottom clean?

How do I know if I have a truly defective pump and not just an oversight on my part?

Does the pump meet recognized electrical standards?

Can I disassemble the motor housing to clean the inside?

What should I do if I'm experiencing some difficulty connecting the hoses onto the black protruding hose connectors?

What is your suggestion on pump maintenance?

My filter pump cartridge chamber has a 0.25 inch (0.63 cm) gap or has two dents on the cartridge chamber side threaded edge. Is the pump defective and will it cause water leakage?

How long should I run my filter pump?

Can I upgrade my filter pump to a larger model and what should I do if I want to upgrade my pump?

Can I hook up a vacuum to the pump?

Does a filter pump have to be used with my INTEX above ground pool?

What are the specifications of the filter pumps?

Will the pump get damaged if splashed with water?

How long is the filter pump electrical cord?

What is the recommended procedure to keep my pool clean while waiting for my replacement pump?

Can the filter pump be operated when a cover is on the pool?

Can we use the pool while the filter pump is operating? Is it safe?

What is the best way to store the filter pump and/or the saltwater system for the winter?

How often should the filter cartridge be replaced?

Does the pump run on AC or DC power?

Do you need to purchase a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) or RCD (residual current device) outlet?

Should consumers repair the pump themselves?

Are any tools required to assemble the pump?

Is there a written warranty for this product?

The water flow is not as strong as it used to be, why?

On Model 603/604, Model 637/637R/638/638R, Model 635T/636T, Model 633T/634T and FP621/FP622 should I turn on the pump before releasing the air pressure?

Should the plunger valves on Model 635T/636T, Model 633T/634T and Model FP621/FP622 pump be closed when the pump is not running?

I have a Model 603/604 filter pump and the inlet of the impellor housing is not centered inside the filter pump cartridge chamber, is the pump defective?

I have a Model 637/637R/638/638R filter pump. After receiving the replacement part hoses, they do not fit into the black protruding hose connectors on the side of the pool. Did I receive the wrong hoses?

What is a GFCI outlet?