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Old 03-23-2007, 12:35 AM
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Can you use a pool pump for a sprinkler pump?

I suspect no. However, I don't know why not. A friend wants me to help him change over his bad sprinkler pump for a new pool pump, one of his friends gave him. What do I tell him?
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:45 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, the pool pump will not be able to generate enough pressure to run the sprinkler system. I believe pool pumps rely more on volume than pressure to keep a pools water filtered.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:51 AM
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Thanks newz7151. I think I will connect the new motor to the old pump housing.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:11 AM
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Pool pumps are not very self priming and won't pull water near as far as jet or centrifugal pumps will. The in ground pool pump can make a max pressure of 38 lbs. Hardly enough to run a sprinkler system. The above ground is restricted to around 18 lbs. Because of it's low head small diameter characteristics. Stay with a self primer or jet pump depending on the amount of water you need.

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Old 03-23-2007, 03:23 PM
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The electrical motors are identical? or identical specs? I guess it is possible, but something tells me it ain't so.............
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Just use plenty of duck tape
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:35 PM
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Boots,

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That is a friggin' hilarious pic.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:04 AM
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Follow-up: The guy had another friend install the darn thing for him. It's working just fine. O well?
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