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Contents
Warnings and Important Safety Precautions ………………………………………….. i
Section 1: Pump and DE Element Filter Overview ………………………………… 1
Section 2: Installation ……………………………………………………………………………… 2
Section 3: Operation and Maintenance …………………………………………………. 11
Initial Start-Up ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Lock Ring Installation…………………………………………………………………………………. 12
System Restart …………………………………………………………………………………………… 14
Cleaning the Filter …………………………………………………………………………………….. 15
Replacing the Filter Element ……………………………………………………………………… 16
Cleaning the High Flow Manual Air Relief Valve ………………………………………. 16
Winterizing the System ………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Technical Data Replacement Parts ………………………………………………………….. 18
Section 4: Troubleshooting ……………………………………………………………………… 19
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Most states and local codes regulate the construction, installation, and
operation of public pools and spas, and the construction of residential pools
and spas. It is important to comply with these codes, many of which directly regulate the
installation and use of this product. Consult your local building and health codes for more
information.
SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH CAN RESULT IF THIS PUMP
AND DE ELEMENT FILTER ARE NOT INSTALLED AND USED
CORRECTLY.
INSTALLERS, POOL OPERATORS AND POOL OWNERS MUST
READ THESE WARNINGS AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS PUMP AND DE ELEMENT FILTER.
Before installing this product, read and follow all warning notices
and instructions in this Guide. Failure to follow warnings and instructions
can result in severe injury, death, or property damage. Call (800) 831-7133 for additional free
copies of these instructions. Please refer to www.pentair.com for more information related to
these products.
Water temperature in excess of 100° F (37.7° C) may be hazardous to your
health. Prolonged immersion in hot water may induce hyperthermia.
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a
level several degrees above normal body temperature of 98.6° F (37° C.).
Effects of hyperthermia include: (1) Unawareness of impending danger. (2)
Failure to perceive heat. (3) Failure to recognize the need to leave the spa. (4)
Physical inability to exit the spa. (5) Fetal damage in pregnant women. (6)
Unconsciousness resulting in danger of drowning. The use of alcohol, drugs, or
medication can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and
spas.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use or operate this
pump and DE element filter.
When setting up pool water turnovers or flow rates the operator must
consider local codes governing turnover as well as disinfectant feed ratios.
DO NOT increase pump size; this may increase the flow rate through the
system and exceed the maximum flow rate stated on the drain cover.
If this pump and DE element filter is intended for use in other than singlefamily
dwellings, a clearly labeled emergency switch shall be provided as part
of the installation. The switch shall be readily accessible to the occupants and
shall be installed at least 5 feet (1.52 m) away, adjacent to, and within sight of,
this pump and DE element filter system.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Attention Installer: This Installation and User’s Guide
(“Guide”) contains important information about the installation, operation and safe
use of this pump and DE element filter. This Guide should be given to the owner and/
or operator of this equipment.
This pump and DE element filter system is intended for use in swimming
pool applications.
WARNINGS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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A pool or spa pump must be installed by a qualified pool and spa
service professional in accordance with the National Electrical Code and all
applicable local codes and ordinances. Improper installation may create an electrical hazard which
could result in death or serious injury to pool users, installers, or others due to electrical shock, and
may also cause damage to property.
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WARNINGS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
High Pressure from the DE element filter can cause severe injury or
major property damage due to tank separation.
Release all pressure and read instructions before working on the
DE element filter. If the filter lock ring is adjusted under pressure,
the tank can separate, causing serious injury or major property
damage.
Pumps improperly sized or installed or used in applications other
than for which the pump was intended can result in serious personal injury or
death. These risks may include but not be limited to electric shock, fire, flooding, suction
entrapment or serious injury or property damage caused by a structural failure of the pump or
other system component.
Never exceed the maximum stated pump flow rating.
Only use a pumping system rated for the corresponding flow. FAILURE TO DO SO
CAN RESULT IN HAIR OR BODY ENTRAPMENT WHICH CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. If in doubt about the rating of your system, consult
a qualified pool service professional.
Pumps are not a substitute for properly installed and secured pool drain
covers. An ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 approved anti-entrapment drain
cover must be used for each drain. Pools and spas should utilize a minimum of two drains
per pump. Regularly inspect all covers for cracks, damage and advanced weathering. If
a cover becomes loose, cracked, damaged, broken or is missing, close the pool or spa
immediately, shut off the pump, post a notice and keep the pool or spa closed until an
appropriate VGB 2008 certified cover is properly installed. Covers deteriorate over time
due to exposure to sunlight and pool chemicals. This cover must be replaced within
seven (7) years from installation (or earlier if the cover becomes damaged in any way).
BEFORE WORKING ON FILTER!
(1) Stop pump.
(2) Open air release valve.
(3) Release all pressure from system.
PUMPS REQUIRE HIGH VOLTAGE WHICH CAN SHOCK,
BURN, OR CAUSE DEATH.
BEFORE WORKING ON PUMP!
Always disconnect power to the pool pump at the
circuit breaker from the pump before servicing the
pump. Failure to do so could result in death or
serious injury to service person, pool users or
others due to electric shock.
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR ELECTROCUTION:
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Hair Entanglement – When the hair tangles or knots in the drain cover, trapping
the swimmer underwater. This hazard is present when the flow rating of the cover
is too small for the pump or pumps.
Limb Entrapment – When a limb is sucked or inserted into an opening resulting
in a mechanical bind or swelling. This hazard is present when a drain cover is
missing, broken, loose, cracked or not properly secured.
Body Entrapment – When a portion of the body is held against the drain cover
trapping the swimmer underwater. This hazard is present when the drain cover is
missing, broken or the cover flow rating is not high enough for the pump or pumps.
Evisceration/Disembowelment – When a person sits on an open pool
(particularly a child wading pool) or spa outlet and suction is applied directly to the
intestines, causing severe intestinal damage. This hazard is present when the
drain cover is missing, loose, cracked, or not properly secured.
Mechanical Entrapment – When jewelry, swimsuit, hair decorations, finger, toe or
knuckle is caught in an opening of an outlet or drain cover. This hazard is present
when the drain cover is missing, broken, loose, cracked, or not properly secured.
SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD
Pool and spa pumps move large volumes of water, which can pose extreme danger
if a person’s hair comes in close proximity to a drain that is not the proper size for the
pump or pumps.
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WARNINGS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
For information about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety
Act, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at (301) 504-
7908 or visit www.cpsc.gov.
NOTE: Always turn off all power to the pool pump before installing the
cover or working on any suction outlet.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act imposes certain
new requirements on owners and operators of swimming pools and spas.
Pools or spas constructed on or after December 20, 2008, shall utilize:
(A) No submerged suction outlets, a gravity drainage system with
ASME/ANSI cover(s), one or more unblockable outlets; or
(B) A multiple main drain system without isolation capability with
suction outlet covers that meet ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 Suction
Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, and
Hot Tubs and either:
(i) A safety vacuum release system (SVRS) meeting ASME/ANSI
A112.19.17 Manufactured Safety Vacuum Release Systems (SVRS)
for Residential and Commercial Swimming Pool, Spa, Hot Tub, and
Wading Pool Suction Systems and/or ASTM F2387 Standard
Specification for Manufactured Safety Vacuum Release Systems
(SVRS) for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs or
(ii) A properly designed and tested suction-limiting vent system or
(iii) An automatic pump shut-off system.
Pools and spas constructed prior to December 20, 2008, with a single
submerged suction outlet shall use a suction outlet cover that meets
ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 and either:
(A) A multiple main drain system without isolation capability, or
(B) A safety vacuum release system (SVRS) meeting ASME/ANSI
A112.19.17 and/or ASTM F2387, or
(C) A properly designed and tested suction-limiting vent system, or
(D) An automatic pump shut-off system, or
(E) Disabled submerged outlets, or
(F) Suction outlets shall be reconfigured into return inlets.
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Two Speed Pump Controls Notice (Title 20 Compliance)
Please read the following important Safety Instructions. When using two-speed pumps
manufactured on or after January 1, 2008, the pump’s default circulation speed MUST
be set to the LOWEST SPEED, with a high speed override capability being for a
temporary period not to exceed one normal cycle, or two hours, whichever is less.
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Section 1
Pump and DE Element Filter Overview
This system operates under pressure and if assembled improperly or operated
with air in the water circulation system it can separate and result in an accident
causing serious bodily injury. A warning label has been affixed to the filter and
should not be removed. Keep safety labels in good condition and replace if
missing or illegible. (For free labels call, (919)-774-4151). Pumps and filters
should never be tested or subjected to air or gas under pressure. All gases are
compressible and under pressure create a danger. Serious bodily injury or
property damage could occur if the pump or filter is subjected to air or gas
pressure.
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The system consists primarily of a centrifugal pump, a DE element filter, a
connecting hose and a mounting base. Your centrifugal pump is driven by an
electric motor. The motor is directly attached to the pump impeller. As the
electric motor turns it causes the water to flow. The water flows into the hair
and lint pot inlet and through the basket assembly to pre-strain large particles.
The flow then enters the center of the pump housing. The flow goes through
the impeller into the stationary diffuser, out the pump discharge port, through
the connecting hose and into the filter inlet port at the bottom of the filter. The
water is distributed evenly across the DE filter element. The dirt is removed
by the element and the clean water flows through the outlet port at the bottom
of the tank. The clean water then returns to the pool through the piping or
hoses.
After a period of time, dirt will accumulate in the filter element causing a
resistance to the flow of water through the filter. This resistance results in a
diminished flow of water and a rise in the pressure of the filter. Eventually the
filter element will have removed so much dirt and the filter pressure risen to such
a point that it will be necessary to clean your filter.
The function of the filter is to remove suspended matter from the water. It does
not sanitize the water. For sparkling clear water, the water must be sanitized as
well as chemically balanced. Pool chemistry is a specialized area, please consult
your local pool specialist for specific details. In general, proper pool sanitation
requires a free chlorine level of 2 to 4 ppm and a pH range of 7.2 to 7.8. Your
filtration system should be designed to meet your local health codes. As a
minimum, you must be sure that your system will turn over the total volume of
water in your pool at least twice in a 24 hour period.
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Failure to operate your filter system or inadequate
filtration can cause poor water clarity obstructing visibility
in your pool and can allow diving into or on top of obscured objects, which
can cause serious personal injury or drowning.
This filter operates under high pressure. When any part of the circulating
system (e.g., clamp, pump, filter, valves, etc.) is serviced, air can enter the
system and become pressurized. Pressurized air can cause the lid or lock
ring to separate which may result in serious injury, death, or property
damage. To avoid this potential hazard, follow these instructions.
1. Before the assembly, disassembly, or adjustment of the lid or lock ring or
any other service of the circulating system:
(a) Turn the pump off and shut off any automatic controls to ensure the system
is not inadvertently started during the servicing;
(b) Open manual air relief valve;
(c) Wait until all pressure is relieved, pressure gauge must read zero (0).
2. Whenever installing the filter lock ring, follow the filter lid and lock ring
installation instructions exactly.
3. Once service on the circulating system is complete, follow system restart
instructions exactly.
4. Maintain circulation system properly. Replace worn or damaged parts
immediately (e.g., lock ring, pressure gauge, relief valve, o-rings, etc.).
5. Be sure that the filter is properly mounted and positioned according to
instructions provided.
1. Read and understand all instructions before attempting to install,
operate or maintain your pump and DE filter system.
2. Provide space and lighting for routine maintenance access. Locate the
system close to the pool. Install electrical controls (e.g., on/off switches,
timers, control systems, etc.) at least five (5) feet from the filter. This will
allow you enough room to stand clear of the filter during system start up.
Systems that are unassembled should be assembled at this point. See
special instructions A through P.
A. Make sure all electrical breakers and switches to the pump are switched
off, and disconnect the communication cable from the pump before
installing the base.
B. Remove all individual components from carton and inspect for any visible
damage. If carton or parts are damaged contact seller or freight
company.
C. Place the system support base on the ground close to the final location of
the unit. See Figure 1.
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Section 2
Installation
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D. Place the filter tank foot on the filter end of the system base.
E. Position the filter tank foot so that the filter tank inlet faces the pump end
of the system base. See Figure 2.
Figure 2.
Figure 1.
From Skimmer Return to Pool
Manual Air
Bleed
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F. The system base provides screw holes that align with the screw holes in
the foot of the filter tank. See Figure 3.
G. Remove the filter from the base.
H. Hand seat the ¼-20 brass inserts (larger inserts) into the identified holes in
the systems base. See Figure 4.
I. Using a flat-head screw driver, drive the ¼-20 brass inserts into the holes
in the system base. Note: The blade of the screw driver must be wide
enough to catch both slots in the end of the insert. See Figure 5.
Figure 4. Figure 5.
Figure 3.
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J. Place the filter tank back onto the filter end of the systems base and align
the two screw holes in the tank foot with the two holes in the system base
that now contain the brass inserts.
K. Install a ¼-20 x 1-1/2” long screw and ¼” flat washer through one of the
screw holes in the tank foot. Tighten the screw into the brass insert in the
systems base. Repeat with the other hole located 180° opposite the first
one. See Figure 6.
L. Install the pump to filter connection hose to the inlet port of the filter.
Tightening the union nut that is attached to the filter only hand tight.
M. The pump may now be attached to the pump support side of the base. The
pump should be oriented as indicated in Figure 1.
Figure 6.
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O. Connect the pump to filter connection to the discharge port of the pump.
Tighten the union nut hand tight.
P. Install the two (2) push-in fasteners through the slots in the foot of the
motor, into the two (2) holes in the system base near the release latch.
Figure 8.
Release latch
Pump foot
N. Slide the pump foot between the claw fasteners and the release latch. See
Figure 7. Seat the pump by pushing down on it until the release latch clicks
into place on the pump foot. See Figure 8.
Figure 7.
Release latch Claw fastener
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4. Install the union elbow adaptor to the outlet port of the tank. Tighten the
union nut that is attached to the filter only hand tight. Secure the flex hose
with a hose clamp. Tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
5. Screw the hose adaptor, item number 711006, into the inlet port of the
pump. This is the opening in the sidewall of the pump pot. Use 􀁓􀁏􀁘􀁐􀁅􀁈􀁕􀀊􀁖
tape on the threads and tighten no more than one (1) turn past hand tight.
Connect the flex hose to this adaptor with a hose clamp and tighten with a
screwdriver.
6. Install the High Flow™ manual air relief valve to the lid of the filter. The
High Flow manual air relief uses the O-ring only, there is no need for
thread sealing compound. Position the system to safely direct water
drainage. Rotate the High Flow™ manual air relief valve to safely direct
purged air or water. Water discharged from an improperly position filter or
valve can create an electrical hazard as well as damage property.
7. Install the pressure gauge in the ¼” NPT threaded hole in the tank lid,
using 􀁓􀁏􀁘􀁐􀁅􀁈􀁕􀀊􀁖􀀃tape on the threads.
8. Now, move the system to its final position. The system must be placed on
level solid earth. The entire system filled with water can weigh over one
hundred pounds. Position the system so that the instructions, warnings and
pressure gauge are visible to the operator. Also, position the system so
that the piping connections and drain port are convenient and accessible for
servicing and winterizing.
9. Provide sufficient clearance around the filter to permit visual verification
that the lock ring is properly installed. See Figure 10.
3. Insert the check valve into the outlet port of the filter, making sure that the
rubber diaphragm is facing outward. See Figure 9.
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Figure 9.
OUTLET
Flow Direction
Insert check valve into outlet port
with diaphragm facing outward
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10. Provide sufficient space above the filter to remove the filter lid or for
cleaning and servicing. This distance will very with the model of filter you
are using. See Table 1 below for required vertical distance.
Table 1.
Model Size Required vertical clearance
ECDE60 15 sq. ft. 43 in
ECDE90 30 sq. ft. 75 in
Risk of electrical shock or electrocution. Position the
filter and High Flow manual air relief valve to safely
direct water drainage and purged air or water. Water
discharged from an improperly positioned filter or
valve can create an electrical hazard that can cause
severe personal injury as well as damage property.
11. Connect the flex hose from the outlet side of the filter to the return fitting
on the pool wall, using a hose clamp. Connect the flex hose from the inlet
side of the pump pot to the skimmer, using a hose clamp.
12. Make all plumbing connections in accordance with local plumbing and
building codes. Filter plumbing connections are provided with an O-ring
seal. Use only a silicone based lubricant on the O-rings. Do not use pipe
joint compound, glue or solvent on the bulkhead connections
13. The maximum working pressure of this filter is 50 psi. Never subject this
filter to pressure in excess of this amount, even when conducting
hydrostatic pressure tests. Pressure above 50 psi can cause the lid to
separate, which can result in severe injury, death, or property damage.
Figure 10.
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WALL OR STRUCTURE
6 INCHES MINIMUM SPACE
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High Pressure:
Improper tank lid and lock
ring assembly could cause
the lid to separate and cause
serious injury and/or major
property damage.
If doubt exists as to the pressure to which the system will be subjected,
install an ASME approved automatic Pressure Relief or Pressure
Regulator in the circulation system for the lowest working pressure of any
of the components in the system.
14. Use sealant on all tapered male connections of pipes and fittings. Use only
sealant compounds suited for plastic pipe. Support pipe to prevent strains
on filter, pump or valve. DO NOT USE PETROLEUM BASED
PRODUCTS
15. Never store pool chemicals within ten (10) feet of your pool filter or pump.
Pool chemicals should always be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.
Chemical fumes and/or spills can cause serious
corrosion to the filter and pump structural components. Structurally
weakened components can cause filter, pump or valve attachments to
separate and could cause serious bodily injury or property damage.
The system’s centrifugal pump operates with electrical
voltage, and can generate both vacuum and pressure in the water
system. When properly wired and plumbed, this pump will operate in a
safe manner.
High voltage can cause serious or fatal injury. Always
install a suitable GFCI at the power source of this unit as an added
safety precaution. Article 681-31 of the NEC requires that a GFCI be
used if this pump is used with a storable pool.
16. Avoid over tightening the pipe threads when connecting fittings to pump or
filter. Proper procedure is to apply a pipe sealant to the thread and then
install hand tight plus one (1) turn. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
When performing hydrostatic pressure tests or when testing for external
leaks of the completed filter and plumbing system, insure that the
Maximum Pressure that the filtration system will be subjected to DOES
NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM WORKING PRESSURE OF ANY OF
THE COMPONENTS CONTAINED WITHIN THE SYSTEM. In most
cases, the maximum pressure will be stated on each component of the
system.
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Recommended Circuit Breaker and Wiring Data
Motor HP Branch Circuit Volts/Hz/Phase Distance in Feet of Branch Circuit
0-50 Ft. 50-100 Ft.
3/4 15 AMP 115/60/1 No. 14 No. 14 Min. Serivce
1 15 AMP 115/60/1 No. 12 No. 12 Wire
1-1/2 20 AMP 115/60/1 No. 12 No. 10 Size
1-1/2 15 AMP 230/60/1 No. 14 No. 14 To Motor
Blockage of suction fittings can cause serious or fatal injury due
to drowning. To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to
operate this product.
Never work on the pump while it is running or power is still
connected. High voltage can cause serious or fatal injury. A
suitable ground fault interrupter should always be installed at the
power supply source of this unit. Be sure to ground the motor
before connecting to electrical AC power supply. Failure to ground
the motor can cause serious or fatal electrical shock hazard. DO
NOT ground to a gas supply pipe line.
17. The pump suction line should not be smaller than the pipe on the inlet of
the pump.
18. Electrical connection of the pump should be performed by a
qualified pool and spa service professional in accordance with the
National Electrical Code or your local electrical code.
19. Use lug on top of motor frame to bond together motor and all metallic parts
of pool, spa, or hot tub structure and all electrical equipment, metal conduit,
and metal piping with a solid copper conductor not less than No. 8 A.W.G.
20. The pump motor must be wired for the proper voltage in accordance with
the diagram supplied with the motor. Note: Wiring the motor with the
incorrect supply voltage will cause damage to the motor and void warranty.
21. The product may be furnished with a 6 ft. three (3) prong test cord. The
cord is provided for your convenience to allow you to check the pump
operation before installing the system on the pool. The test cord should
NOT be used for permanent connection. When checking the pump
operation, do not run the pump longer than 30 seconds. Damage to the
pump’s mechanical seal could result if ran longer than 30 seconds.
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FOR CORD AND PLUG-CONNECTED UNITS
Do Not Bury Cord. Locate cord to minimize abuse from lawn mowers,
hedge trimmers, and other equipment.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, replace damaged cord immediately.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, Do Not Use an
extension cord to connect unit to electrical supply; provide a properly
located outlet.
Connect only to a ground type receptacle protected
by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you
cannot verify that the receptacle is protected by
GFCI.
Section 3
Operation and Maintenance
Initial Start-Up
1. Be sure all connections have been made and are secure.
2. Make sure the hair and lint pot of the pump is filled with water. FAILURE
TO FILL THE HAIR AND LINT POT WITH WATER WILL RESULT
IN DAMAGE TO THE PUMP AND PUMP SEAL.
3. OPEN THE HIGH FLOW MANUAL AIR RELIEF VALVE UNTIL IT
SNAPS INTO THE FULL OPEN POSITION. THIS ONLY REQUIRES
A ¼ TURN COUNTERCLOCKWISE.
4. STAND CLEAR OF THE FILTER. Start the pump allowing the filter
tank to fill with water. Close the High Flow manual air relief valve after a
steady stream of water appears.
5. Remove the skimmer lid, put the recommended amount of diatomaceous
earth (D.E) into the skimmer. The D.E. will be drawn into the filter and
deposited evenly upon the element cartridge. Now the filter is providing
the pool with bright, clean water. NOTE: DO NOT OPERATE FILTER
WITHOUT D.E. CHARGE FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES. DO
NOT USE MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF D.E.
IN YOUR FILTER.
REGENERATIVE D.E. RECOMMEDATION
The amount of D.E. should be between 1 and 2 pounds for each 10 square feet
of filter area or:
MODEL Pounds of D.E.
ECDE60 1.5
ECDE90 3.0
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RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK:
Note: 1/2 lb of D.E. will
fill a 13oz. coffee can.
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9. Clean your filter when pressure reads between 8-10 psi higher than the
original starting pressure. Your filter pressure reading will increase as it
removes dirt from your pool. However, this buildup of pressure will vary
due to different bathing loads, temperature, weather conditions, etc.
This filter operates under pressure. With the lock
ring and lid installed properly and operated without
air in the system, this filter will operate in a safe
manner. Air entering the filter and the lock ring or
lid not installed correctly can cause the lid to
separate, which could cause serious personal
injury and/or property damage.
DO NOT attempt to disassemble or adjust the filter
unless you fully understand it’s operation. Serious
injury or death can occur if the equipment is
improperly handled. Consult a pool service
professional for maintenance and service assistance.
1. Perform the following steps before working on any part of the circulating
system (e.g., lock ring, pump, filter, valves, etc.).
a.) Turn the pump off and shut off any automatic controls to ensure that
the system is not inadvertently started during servicing.
b.) Open the air relief valve.
c.) Wait until pressure is relieved. Never attempt to assemble,
disassemble, or adjust the lock ring while there is any pressure in the filter.
2. Be certain the O-ring is in position in the lower tank half. Place the filter
lid over the lower tank half. Make sure it is fully and firmly seated on the
tank half. See Figure 11 on the following page.
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6. Your filter has now started its filter cycle. You should check that the
water is returning to the pool and take note of the operating pressure.
7. Check the system for water leaks. If a leak is found, shut off pump before
correcting leak.
8. The pressure gauge is the primary indicator of how the filter is operating.
Maintain your pressure gauge in good working order.
A. My original starting pressure is ____________ psi with the clean filter.
I SHOULD CLEAN THE DE FILTER ELEMENT AT ____________ PSI.
These instructions MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY to prevent the lid from
separating during system restart or later operation .
LOCK RING INSTALLATION
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This filter operates under pressure. With the lock
ring and lid installed properly and operated without
air in the system, this filter will operate in a safe
manner. Air entering the filter and the lock ring or
lid not installed correctly can cause the lid to
separate, which could cause serious personal
injury and/or property damage.
THIS FILTER OPERATES UNDER HIGH
PRESSURE. WHEN ANY PART OF THE
CIRCULATING SYSTEM (e.g., LOCK RING, PUMP,
FILTER, VALVES, ETC.) IS SERVICED, AIR CAN
ENTER THE SYSTEM AND BECOME
PRESSURIZED. PRESSURIZED AIR CAN CAUSE
THE LID TO SEPARATE WHICH CAN RESULT IN
SEVERE INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE. TO AVOID THIS POTENTIAL HAZARD,
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
3. Place locking ring over tank lid, and centering the lock ring on the threads
of the tank body, turn the lock ring clockwise until the safety latches click
and the lock ring hits the stops on the body. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
OVER-TIGHTEN THE LOCK RING AFTER LOCK RING HAS HIT
THE STOPS ON THE BODY.
4. Proceed to “System Restart.”
Filter Tank Top
Lock Ring
Filter Tank Body
Figure 11.
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1. Open the High Flow manual air relief valve until it snaps into the
full open position (this only requires a quarter turn
counterclockwise). Opening this valve rapidly releases air trapped in
the filter.
2. Stand clear of the filter tank, then start the pump.
3. Close the High Flow manual air relief valve after a steady stream of
water appears.
4. The system is not working properly if either of the following conditions
occur.
a. A solid stream of water does not appear within 30 seconds after the
pump’s inlet basket fills with water.
b. The pressure gauge indicates pressure before water outflow
appears.
If either condition exists, shut off the pump immediately, open
valves in the water return line to relieve pressure, and clean the air
relief valve, see “Cleaning the High Flow Manual Air Relief Valve”
on page 16. If the problem persists, call Technical Support
(1-800-831-7133) for assistance.
The following information should be read carefully
since it outlines the proper manner of care and
operation for your filter system. As a result of
following these instructions and taking the
necessary preventative care, you can expect
maximum efficiency and life from your filtration
system.
THIS FILTER OPERATES UNDER HIGH
PRESSURE. WHEN ANY PART OF THE
CIRCULATING SYSTEM (e.g., LOCK RING, PUMP,
FILTER, VALVES, ETC.) IS SERVICED, AIR CAN
ENTER THE SYSTEM AND BECOME
PRESSURIZED. PRESSURIZED AIR CAN CAUSE
THE LID TO SEPARATE WHICH CAN RESULT IN
SEVERE INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY
DAMAGE. TO AVOID THIS POTENTIAL HAZARD,
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
SYSTEM RESTART
Please pay attention to all manufacturers’ posted
instructions, warnings and cautions when using
Baquacil® Filter Cleaner.
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1. Turn the pump off, shut off any automatic controls to ensure that the
system is not inadvertently started during servicing.
2. Open the filter High Flow manual air relief valve, (and the waste drain
valve, or cap, if your system has one).
3. Remove hair and lint strainer pot lid and clean basket. Replace basket
and secure lid.
4. Disconnect air relief drain hose if installed.
5. Remove locking ring by depressing safety latches on both sides of
ring and rotate counterclockwise, then remove tank lid.
6. Remove the DE Cartridge style element assembly by placing hands in
lifting handles and pulling straight up on the element assembly.
7. Using a garden hose with a nozzle, direct water spray at the element
to dislodge and wash away accumulated foreign matter.
8. Clean and remove debris from inside the filter tank and from O-ring and
O-ring groove on tank body.
9. Replace the clean element assembly into the filter tank body, making
sure it is fully seated. Align the arrow on the handle frame with inlet
port of filter.
NOTE: Special care must be taken when cleaning the filter element used in
a swimming pool or spa using Baquacil® Filter Cleaner as a sanitizer.
Because of the way Baquacil works, the filter media must be cleaned more
thoroughly and more frequently than in a chlorine system, If extreme care is
not taken to completely remove all residue from the filter element a buildup
will occur. This buildup will significantly shorten the life of the filter element.
Baquacil is a mild coagulant which combines bacterial cells as well as
other small particles contributed by the environment, bathers, etc. into
particles large enough to be trapped by the filter. In comparison with all
other trapped contaminants in a typical pool or spa the amount of bacterial
cells that are deposited on the filter is minimal. The resulting deposit is a
gray sticky film which can only be removed with Baqua® Spa cleaner. If TSP
(Trisodium Phosphate) or any TSP type cleaner is used prior to stripping the
film, the cleaner and the gray film will combine to form a
gum-like substance. Once this occurs, the substance cannot be removed
from the media and the filter media must be replaced.
CLEANING THE FILTER
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10. Replace the tank lid onto the tank body making sure it is fully and
firmly seated on the tank body.
11. Place lock ring over tank lid, and centering the lock ring on the
threads of the tank body, turn the lock ring clockwise until the safety
latches click and the lock ring hits the stops on the body. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO OVER-TIGHTENED THE LOCK RING AFTER
LOCK RING HAS HIT THE STOPS ON THE BODY.
Any time the filter tank is opened, and/or element assembly is removed, be sure
to generously coat the O-ring with silicone lubricant before reassembling the
unit. DO NOT USE PETROLEUM BASED LUBRICANTS BECAUSE THEY HAVE
A DETERIORATING EFFECT ON RUBBER.
12. Replace drain cap and reinstall air relief valve drain hose if used.
1. To replace the element, follow “Cleaning The Filter” instructions on
page 15.
1. Turn the pump off and shut off any automatic controls to ensure that
the system is not inadvertently started during servicing.
2. OPEN THE HIGH FLOW MANUAL AIR RELIEF VALVE
UNTIL IT SNAPS INTO THE FULL OPEN POSITION,
THEN WAIT UNTIL ALL PRESSURE IS RELIEVED.
3. With the relief valve attached to the filter tank, pull out the locking
tabs and remove the valve stem and cover assembly with a
counterclockwise and lifting motion, see Figure 12.
REPLACING FILTER ELEMENT
CLEANING THE HIGH FLOW MANUAL AIR RELIEF
VALVE
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Element life will vary with pool conditions such as bather load, wind, dust, etc.
You can expect an average media life of three years under normal conditions.
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4. Clean debris from the valve stem and body. Verify that the filter
tank’s air passage is open by inserting a 5/16″ drill bit through the
valve body. Verify that the O-rings are in good condition, properly
positioned, and lubricated with a silicone base lubricant.
5. Reinstall the valve stem and cover assembly with a downward and
clockwise motion until it snaps into position.
Figure 12.
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Winterizing the System
Allowing water to freeze in the system will damage
the system and cause potential water damage/
flooding and potential property damage.
1. In areas that have freezing winter temperatures, the pool
equipment must be winterized to protect it from damage.
2. Open the High Flow manual air relief valve.
3. Remove the drain port cap at the bottom of the filter.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remove drain port cap for
draining water from filter. Leave the drain port cap off
and store it during the time the system is shut down.
4. Drain all appropriate system piping.
5. It is recommended that the pump and filter be covered with a
tarpaulin or plastic sheet to inhibit deterioration from the
weather. DO NOT wrap the pump motor with plastic.
6. In installations where the pump cannot be drained, a 40%
Propylene Glycol 60% water solution will protect to -50° F
(-45.5° C)
Note: Do not use anti-freeze solutions except Propylene
Glycol; as other anti-freeze are highly toxic and will
damage the pump.
Note
Please see the provided insert sheet for
Technical Data and Replacement Parts information
specific to your system.
Technical Data and Replacement Parts
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Section 4
Troubleshooting
A. Air entering your filter is dangerous and can cause the lid to separate.
Correct any conditions in your filtration system that allows air to enter
the system.
1. Some common ways to identify air entering the system:
a. Low water level in pool or spa – skimmer is starving for water
with pump running. Add water to pool or spa.
b. Air bubbles or low water level in pump hair and lint pot are
caused by; low water level, clogged skimmer basket, split
suction cleaner hose, leak in pump hair and lint pot lid, or leak in
pump suction line.
c. Air bubbles coming out of water return lines into pool or spa
with pump running, see items 1.a and 1.b of this section.
d. Air is discharged from the air relief valve on top of the filter
when the valve is opened with the pump running, see items 1.a
and 1.b of this section, above.
B. Until the water initially put into the pool has been completely filtered,
short filter cycles in between cleanings are normal. In most cases pool
owners are dismayed by the undesirable color and appearance of water
in a newly filled pool. Plaster dust can be responsible for short filter
cycles, requiring frequent cleaning.
C. If pressure drops on gauge, check skimmer basket and pump basket first
for debris. If the baskets are clean, shut off power to pump and turn off
any automatic controls. Then turn motor shaft with your fingers. If it
turns freely, then the pump must be disassembled and the impeller
checked to see if it is clogged. If it is not frozen or clogged, then there is
an obstruction in the line between the pool and the pump.
D. The pressure gauge is an important part of the filter system. It is your
primary indicator of how the system is operating. Maintain your pressure
gauge in good working order. Check the operation of your pressure
gauge in the following manner:
1. The pressure gauge should go to zero (0) when the system is turned
off and pressure is relieved.
2. The pressure gauge should indicate pressure when the system is
operating.
3. The pressure gauge should be readable and not damaged in any
way.
4. Replace the pressure gauge if it is not meeting the requirements of
items D.1 through D.3 of this section, above.
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Problem Cause Action
Pool water not
sufficiently clean.
1. Pool chemistry not adequate to inhibit
algae growth.
2. Too frequent an element cleaning cycle.
3. Inadequate turnover rate.
Maintain pool chemistry or consult service
technician.
Allow pressure to build to 10psi above clean filter
condition before cleaning element.
Run system for longer time or consult dealer or pool
service technician.
Higher filter pressure. 1. Insufficient element cleaning
2. Partially closed valve or restriction.
Clean until all debris is removed.
Open valve or remove obstruction in return line.
Short filter cycles. 1. Improper element cleaning
2. Pool chemistry not adequate to inhabit
algae growth.
3. Flow rate too high.
Clean until all debris is removed.
Maintain pool chemistry or consult pool service
technician.
Restrict flow to capacity of filter.
Return flow to pool
diminished, low filter
pressure.
1. Obstruction in the pump hair and lint pot.
2. Obstruction in pump.
3. Obstruction in suction line to pump.
Clean basket in strainer.
Disassemble and clean pump.
Clean skimmer basket. Remove obstruction in lines.
Open valves in suction line.
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