SandPRO™ 50 & 75 pool Filter SystemS
Owner’s Manual
MODELS 4510 AND 4511
IMPORTANT
safety rules
Read all instructions BEFORE assembling and using
this product. KEEP THIS MANUAL.
MODEL 4511
MODEL 4510
Sand not included. USE ONLY No. 20 Silica Sand with a particle size of 0.45 mm – 0.55 mm
IMPORTANT
DO NOT Return product to store
For technical assistance and missing parts, call Customer Service toll-free
1.888.339.2546
(press 135 at any time)
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST
Please visit our website, www.game-group.com, for potential updates to these instructions.
ENGLISH
Your Pool Filter System has been engineered and manufactured to our highest standard for dependability,
ease of operation and safety. With proper care, it will give you years of durable, trouble-free performance.
Thank you for your purchase.
Prior to assembling and using this product, carefully read and adhere
to all CAUTION and IMPORTANT notices located throughout this manual.
Failure to comply with these instructions MAY damage to the product
or cause serious personal injury or death.
In this manual, some of the following callouts may be used. Please pay special attention to these.
CAUTION, IMPORTANT and STOP have the following meanings:
CAUTION
Used when injury or accidents may occur if the operating instructions, work instructions, work procedures, etc.
are either NOT strictly adhered to or not carried out at all.
IMPORTANT
Used when damage to the device may occur if the operating instructions, work instructions, work procedures, etc.
are either NOT strictly adhered to or not carried out at all.
STOP
Calls attention to special details or information.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT Return product to store
For technical assistance and missing parts, call Customer Service toll-free
1.888.339.2546
(press 135 at any time)
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST
Please visit our website, www.game-group.com, for potential updates to these instructions.
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Table of Contents
1. Safety Warnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
2. General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
How Sand Filtration Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Powering the Filter Pump.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Sand & Initial Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3. Technical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
4. Parts List/Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
5. Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Unpacking Your Filter System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tools & Equipment Required. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Know Your Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Filter Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Power Source Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
6. Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Water Pump Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Filter Tank Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
7. Connecting the Filter System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
For pools with 1¼” or 1½” Diameter Unthreaded Hose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
For pools with 2¼” Diameter Threaded Hose Connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
8. Valve Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filter Valve Settings & Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Changing Valve Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
9. Filter Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Start Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Backwash Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Backwash Do’s & Don’t’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
10.Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Adding Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Cleaning the Hair & Lint Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Winterizing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Safety Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
11.Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
12. Limited Warranty Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
13. Appendix: Exploded parts diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Safety warnings
READ ALL WARNINGS BELOW. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT
IN serious personal injury or death.
• RISK OF SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD, WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY
OR DEATH.
• Do not block pump suction at the pump or in the pool as this can cause severe injury or death.
• Electrical wiring MUST be installed by a trained professional and adhere to local code and regulations.
• Avoid electric shock. DO NOT USE power extension cords.
• Connect ONLY to a Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) power outlet. Consult a qualified, professional
electrician for safe and proper installation of the required electrical outlet.
• Incorrectly installed equipment may fail, causing severe injuries or damage to the pump-filter system.
• Never place or submerge the filter and/or pump in water.
• Trapped air in the pump-filter system may cause the tank cover to be blown off which can result in death,
serious injury, or damage to the pump-filter system. Ensure all air is out of system before operating.
• NEVER use the valve lever as a handle to carry or lift the filter.
• NEVER change the position of the Multi-Port Valve while the system is operating. ALWAYS unplug the
system first.
• Install this product at least 10 feet away from the pool to prevent children from using the system to access
the pool.
• Never PLUG or UNPLUG this unit from an electrical source while standing in water or with wet hands.
• NEVER service this unit with the electrical power cord connected.
• Do not use any petroleum based lubricant. Petroleum based products will destroy plastic parts.
• Do NOT operate the system while the pool is in use.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY from all electrical equipment.
• NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT.
THESE SAFETY WARNINGS ARE NOT INTENDED TO INCORPORATE
ALL POSSIBLE INSTANCES FOR RISK AND/OR SEVERE INJURY.
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2.GENERAL information
This manual provides information relating to the installation, utilization and maintenance of the Pool Filter System. The pump
included with the filtration system is a horizontal, self-priming centrifugal pump. For the pump to function correctly, the water
temperature must not exceed 95°F/35°C. The filter included in the filtration system is equipped with a container drainage system,
pressure gauge and built-in container components. The filter container comes ready to plug-in and is supplied with a user-friendly
7 Position Multi-Port Valve integrated into the tank cover, an approved filter pump with hair and lint basket, and a plastic base for
ready on-site mounting.
How Sand Filtration Works
The Pool Filter System is designed to use special silica sand to remove dirt particles from pool water. Filter sand is loaded into the
filter tank and functions as a permanent dirt and debris removing medium. Pool water, which contains dirt particles, is pumped
through the intake hose leading from the pool to the filter tank and is directed by the filter control valve to the top of the filter tank.
As water is pumped through the filter sand, dirt particles are trapped by the bed of sand and filtered out. The cleaned/filtered water
is then returned from the bottom of the filter tank, through the control valve and back to the pool through the return hose. This
sequence is continuous and automatic and provides total recirculation of pool water through your filter and hose connections.
After a period of time, the accumulated dirt in the filter causes a resistance to the flow of water and an increase in pump pressure
(psi). When this happens, it is time to clean (backwash) the filter. To backwash the system, you must change the valve to the backwash position. When in backwash mode, the water flow is automatically reversed through the filter so that it is directed to the
bottom of the tank, up through the sand, which flushes any trapped dirt and debris out through the waste line. Once the filter is
backwashed and cleaned of dirt, the control valve should be moved into the rinse position to allow the sand to settle. After rinsing,
the filter valve should be changed back to the filtration position to resume
normal filtering.
Powering The Filter Pump
It should be noted that the Pool Filter System does not have an on/off switch. Rather, power to the filter pump is connected and
disconnected by means of plugging in and unplugging the power cord from the power source. It is important that you read and
follow the instructions on proper power supply sources (see Section 5, Power Source Requirements) to avoid overloading the pump
motor and/or electric shock.
Sand & Initial Preparation
The Pool Filter System requires a specific type of sand (not included) for optimum operation: namely, Number 20 Silica Sand with a
particle size of 0.45 mm - 0.55 mm. You can purchase this sand at most pool supply stores. While the sand will come packaged, it is
important that the sand be cleaned prior to running the filter system in filtration mode (see Section 9, Filter Operations).
Installation
Read and understand this manual carefully before installation. Failure to follow all instructions may result in electric shock, serious
personal injury or death.
3.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Model 4510 (1/2 Horsepower Model)
Item
U.S. Units
Metric Units
Flow Rate
2,375 GPH
9 m3/hr
MAX Operating Pressure
22 psi
1.5 Bar
Filtration Area
1.4 ft 0.13 m2
Rated Voltage
110 VAC
110 VAC
Sand Volume
38 lbs
17 kg
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Model 4511 (3/4 Horsepower Model)
Item
U.S. Units
Metric Units
Flow Rate
2,650 GPH
10 m3/hr
MAX Operating Pressure
22 psi
1.5 Bar
Filtration Area
1.4 ft2
0.13 m2
Rated Voltage
110 VAC
110 VAC
Sand Volume
76 lbs
34 kg
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PARTS LIST/REFERENCE
Before starting installation, check to make sure all parts are present in package.
Primary Components
BASE PLATE (1)
WATER PUMP (1)
FILTER TANK (1)
TANK COVER / VALVE ASSEMBLY (1)
TANK COVER LOCK RING ASSEMBLY (1)
FILTER-PUMP HOSE
(Model 4510 has threaded end)
TANK SEPARATOR PLATE (1)
UPPER DISTRIBUTOR (1)
OWNER’S MANUAL
Parts Bag A
1 ¼”-1 ½” HOSE CONNECTOR - 4510 (1) 4511 (2)
O-RING A (1) 2 ½“ Dia
O-RING C (1) 1 ½” Dia
HAIR & LINT STRAINER COVER (1)
O-RING B (1) 3.0” Dia
Parts Bag B
SHORT INTEX® CONNECTOR (1)
LONG INTEX® CONNECTOR (1)
HOSE CLAMP (2)
FLAT GASKET (2)
Note: Some parts may be pre-installed at the factory. Parts not shown to scale.
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PUMP MOUNTING HARDWARE
5.Getting Started
Unpacking Your Filter System
This product requires assembly.
Carefully remove the product and all parts. Make sure all items listed in the Parts List/Reference are included. Please note that some
parts may be pre-assembled.
Inspect everything carefully to make sure nothing is damaged.
Do not discard packing material until you have satisfactorily operated the product.
If any parts are missing or damaged, please call the number listed on the front page of this manual.
NOTE: Some parts may be located within the filter tank. To access these parts you must remove the tank cover.
Refer to Appendix for a complete EXPLODED VIEW PARTS DIAGRAM
Tools & Equipment Required
The following items are not included with your new filter system, but will be required for proper installation and operation:
• ¼" Blade Screwdriver
• #2 Phillips Screwdriver
• Rubber Mallet
• A small container of silicone based lubricant
• G.F.C.I. (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) – Must be installed by a certified electrician
• One 1½" backwash hose
IMPORTANT
No. 20 Silica Sand (Model 4510 requires 38 lbs of sand; Model 4511 requires 76 lbs of sand.)
The above equipment list is based on the assumption that your above-ground pool is assembled, filled with water, and that your
pool is equipped with the necessary filtration hoses needed to operate with a filter (cartridge or otherwise). If your pool is not
assembled, please refer to the pool’s installation manual for details. If you do not have hoses for your pool’s intake and return,
you will need to purchase the hoses from a pool supply store.
This Pool Filter System is designed to connect to pools with standard 1¼” or 1½” diameter hose connectors and has 2¼” hose
adapters for Intex® pools. If your pool has a hose connector with a different size and/or type, you may need to purchase an adapter
at your local pool supply store or hardware retailer.
Know Your Pool
Before you begin installation, it is a good idea to know certain specifications of your pool:
• How big is your pool?
• How many gallons does it hold?
• What size hose does it use? (i.e. 1¼” dia, 1½” dia or 2¼” dia)
• What kind of hose connection does it use? ( i.e. threaded/unthreaded)
Filter Location
The Pool Filter System needs to be located on a 2’ x 3’ completely level, hard surface lower than the pool’s water level and away from
the pool to prenvent access to children. The hard surface may be made of concrete, gravel, patio pavers, etc.
Power Source Requirements
The Pool Filter System is equipped with a US standard electrical cord and plug which should only be connected to a power outlet
protected by a qualified Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) that has been installed by a professional electrician and adheres
to local codes and regulations. To AVOID electric shock, serious personal injury or death, power cord extensions should NOT BE USED.
DO NOT handle power cords or equipment with wet hands or while standing in water or while wet.
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6.ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Water Pump Assembly
1.Secure the water pump to the base plate with the provided pump mounting hardware as
shown in illustration to the right.
2.Screw the 1¼”-1½” hose connector into the center port of the water pump. Ensure that
O-Ring A (2¼” dia) is installed between the port and the connector.
NOTE: If your system came with a threaded filter-pump hose (Model 4510),
you will not need the 1¼” – 1½” hose connector. Instead, screw the hose into
the center port of the water pump directly with O-Ring (2¼" dia) in between.
3.Remove the threaded ring (collar) on the outer opening of the pump.
4.Place O-Ring B (3" dia) in the groove around the hair and lint strainer basket.
5.Place the transparent hair & lint strainer cover in place and then screw the threaded ring
(collar) back on securely over the cover.
6.Insert O-Ring C (1½" dia) inside the outward facing opening of the transparent hair & lint
strainer cover.
7.Place the base plate and pump in your selected site where the Pool Filter System will be
located for normal operation. This site should be within the reach of the pool filter and
return hoses but no closer than 10 feet to the pool (see Section 1, Safety Warnings).
Collar
Hose Connector
Hair & Lint Cover
O-Ring A
O-ring C
O-ring B
Filter Tank Assembly
1.Place the filter tank on the base plate as shown. The feet on the bottom of the filter tank fit
within the holes provided on the base plate.
2.Insert the tank separator plate inside the main tank in the guides provided. The plate divides
the tank into two compartments, the Filtered Water Chamber and the Sand Filter Chamber.
3.Filling Sand Chamber with Sand
Note: The filter pump assembly should be in its permanent location before
filling the chamber with sand. Otherwise, the unit will be heavy and difficult
to move around.
a. Check to ensure that the bottom strainer is correctly positioned.
b. Check to ensure that the tank separator plate is seated properly.
c. Fill the sand chamber half full with water.
CAUTION
Use breathing filter/mask approved for dust & sand and adequate
eye protection while filling the tank. Avoid breathing dust.
IMPORTANT
To prevent damage to the container and the bottom strainer, fill the
tank halfway with water before adding the filter sand.
d. Pour Number 20 Silica Sand into the sand filter chamber being careful not
to allow any sand to enter the filtered water chamber. Model 4510 requires
38 lbs. of No. 20 Silica Sand. Model 4511 requires 76 lbs. of No. 20 Silica Sand.
IMPORTANT
It is important to ensure that sand does not exceed the recommended quantity/weight.
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Filtered Water Chamber
Sand Chamber
4.Securing Filter Assembly
a. Ensure the main tank seal around the top of the filter tank is in good condition and securely
seated in the groove. Be sure groove is free of sand and seal is properly lubricated.
b. Locate the upper distributor and press it into the center hole located under the tank cover.
c. Carefully place the tank cover onto the filter tank. The tank cover should be oriented so that
the notch on the cover is aligned with the matching tab on the filter tank – this ensures
proper alignment.
d. To secure the tank cover and filter tank, use the tank cover lock ring assembly. Make
certain that the head of the hinge pin is facing up on the ring assembly. Align the bolt
with the receiving hole and squeeze the gap closed as far as you can. When tight, the gap
between the clamp halves at the tightening screw should be approximately 1/16" to 1/4".
NOTE: Using a rubber mallet to lightly tap the ring during assembly eases the
installation and promotes a better seal. DO NOT use a hammer or other hard
striking implement on the lock ring as damage may result.
5.Hooking Up the Hoses
a. Attach the filter-pump hose to the 1¼”– 1½” hose connector on the water pump.
b. Secure with a hose clamp.
NOTE: If your system came with a threaded filter-pump hose (Model 4510),
you will not need the 1¼” – 1½” hose connector. Rather screw the hose into
the center port of the water pump directly with o-ring "A" in between.
6.Connecting Filter Hose to the Tank
a. Place a hose clamp (do not tighten) on the loose end of the filter-pump hose and
connect to the tank intake port on the tank cover.
b. Tighten hose clamp.
7.Completed Assembly
The basic Filter-to-Pump Assembly should resemble the figure shown at right.
Tank Intake
Completed
Assembly
Caution
Ensure ALL hose connections are tight and the hoses are NOT kinked or bent at severe angles. If
the hoses are leaking, check to make sure ALL of the parts that have O-Rings have them attached
and are screwed on tightly. DO NOT over tighten hose clamps (35 in/lb max torque)
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7.CONNECTING THE FILTER SYSTEM
The next section outlines installation instructions for connecting the Pool Filter System to your pool. Since the hoses utilized
for filtration and return lines differ for various types of above-ground pools, the pool-filter connection section is broken down
by pool hose size and type. For pools with 1¼” or 1½” diameter unthreaded hoses, see ”A” below. For pools with 2¼” threaded
hose connectors, see ”B” on following page.
STOP
Before you begin to connect hoses to the filter and pump, make certain that no water can flow through the intake or return hoses connected to
the pool. Some pools have shut off valves in their intake and return ports, others do not. If you do not have a shut off valve, block the ports with
a removable plug to prevent water from passing into and through the hoses.
A.For Pools with 1¼” or 1½ “Diameter Unthreaded Hoses
These instructions assume that the pool is already assembled with hoses attached to the water intake and return ports on the pool.
1.Adapter Installation
Hose Connector
a. Screw the 1¼” – 1½” hose connector into the transparent hair & lint strainer cover.
Make certain that O-Ring C (1½" dia) is in place before securing.
2.Pool “Skimmer Hose” Attachment
a. Attach the hose coming from your pool’s skimmer (outlet of pool) to the 1¼” – 1½”
hose connector extending from the hair & lint strainer cover.
b. Secure with a hose clamp.
3.Pool “Return Hose” Attachment
a. Attach the pool return hose (inlet of pool) to the pool return port on the tank cover.
Note: Be sure not to secure the return hose to the waste/backwash port.
c. Secure with a hose clamp.
Pool Return
Port
Waste/Backwash
Port
IMPORTANT
Ensure that all HOSE connections are tight and that the hoses are NOT kinked or bent at severe angles.
Intake Port
4.Completed Filter-Pump Installation should resemble the figure shown at right.
4511
shown
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To Pool
Return
B. For Pools with 2¼” Diameter Threaded Hose Connectors
These instructions assume that the pool is already assembled with hoses attached to the water intake and return
ports on the pool.
O-Ring C
1.Short INTEX® Adapter Installation
a. Screw the short INTEX® adapter into the transparent hair & lint strainer cover
on the water pump.
b. Make certain that O-Ring C (1½" dia) is in place before securing.
2.Pool “Skimmer Hose” Attachment
a. Attach the pool skimmer hose (outlet of pool) to the short INTEX® adapter.
b. Ensure that the flat gasket is installed between the short adapter and the face
of the hose.
3.Long INTEX® Adapter Installation
a. Verify there is a O-Ring inside of the adapter. If not, insert O-Ring.
b. Screw the long INTEX® adapter onto the pool return port on the tank cover.
Flat Gasket
0-ring
4.Pool Return Hose Attachment
a. Screw the pool return hose (inlet of pool) to the long INTEX® adapter on the tank cover.
b. Ensure that the flat gasket is inserted between the adapter and the face of the hose.
Note: Be careful not to secure return hose to the waste/backwash port.
Flat Gasket
IMPORTANT
To Pool
Return
Ensure that all hose connections are tight and that the hoses
are NOT kinked or bent at severe angles.
5.Completed Filter-Pump Installation should resemble the figure shown at right.
CAUTION
Do not power pump at this point.
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Valve Operations
Make yourself familiar with your filter system’s valve settings and functions.
Filter Valve Settings & Functions
Setting
Complete Water Flow/Function
Filtration
Position 1
Function: Vacuum, regular pool filter action. This is the setting the filter will be set to
most of the time. In this position, water is directed through the top of the filter where it
compresses and flattens down the sand. Contaminants are trapped by the sand as water
makes it way to the bottom strainer, out of the filter and back to the pool.
Valve Diagram
1
Rinse
Position 2
Circulation
Position 3
Backwash
Position 4
Function: Use after backwashing to clean and resettle filter bed. This should always
be done immediately after backwashing, new sand addition or filter start-up. In this
position, water is directed to the top of the tank where it reseats the sand and flushes
the valve while sending water out the waste line. This reduces the chance of contaminant
blow back to the pool when the valve is moved back to the filtration position after
backwashing.
Function: circulate water after chemical treatment. This position is used during certain
pool cleanups and chemical treatments when you don’t want the water contaminating
the sand. In this position, water is only directed through the valve back to the pool and
does not filter through the sand.
Function: clean filter of captured debris. This is the position needed to clean the filter and
sand. You’ll know it is time to backwash when the pressure gauge rises 5 to 10 psi above
what it normally reads when the filter is clean. In this position, water is directed through
the bottom strainer, reversing the flow through the tank. This causes the sand to separate
and lift while releasing trapped debris out the waste line.
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2
3
4
Closed
Position 5
Function: Cleaning the hair and lint strainer. This position stops the flow of water into the
pump and filter.
CAUTION: Do not run pump with valve in this position.
5
Purge/
Drain
Position 6
Winterize
Position 7
Function: bypass the filter. This position is ideal for vacuuming pools with large amounts
of debris or after an algae treatment. In this position, water bypasses the filter and sends
all the water and contaminates out the waste line.
CAUTION: Running the pump in this position will drain water from your pool. Observe
water level to prevent running the pump dry.
6
Function: winterizing and storage. In this position, the valve lever is between positions
which removes pressure from internal valve components for winter (off-season) storage.
CAUTION: Do not run pump with valve in this position.
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Changing Valve Positions
The 7 Position Multi-Port Valve is designed to give the required flow rate for each action that is described above. Always make sure
the power source to the filter is unplugged before changing valve positions. In other words, the pump should not be running when
you change valve settings (i.e. moving from Filtration position to the Backwash position). Changing valve positions while the pump
is running could result in irreparable damage to the valve and its inner workings. To change valve positions, press down firmly on
the valve lever and rotate to the desired setting.
IMPORTANT
ALWAYS unplug power source to pump before changing valve positions.
Changing valve positions while the pump is running could result in irreparable damage to the valve and its inner workings.
CAUTION
NEVER use the valve lever as a handle to carry or lift the filter.
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FILTER OPERATIONS
Start Up
Once the filter system has been properly assembled, the sand chamber filled with sand and the hoses connected, you may begin
with filtration. However, we recommend that you clean and prepare the new sand that is in the sand chamber first. Cleaning the sand
prior to filtering your pool will remove most of the dust and tiny sand particles that may exist in the sand. If you move straight to
filtering, these particles will end up in your pool. To clean the sand, please follow the instructions below.
Cleaning Sand
1.Make certain the pump is not plugged in to a power supply.
2.Start with the valve in the “5" - Closed” position.
3.If you haven’t done so already, fill your pool with water. Ensure that the water level is at least 1 – 2 inches above the top of the hose
intake and return ports in the pool.
4.Release the shut off valve at the intake port in the pool. If you plugged the intake port, remove the plug to allow the water to flow
into the intake hose.
5.With the filter-pump system installed in a location level lower than your pool’s water level – water will automatically flow into the
pump-filter system.
6.Allow the filter tank to fill with water.
7.Check for leaks and make any necessary adjustments.
8.Follow the backwash process below.
Backwash Process
1.Disconnect the motor/pump from the power source.
2.Attach backwash hose (not included) to backwash port.
3.Place the multi-port valve in the “4 - Backwash” position.
4.Reconnect to power source.
5.Run filter in backwash mode until discharge water is clear.
6.Disconnect the motor/pump from the power source.
7.Place the multi-port valve in the “2 - Rinse” position.
CAUTION
See Section 5, Power Source Requirements
8.Reconnect to power source.
9.Allow filter to run for 60 seconds to remove any remaining residue from pump and valve.
10. Disconnect the motor/pump from the power source.
11. Place the multi-port valve in the “1 - Filtration” position.
12. Reconnect to power source.
Your filtration system is running and ready for further operation.
NOTE: When the filter pump is properly connected to the power supply, the pump will begin to push
the water through the bed of sand and out the backwash hose. In this process, water will be drained
from your pool as it cleans the bed of sand within the tank. You may want to put a garden hose in the
pool to add water in while the pump is pulling water out so that the water level does not go below the
intake return ports. While the sand is being cleaned, run your fingers through the water exiting the
backwash hose. When you can no longer feel or see sandy grit in the water, the sand cleaning process
should be complete.
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Backwash Do's and Don't's
Be aware and make note of the filter pressure when the sand is clean. Backwash when you see an increase of 5 – 10 psi on the
pressure gauge.
• Do backwash long enough to get the job done right. Let the system backwash until the water exiting the waste line is clear.
Note that backwashing can remove 50 -300 gallons of water from your pool so pay attention. Also, be aware of local codes
regarding pool water disposal as some communities outlaw drainage.
• Don’t backwash excessively. Sand filters operate more efficiently during mid-cycle. Some level of debris in the sand bed
actually helps filtration and makes the filter more effective. Too much backwashing will reduce efficiency.
• Don’t vacuum the pool in backwash mode. You can plug up the strainer at the bottom of the filter which will result in
inefficient operation. Plus you may have to remove all of the sand to get it unclogged.
10.MAINTENANCE
The chart below outlines the recommended maintenance schedule for your Pool Filter System.
Intervals
Maintenance Items
Weekly
Backwashing, regardless of the pressure or how dirty the filter might be
Cleaning of the Debris/Lint filter in the pump hair and lint strainer (directions below)
Annually
Winterize the system before the first frost (directions below)
Add sand at the beginning of each swim season as necessary
Adding New Sand
CAUTION
Use breathing filter/mask approved for dust & sand and adequate eye protection while filling sand container. Avoid breathing dust.
•Protect the bottom strainer by filling the tank with a foot of water and covering the clean water chamber to avoid getting sand
inside.
•Start filter in rinse mode for 1 – 3 minutes after initial start up or after adding new sand. By doing this you can avoid blowing
small particles and impurities from the new sand into your pool. If some debris from the new sand does go into your pool,
vacuum it up with the system in purge mode, otherwise you may keep sending it back to the pool.
CAUTION
Before loosening any threaded connections on the filtration system, be sure that the intake and return hoses are closed
or plugged to prevent water flow over the motor.
Cleaning the Hair and Lint Filter
1.Unplug the pump from the power source.
2.Close the shutoff valves or block the water flow at the pool inlet port.
3.Place valve in the “5 - Closed“ position.
4.Remove the hair & lint strainer cover on the pump by unscrewing the threaded collar. Take out the strainer basket, clean it, and
replace it. Replace the hair & lint strainer cover and tighten the threaded collar. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
5.Open the shutoff valves or unblock the water flow at the pool inlet port.
6.Place valve in the “1 - Filtration“ position.
7.Reconnect to power source.
IMPORTANT
NEVER operate the pump without the hair and lint strainer basket in place – this can cause damage to the motor and pump assembly.
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Winterizing the System
1.Unplug the pump from the power source.
2.Close the shut off valves or block the flow of water at the pool inlet and return ports.
3.Disconnect the filtration system from the pool, drain the tank and hoses.
4.Place the handle on the central valve in position “7- Winterize" to relieve the tension on the spring and internal valve components.
5.Store the filter system in a location protected from frost and freezing temperatures.
Safety Notes
If there is any indication that safe operation is no longer possible, the device is to be disconnected from the power supply
and secured against accidental use.
This is the case when:
• The device has visible damage
• The device no longer appears functional
• After long periods of storage in poor conditions
• Electrical components, cords, etc appear frayed, worn or broken
• Guards or shields are missing or broken
11.Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Solution
Pressure gauge
has reading over
15 psi
Dirty filter bed
Backwash the filter (position 4)
Pressure is too
low
Hair and lint strainer basket is dirty
Clean the hair and lint strainer
Air in the pump
Poor seal on the intake side of the pump.
Tighten hose clamps and connecting fittings.
Water flows into
the drainpipe
Dirt around the seal of the Central Valve
Unscrew the central valve from tank cover and clean the seal
Leaking filter
Faulty Seal
Check the seal, replace if needed
Clamp not tight
Tighten clamp. DO NOT over tighten hose clamps
(35 in/lb max torque).
Not plugged in
Check the socket and power cord
G.F.C.I/ or main circuit breaker tripped
Switch on the breaker (if it is immediately tripped again,
there is a defect in pump or controls)
Faulty P ump Motor
Replace the pump/motor assembly
If the sand is newly replaced, the undersized
grains are still present
Backwash several times until the backwash water is clear
(position 4)
Sand in central valve (from backwash)
Purge into drainpipe for 30 seconds (position 6)
Separation wall in filter is improperly installed
Check the separation wall for proper positioning
Filter bottom strainer is damaged
Replace the filter bottom strainer
Water level low or system recently opened
for service.
While pump is running, loosen, but do not remove, one of
the screw-on transparent covers on the filter tank to allow
any trapped air to escape. Tighten the cover once all of the
air has escaped.
Pump does not
run
Sand in Pool
Air in system
Stop
Repairs on the pump should only be performed by professionally
trained, qualified technicians.
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12.LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT
The manufacturer warranties safe operation and reliability only under the following conditions:
The filter system is installed and operated according to the assembly and operating instructions.
Only original replacement parts are used.
Consumable parts do NOT fall under the warranty
Expendable parts do NOT fall under the warranty. These include:
• A
ll O-rings (40x5 mm O-ring for tank cover, 105x5 mm O-ring for pump cover, 58x6 mm O-ring for housing,
50x3 mm O-rings for hose connections, 6x2 mm O-rings for screws)
• Pressure Gauge
• Hair & Lint Strainer Basket
• Mechanical Seal, Complete • F ilter-to-Pump Hose
General Terms
This Limited Warranty applies to the enclosed product (the “Product”) distributed by Great American Duck Races, Inc., an Arizona corporation (doing
business as Great American Merchandising and Events) (“GAME”).
GAME warrants that the Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of ninety (90) days from the
date of purchase. (Your dated sales or delivery receipt, showing the date of your Product purchase, is your proof of the purchase date.) During the
warranty period, GAME will repair or replace any defective parts at no charge.
All defective parts that are replaced by GAME will be replaced, at GAME’s discretion, with either new parts or used parts that meet or exceed performance specifications for new parts. All parts removed from the Product under this warranty will become the property of GAME. Repair or replacement of any parts will not serve to extend the ninety (90) day warranty period.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to expendable parts. This Limited Warranty does not extend to any product (a) from which the serial number
has been removed or (b) that has been damaged or rendered defective (i) as a result of accident, misuse, abuse or other external causes; (ii) by
operation outside the usage parameters stated in the manual that shipped with the Product; (iii) by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by
GAME; or (iv) by modification or service by anyone other than GAME or an authorized GAME distributor.
If a defect is identified within the warranty period, please contact GAME.
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, GAME EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, ORAL OR STATUTORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE). ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY LAW ARE LIMITED TO THE TERMS OF THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTY.
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL GAME HAVE ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER
(WHETHER UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY) TO ANY PERSON WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, (A) ANY USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRODUCT, (B) ANY FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT, (C)
ANY BODILY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO ANY PROPERTY, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM THE
PRODUCT OR ITS USE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST
PROFITS, LOSS OF USE), EVEN IF GAME OR GAME’S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY
SUCH DAMAGES.
To obtain warranty service, please call, write, or email us directly at the address shown below.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Severability
Any provision of this Limited Warranty which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction will, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the
extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining portions hereof or affecting the validity or enforceability of such
provision in any other jurisdiction.
Venue and Choice of Law
This Limited Warranty is applicable in all countries. This Limited Warranty will be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona (regardless of any
conflict of laws rules), and any disputes arising from this Limited Warranty will be resolved in Phoenix, Arizona.
Entire Agreement
This Limited Warranty is understood to be the complete and exclusive agreement between GAME and the purchaser of the Product, superseding
all prior agreements, oral or written, and all other communications between such parties relating to the Product. No employee or representative of
GAME or any other party is authorized to make any warranty in addition to the limited warranty set forth above.
To obtain warranty service, please call, write, or email us directly at the address shown below.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT Return product to store
For technical assistance and missing parts, call Customer Service toll-free
1.888.339.2546
(press 135 at any time)
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST
Please visit our website, www.game-group.com, for potential updates to these instructions.
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13. Appenddix: Exploded parts Diagram
Key Part
Qty
Name
GAME Part #
For
Model #
1 Valve Handle
1 V1000
2 Valve Stem Pin
1 V1001
3 Valve Cover
1 V1002
4 Diverter Stem Spool
1 V1003
5 Diverter Stem Gasket
2 V1004
6 Diverter Stem Spring
1 V1005
7Diverter
1V1006
8 Diverter Gasket
1 V1007
9 Valve Cover Seal
1 V1008
10 Pressure Gauge
1 G5001
11 Tank Cover 1 T2001
12 Long INTEX Connector
1
I3001
13Flat Gasket for
INTEX Connector
2
I3002
14 Short INTEX Connector 1
I3003
151 1/4” O-ring for
long INTEX Connector
1
I3004
16 View Port Cover
2 T2002
17 Gasket for View Port Cover 2 T2003 18Seal Washer for
Valve Cover Stems
9 V1009
19 Valve Cover Screws
9 V1010
20 Tank Seal
1 T2005
21 Upper Distributor
1 T2006
22Lock Ring Pin
1 L4001 TANK COVER LOCK RING ASSEMBLY
23Left Side Lock Ring
1 L4002
TANK COVER LOCK RING ASSEMBLY
24Right Side Lock Ring
1 L4003
TANK COVER LOCK RING ASSEMBLY
25Lock Ring Bolt
1 L4004
TANK COVER LOCK RING ASSEMBLY
26Lock Ring Knob
1 L4005
TANK COVER LOCK RING ASSEMBLY
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Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Key Part
Qty
Name
GAME Part #
For
Model #
27 Tank Separator Plate
1
27 Tank Separator Plate
1
28 Tank Bottom Strainer
1
29 Filter Tank
1
29 Filter Tank
1
30 Drain Cap
1
31 Drain Cap Gasket
1
32 Filter Pump Hose
1
32 Filter Pump Hose
1
33 Hose Clamp
2
34Pump Bolt Wing Nut 2
PUMP MOUNTING HARDWARE
35Pump Bolt Flat Water 2
PUMP MOUNTING HARDWARE
36Pump Bolt Lock Washer 2
PUMP MOUNTING HARDWARE
37Pump Bolt 2
PUMP MOUNTING HARDWARE
38 Base Plate
1
39 Water Pump / Motor
1
39 Water Pump / Motor
1
40Transparent Hair & Lint
Strainer Cover
1
41 1¼” - 1½” Hose Connector 2
42 O-RING “A” - 2¼ “
1
43 O-RING “B” - 3”
1
44 O-Ring “C” -1½"
1
45 Strainer Collar
1
46 Strainer Basket
1
47 Pump Drain Valve
1
48 Drain Valve O-Ring
1
49 Stainless Steel Gasket
2
50 Spring Seat
1
T2007
T2008
T2009
T2010
T2011
T2012
T2013
P6001
P6002
P6003
P6004
4510
4511
Both
4510
4511
Both
Both
4510
4511
Both
Both
P6005
Both
P6006
Both
P6007
Both
B7001
P6010
P6011
Both
4510
4511
P6012
P6013
P6014
P6015
P6016
P6017
P6018
P6019
P6020
P6021
P6022
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
Both
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IMPORTANT
DO NOT Return product to store
For technical assistance and missing parts, call Customer Service toll-free
1.888.339.2546
(press 135 at any time)
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST
Please visit our website, www.game-group.com, for potential updates to these instructions.
Look for other GAME products at your favorite store
or visit our website, www.game-group.com
Great American Merchandise & Events™
16444 N. 91st Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-15670 U.S.A.
Intex® is a registered trademark of Intex Recreation Corp. The Intex® above ground pool shown
is merely to illustrate exemplary uses of GAME’s SolarPRO Pool Heater System.
GAME is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or otherwise associated with Intex Recreation Corp.
tel: 888.382.5988, 602.957.3825
fax: 602.957.7665
email: products@game-group.com
www.game-group.com
GAME warrants that the Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase.
© 2013 GAME™ All rights reserved. Information subject to change.
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