Series CLREN Pumps
Installation, Operation
THIS MANUAL MUST BE READ BEFORE INSTALLING THE PUMP
AND SHALL BE LEFT WITH THE USER OF THE EQUIPMENT
PUMP PERFORMANCE
Pump Model:
Max. Capacity:
(m /h)
Max . Pressure:
(m)
Power:
(W)
C3LREN-S2
C5LREN-S2
C7LREN-5-S2
C7LREN-S2
C1LREN-5-S2
C1LREN-7-S2
C1LREN-S2
C15LREN-7-S2
C15LREN-1-S2
12
13
13
17
13
17
19
17
20
11
12
12
12
12
12
14
12
14
375
450
450
600
450
600
900
600
1000
3
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
• Install the pump in an area where flooding cannot occur.
• Attach the pump with screws to its supporting surface.
• The installation shall be done as such that easy access to the connection box is provided.
• The electrical installation shall be done by a competent electrician.
• The CLREN pump is supplied with a 3 m power supply cord and plug.
Connect the plug to a grounded receptacle protected by an earth-leakage circuit breaker with
a rated trip current not exceeding 30mA.
• The terminal box cover must be closed and tightened properly.
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD.
Caution: If the cord is damaged or appears to be damaged, replace it immediately with the same type of cord which is
availab le fro m your loca l de aler. The new cord must be installed by a qualified electrician. Inspect t he cord annually.
Power supply for all CLREN pumps: 1~, 230V, 50Hz
GENERAL
This product has been carefully inspected and packed at our factory. As the carrier has assumed full responsibility for
its safe arrival, any claim for damage to the shipment, either visible or concealed, must be made on the carrier. This is a
self-priming pump, which means that it can raise water through a dry suction line without using valves, provided the
pump case and strainer body are full of water before the motor is started. Nevertheless, we recommend the use of a
swing check valve in the suction pipe, at or below water level, if the suction lift is more than 5 feet or if the dry suction
line is more that 10 feet long. This arrangement makes the initial priming easy, and then keeps the suction pipe primed
at all times.
INSTALLATION
CAUTION: Special installation requirements may exist for the installation of the pump at a swimming pool or pond. Check
with your local authorities. The installation must comply with local codes.
LOCATION: Locate the pump as close to the pool as possible, preferably in a dry, shaded, and well-ventilated area. Install the pump at or below deck level. If this is not possible, choose the lowest possible elevation, but ensure that the pump
is not exposed to any possible flooding. This simplifies priming, and adds to the pressure developed by the pump. Prepare a hard, level surface that is large enough to accommodate the pump and the associated equipment. Bear in mind
the following: Drainage of the filter room or pit; Ventilation of the motor; Access for servicing and winterizing the equipment; and protection of the equipment from the elements.
PIPING: The pump connections have female 1-1/2" NPT threads. Keep the piping as simple as possible and keep as much
of the suction pipe as possible below the water level of the pool because this will reduce the priming time. Arrange the
pipe to rise continuously toward the pump to prevent high spots that could form air pockets. For convenient servicing of
the equipment, install gate valves in the pump suction and pool return lines close to the pump system. These valves are
recommended if the equipment is installed below deck. Keep the gate valve in the suction line fully open during operation. Take care during installation to keep the pipes clean and make sure that the suction system is absolutely airtight.
Only Teflon tape should be used when connecting the pipes to the pump.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS: Check that the information on the name plate of the electric motor corresponds to the
power supply. Employ a competent electrician to do the wiring installation. Install an easily accessible on/off switch to
turn the pump on and off. CLRE N pumps are complete with a 3 m grounded power cord and mu st be connected to a
grounded receptacle protected by an earth-leakage circuit breaker with a rated trip current not exceeding 30mA.
WARNING: DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD! PROTECT THE CORD FROM ABUSE BUT DO NOT BURY IT.
OPERATION
Note: Numbers in brackets refers to key number in Figure 1.
STARTING UP: If the pump is supplied as part of a complete filter system, follow the starting-up procedure described
in the separate instructions for the complete filter system. In other cases, proceed a follows:
1. Close the gate valves in the suction and return lines. Remove the strainer cover (5) from the hair and lint strainer and
fill the pump completely with water. Replace the cover.
CAUTION: Do not over-tighten the strainer RING-LOKTM (6); hand- tighten only.
DO NOT RUN THE PUMP WITHOUT WATER BECAUSE LACK OF WATER CAN DAMAGE THE SHAFT SEAL. FILL PUMP
WITH WATER BEFORE STARTING.
2. Open the gate valves in the suction and return lines and start the pump. If the pump fails to produce a full flow of
water within four or five minutes, switch off the power and repeat Step 1. If the pump still fails to work, check for air leaks
at the strainer cover (5), suction line connections, and valve stem glands before repeating Step 1.
CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE THE PUMP WITH CLOSED SUCTION OR DISCHARGE VALVES.
3. After about ten minutes of operation, check the pool return fittings for air bubbles. A continuous flow of air indicates
leaks in the suction line. Locate and correct any leaks immediately.
CAUTION: DO NOT RE-TIGHTEN STRAINER RING-LOKTM (6) DURING OPERATION.
CONTROLLING THE OUTPUT: Keep the gate valve in the suction line fully open during operation. Should it be necessary to
control the output, use a valve in the return line.
CLEANING THE HAIR AND LINT STRAINER: Switch off the power. Close the valves in the suction and return lines. Unscrew strainer RING-LOKTM (6) counter clockwise and remove the strainer cover (5) from the hair and lint strainer and
lift out the strainer basket (3). Clean and replace the basket. Take care to seat the basket properly. Clean the
O-ring (4) and O-ring seats on the cover and strainer. Refit the cover and strainer RING-LOKTM (6), hand-tighten only, and
open the valves. Put the pump back into operation.
DRAINING: Remove the two drain plugs (2). Note that the valves in the suction and return lines must be open to allow
complete draining of the pump. Other provisions may be necessary for draining the filter, heater and pipe lines.
WARNING: DURING PERIODS WHEN THE PUMP IS NOT IN USE, AND ALWAYS DURING SERVICING, SWITCH THE ON/OFF
SWITCH TO OFF AND PULL THE PLUG FROM THE RECEPTACLE.
TROUBLE SHOOTING
FOR SERVICING AND FOR ANY TROUBLE SHOOTING OF THE PUMP, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER.
MOTOR DOES NOT START: Disconnect switch or circuit breaker is in the OFF position; Fuses blown or thermal overload
open; Locked motor shaft; Motor windings burned out; Defective starting switch inside motor; Disconnected or
defective wiring.
MOTOR DOES NOT REACH FULL SPEED: Low voltage; Motor windings connected for wrong voltage.
MOTOR OVERHEATS (protector trips): Low voltage; Motor windings connected for wrong voltage; Inadequate ventilation.
PUMP DELIVERS NO WATER: Pump not primed; Closed valve in suction or discharge line; Leakage of air into suction system; Impeller plugged.
LOW PUMP CAPACITY: Valve in suction or discharge line partly closed; Suction or discharge line partly plugged; Suction or discharge line too small; Pump running at reduced speed (see above); Plugged basket in skimmer or hair in lint
strainer; Dirty filter; Impeller plugged.
LOW PUMP PRESSURE: Pump running at reduced speed (see above); Discharge valve or inlet fittings opened too wide.
HIGH PUMP PRESSURE: Discharge valve or inlet fittings closed too much; Return lines too small; Dirty filter.
NOISY PUMP AND MOTOR: Plugged basket in skimmer or hair in lint strainer; Defective motor bearings;
Valve in suction line partly closed; Suction line partly plugged; Vacuum cleaner hose plugged or too small; Pump not
supported properly.
LEAKAGE OF WATER AT SHAFT: Shaft seal requires replacement.
AIR BUBBLES AT INLET FITTINGS: Leakage of air into suction line at connections or valve stem; Cover of hair and lint
line; Low water
level
in pool.
strainer not airtight; Restriction in suction
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Light Bulbs - FullMoon Watercolor LED light bulbs are warranted for 1 year from the date of purchase; incandescent bulbs
are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase.
Misc. - Filter elements, DE grids, white-goods, strainer baskets, strainer basket “flap” and “priming tube”, pressure gauges,
square rings, o-rings, gaskets, and all replacement parts are warranted for 1 year from the date of purchase.
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FIGURE 1 - COMPONENTS
Key No.
1
2
2a
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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14
15
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1
Description
Strainer/Pump Body
Drain Plugs (2)
Drain Plug Gaskets (2)
Strainer Basket
O-ring
Strainer Cover
Strainer Ring-lok
Motor
Flinger
Screws (4)
Hexagon Nuts (6)
Bracket
Impeller
Shaft Seal
Eye Seal
Gasket
Screws (6)
Power Cord
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950, boulevard Michèle-Bohec, Blainville (Québec) CANADA J7C 5E2
Tél.: (450) 437-2420 Fax: (450) 437-4860
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