3.4 Locking Ring Installation
Be certain the o-ring is in position in the lower
tank half. Press the filter lid over the lower half
until seated. Lubricating the o-ring with a silicone
based lubricant will help with installation (see Fig.
Put the locking ring over the filter and thread it
onto the filter. Turn the locking ring clockwise
until you hear it snap over the tabs on the lower
half of the tank.
Follow these instructions carefully. Improper locking
ring installation can cause the filter lid to be blown off
which can result in death, serious personal injury or
property dam age.
Section 4. Start-Up and Operation
NEVER start pump while standing within five (5)
feet of the filter. Starting the pump while there is
pressurized air in the system can cause the filter
lid to be blown off, which can cause death, se ri ous
personal injury or property damage.
NEVER operate the filter system at more than 50 psi
of pressure. Operating the filter system in excess of
50 psi can cause the filter lid to be blown off, which
can cause death, serious personal injury or property
DO NOT operate filter at water temperatures above
120° F (65.5° C). Water temperatures above the
manufacturer's recommendations will shorten the life
span of the filter and void the warranty.
4.1 New Pool and Seasonal Start-up
Turn off the pump and switch off the circuit breaker to
the pump motor.
Check that the filter drain plug is in place and
Check that the tank locking ring is properly seated
Open the pump hair/lint pot lid and fill the pump
basket with water to prime the system. Replace the
pump lid. (You may have to do this a few times on
new and seasonal start ups).
Open the air release valve on top of the filter (do
not remove the valve).
Be sure to open any isolation valves that were
installed in the system.
Stand clear of the filter and start the pump to
circulate water through the system. When all the
air is bled from the system and a steady stream of
water starts to come out of the air release valve,
close the valve.
Watch the pressure gauge to be sure that the
pressure does not exceed 50 psi. If the pressure
approaches 50 psi, immediately turn the pump
off and clean the filter cartridges. If the pressure
remains high after cleaning the filter, refer to the
troubleshooting guide on page 12 for possible
causes and solutions.