Total Pond | RF13021 | Installation guide | Total Pond RF13021 Installation Guide

ITEM # MF13015
Mechanical Filter Pump Kit
Up to 500 gallons
REMINDER
CALL 1-888-412-6001
BEFORE RETURNING TO STORE.
Questions, problems, missing parts? Before returning
to your retailer, call our customer service department at
1-888-412-6001, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., EST, Monday-Friday, or
email us at customercare@geoglobalpartners.com. Or
visit our website www.totalpond.com.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Part
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Description
Filter box top
Filter box bottom
Coarse filter pad
Fine filter pad
Bio media balls
3-Tier fountain head
Diverter valve
Extension tube
Pump
Coupler
Adapter for 3/4” outlets
Quantity
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
WARNING
• Risk of electrical shock. This pump is supplied with a grounding conductor and grounding–type
attachment plug. To reduce the risk of electric shock, be certain that it is connected only to a properly
grounded, grounding- type receptacle (GFCI).
• Do not exceed the voltage shown on the pump.
• Always disconnect pump from the power source before beginning any maintenance or work on the
pump.
• Inspect cord for damage before installation and/or maintenance. Replace the entire pump assembly if
damage is found.
• Do not remove the grounding pin from the power cord plug.
• Risk of electrical shock – This pump has not been investigated for use in swimming pool or marine
areas.
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CAUTION
• This pump has been evaluated for use with fresh water only.
• Use a proper power source as indicated on the pump label.
• Keep the cord away from high temperatures or other heat sources.
• Do not pump heated liquids.
• Do not let the pump run dry. Pump must be completely submerged for proper operation and cooling.
• Operate in fresh water only. Avoid heavily chlorinated water and water with high pH levels.
• Do not lift the pump by its power cord.
PREPARATION
Before beginning assembly of product, make sure all parts are present. Compare parts with package
contents list and diagram above. If any part is missing or damaged, do not attempt to assemble, install or
operate the product. Contact customer service for replacement parts.
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Estimated Assembly Time: 15 minutes
No tools required for assembly.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This is a general purpose, mechanical / biological filter system. It is designed to filter the water and
promote healthy bacteria that will provide a balanced environment in your pond. This filter is designed to
work with a water pump that can circulate a minimum of 200 gallons per hour. As a pre-filter, this prefilter
reduces pond debris and particulate before they enter the pump and other pond accessories. This prefiltration reduces the clogging of your pump and accessories and minimizes the need for cleaning.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place your pump inside the filter box bottom, close to the
center. Make sure that the outlet points up. Route the cord
through the hole in the top corner of the filter box bottom. Fig. 1
Pump
Filter box
bottom
Fig. 1
2. Place the bio media balls around the pump. Fig. 2
Bio media
balls
Pump
Fig. 2
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3. Connect the extension tube to the outlet of the pump using
the supplied adapter for 3/4" outlets. Fig. 3
Extension tube
Adapter for
3/4” outlets
Pump
Fig. 3
4. Place one of the fine filter pads over the bio media balls and
pump. Then place one of the coarse filter pads over the fine
filter pad. Fig. 4
Coarse filter pad
NOTE: The fine filter pad is blue and the coarse filter pad is
black.
Fine filter pad
Filter box bottom
Fig. 4
5. Place the filter box top on top of the filter box bottom. It
should snap closed. Fig. 5
Filter box
top
Filter box
bottom
Fig. 5
NOTE: This kit includes a coupler and a diverter valve.
a. To flow water to the fountain head only, use the coupler. (Proceed to step 6)
b. To flow water to the fountain head and a spitter, use the diverter valve. (Skip to
step 9)
6. Connect the two extension tubes with the coupler. Fig. 6
Extension
tube
Coupler
Extension
tube
Fig. 6
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7. Connect the fountain head on the top extension tube. Fig. 7
Fountain head
Filter box top
Fig. 7
8. Place the filter assembly in the water. Fig. 8
Fig. 8
9. Connect the extension tubes to the diverter valve. Pay
attention to the markings on the ends of the diverter valve.
The end with the “P” connects to the pump. The end with the
“↑” points up, and connects to the fountain head. Fig. 9
Extension tube
Diverter
valve
Water flow
Extension tube
Fig. 9
10. For 1/2 in. tubing, connect the tubing onto the second output
of the diverter valve. Connect the other end of the tubing to a
spitter or other water feature. Fig. 10
NOTE: Tubing and spitter are NOT INCLUDED.
Diverter valve
1/2 in. tubing
Fig. 10
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11. Connect the fountain head to the top extension tube. Adjust
the diverter valve to split the flow between the fountain head
and the spitter. Fig. 11
Fountain head
Extension
tube
Connect
to spitter
Diverter
valve
1/2 in.
tubing
Fig. 11
12. Place the filter assembly in the water. Fig. 12
Fig. 12
CARE AND MAINTENANCE - FILTER
• Occasional cleaning of the filter pads will be necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the
system. The coarse filter pad is a designed to trap large debris. The fine filter pad catches smaller
particles. All pads should be removed and washed with clean water when they are visibly soiled.
• Filter pads should be replaced annually. The exterior surface of the filter box may also need
occasional cleaning. Particularly if the openings in the top of the filter box are obstructed. When
cleaning the filter box use warm water only. Do not use any chemicals that may destroy the
beneficial bacteria.
• The bio media balls in you filter system and the inside surfaces of the filter box bottom contain the
beneficial bacteria. At least once a year the entire system should be disassembled and cleaned
thoroughly using warm, soapy water (mild detergent). This should not be done during the warm
season as it may take up to 8 weeks to re-establish the environmental balance. The best time of
the year to “breakdown” your system is in early spring before the water temperatures begin to rise.
This is also the ideal time to replace the filter pads.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE – PUMP
• Regular cleaning of the pump may be necessary depending upon the environment in which it is
operated. Clean the pump when it is visibly soiled or when a drop in performance is detected.
• Before cleaning, always disconnect the pump from the power source.
• Remove all parts from the pump and clean in warm, soapy water.
• Disassemble the front cover and remove the impeller cover to expose the impeller assembly.
Remove the impeller assembly by gently pulling on the impeller blades. Use a soft cloth or brush
to clean the impeller assembly and the inside of the impeller housing.
TROUBLESHOOTING – PUMP
If the pump fails to operate:
• Check to make sure the power cord is plugged in and the pump is getting power.
• Check the pump outlet and any tubing, fountains, spitters etc. for kinks or obstructions.
• Remove the filter screen and/or front cover, and impeller cover to expose the impeller. Turn the
impeller to ensure that it is not broken or jammed.
If the performance of the pump is not satisfactory or the pump does not flow evenly:
• Check to make sure the pump is completely submerged in water.
• Check to make sure the impeller and the impeller housing are clean.
• Adjust flow control knob.
REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
For replacement parts, call our customer service department at 1-888-412-6001, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., EST, MondayFriday.
Part
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Description
Filter box top
Filter box bottom
3-Tier fountain head
Diverter valve
Extension tube
Coupler
Adapter for 3/4” outlets
Flow control knob
Front cover
Impeller cover
Shaft support
Shaft
Impeller assembly
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F
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TotalPond replacement filters can be purchased at
Home Depot, item #RF13021.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
All pumps and electrical products are warranted to the user against defective material and workmanship,
under normal working conditions. This warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the original
purchaser.
All TotalPond® electrical products are warranted to the user against defective material and workmanship,
under normal working conditions for 1 year from the date of purchase. All TotalPond® liners are warranted
to the user against defective workmanship, under normal working conditions for 20 years from the date of
purchase. All other TotalPond® product is warranted to the user against defective material and
workmanship, under normal working conditions for 90 days.
Application
Warranty covers only properly installed and maintained units. Pump warranty is limited to applications
pumping fresh water in a pond or fountain only. Other liquid applications or extreme temperature uses
must be approved in writing by the manufacturer. Receipt and product date code are required for warranty
claims.
Warranty Claim
Warranty claims must be made by calling customer service (at 1-888-412-6001). If the item is
determined to be defective, you will be given authorization to return the defective part(s), freight pre-paid,
along with proof of purchase.
Disposition
The manufacturer will make a good faith effort for prompt disposition regarding all warranty claims.
Returned product will be inspected to determine cause of failure before warranty is applied. Warranty does
not cover any costs associated with the shipping, handling, installation or removal of products or parts
subject to this warranty. For products damaged in transit, a claim should be filed with the carrier.
Disclaimer
Any oral statements made about the product by the seller, the manufacturer, the representatives, or any
other parties do not constitute warranties, should not be relied upon by the user, and are not part of the
contract for sale. The seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation, and buyer’s only remedy shall be for the
manufacturer to either replace and/or repair at the manufacturer’s sole discretion, the product as described
above. Neither seller nor the manufacturer shall be liable for injury, loss or damages for lost profits, lost
sales, injury to person or property, or any other incidental or consequential loss arising from any cause
whatsoever, no matter whether based upon warranty, contract, negligence or other misuse, and the buyer
and user agree that no other remedy shall be available to them. Before using, the buyer and user shall
determine the suitability of the product for the intended use, and assume all risk and liability whatsoever in
connection therewith. The warranty and remedy described in this limited warranty is an exclusive warranty
and remedy in lieu of any other warranty or remedy expressed or implied. All other warranties and
remedies are hereby expressly excluded, including but not limited to any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for any particular purpose. This warranty gives the buyer and user specific legal
rights, and buyer and user may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
REMINDER
CALL 1-888-412-6001
BEFORE RETURNING TO STORE.
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