|Over time, natural wear of the impeller may reduce pump performance. Replace the impeller to ensure reliable performance.|
Properly installed, Laguna Skimmer Filter Pumps provide powerful and uninterrupted water circulation and require minimal maintenance.
The pumps feature a magnetic-driven motor that delivers an outstanding amount of water flow while consuming relatively low energy. The motor unit and electrical connections are hermetically sealed with inert epoxy to ensure safe and lasting operation under extreme water conditions. The pumps are completely submersible and designed to run continuously in fresh water.
The Skimmer Filter Pumps are installed inside the pump chamber, located at the back of the Skimmer Filter. Water flowing inside this chamber is typically free of dirt and debris. However, in the unlikely event that some dirt or debris does get through the mechanical filters, the pump strainer that is attached over the input of the pump will block out any remnants.
Thermally Protected Pump
To prevent the motor from overheating if the pump accidentally runs dry, or if the rotor becomes blocked, the Thermal Protector will shut the pump off. To reset the Thermal Protector, remove from power source, allow the pump to cool, inspect pump and usage conditions, then reestablish power.
Choosing the Right Pump
Installing the Skimmer Filter Pump inside a Skimmer Filter
Important: To achieve the best pump operation, always use the largest bore hole possible. Avoid sharp bends in the hosing. Gradual curves are preferred.
Place the pump inside the chamber at the back of the Skimmer Filter, ensuring that the strainer is properly attached over the pump input. Run the electrical cord through one of the channels at the back of the Skimmer Filter. Run 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" tubing (not included) inside the chamber through the side opening of the Skimmer Filter. Attach the appropriate 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" Click-Fit Coupling (included) to the tubing and connect it to the output of the pump. Use a hose clamp to secure the connection. Run the other end of the tubing to the appropriate pond equipment. The pump chamber of the Laguna Skimmer Filter is sufficiently large enough to hold two pumps, if desired. Simply run the tubing through the other side opening of the Skimmer Filter and run the electrical cord through the channel located at the back of the unit.
TIP: Make sure that the length of tubing that you will connect to the pump output is long enough to perform the desired task, whether to circulate water to a connecting Filter Falls unit, or back into the pond, or to another piece of pond equipment.
NOTE: Use Silicone Lubricant to make hosing connections easier, and Hose Clamps to secure all hose output connections.
Replacing the Bushing and O-Ring
Problem: No Flow from Pump
Winterizing the Pump