Proline pool pump filters come pre-assembled, so installing the pool filter will be relatively simple compared to installing other types. Proline pool filters use sand dollars, sand and standard filters to filter the water in your pool. The installation will be the same for each model with the exception of the sand filters which you will need to install an extra pipe called the "backwash" pipe which will be used to flush out the debris from your filter.
Things You'll Need
- PVC pipe
- PVC pipe cutter
- PVC adhesive
Place the Proline pool pump filter on a solid surface in front of the pool pump intake. Make sure that the intake and output valves face the intake and output valves on the pool pump.
Connect a piece of PVC pipe to the intake and output valves on the pool pump. Seal the pipes to the pump using the PVC pipe adhesive. Allow the adhesive to completely dry for about 10 minutes.
Connect the pipe that comes out of the pump to the intake valve on the top of the filter and seal the pipe using the adhesive. Connect the output pipe on the pump to the output valve on the bottom side of the Proline filter. Seal the pipe using the PVC pipe adhesive.
Open the top of the Proline pool filter according to that model. Install the filter according to that specific model. Turn the pool pump on and allow the pump to pressurize for 30 minutes.
Tips & Warnings
- The backwash pipe will need to be connected to the top backwash valve for sand filters and lead away from the pump area about 25 feet. You will need to refer the owner's manual for instructions on how to install this pipe because every model will be different.
- "The Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance, Third Edition"; Terry Tamminen; 2007
- Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images
How to Install a Pool Sand Filter
Swimming pool sand filters are designed to clean the water through a sand filtration process. The filter connects to the pool pump,...
How to Troubleshoot Sand Pool Filters
A sand filter is the most common way to filter foreign particles out of a swimming pool. These workhorses operate for at...
How to Install a DE Pool Filter
Diatomaceous earth, or DE, filters are the most efficient pool filtering systems available. A single pass through this filtration system removes particles...
How to Install a a Hayward Pool Filter
When installing a Hayward cartridge pool filter, be sure to give yourself plenty of room to work around, service and repair it...
How to Rebuild a Proline Pool Pump Motor
Rebuilding a Proline pool pump motor can save you money and add years of use. It's important, though, to know when the...
How to Replace Pool Pump Bearings
Your pool pump is almost like the heart of your swimming pool. It pumps water throughout the system, circulating the water through...