Auto Owner`s Manual
APC3000
AUTOMATIC POOL COVER PUMP
OPERATIONS MANUAL
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1
Performance
MODEL
HP
APC3000
1/3
GPH of Water @ Total Feet Of Lift
0 ft.
5 ft.
10 ft.
15 ft.
20 ft.
1800
1560
1320
960
240
Max. Lift
21 ft.
Safety Information
DANGER: Do not pump flammable or xeplosive liquids such as
oil,
gasoline
,
kerosene
,
ethanol,
etc
. Do not use in the
presence of flammable or xeplosive av pors. Using this pump with or
near flammable liquids can cause an xeplosion or
fire
,
er sulting in property
damage
,
serious personal
injur
y,
and/or death.
DANGER:
pump before ser
ALWA
vicing.
WRNING: Wear safety goggles at all times when working with
A
pumps.
WRNING: This unit is designed only for use on 115 volts (single
A
phase), 60 Hz, and is equipped with an approved 3-conductor
cord and 3-prong grounded plug. Do not remove the ground pin
under any circumstances. The 3-prong plug must be directly
inserted into a properly installed and grounded 3-prong,
grounding-type receptacle. Do not use this pump with a 2-prong
wall outlet. Replace the 2-prong outlet with a properly grounded
3-prong receptacle (a GFCI outlet) installed in accordance with
the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances. All
wiring should be performed by a qualified electrician.
YS disconnect the power to the
DANGER: Do not touch the motor housing during operation. The
motor is designed to operate at high temperatures. Do not
disassemble the motor housing.
DANGER: Do not handle the pump or pump motor with wet
hands or when standing on a wet or damp
surface
,
or in awter before
disconnect the power.
WRNING: Release all pressure and drain all w
A
ater from the system
before ser
vicing any component.
WARNING: Protect the electrical cord from sharp objects,
hot surfaces, oil, and chemicals. Avoid kinking the cord. Do not
use damaged or worn cords.
WRNING: Secure the discharge line before starting the pump.
A
unsecured discharge line will whip,
possibly
causing personal injur
y,
and/or
property damage
.
WARNING: Failure to comply with the instruction and
designed operation of this unit may void the warranty.
ATTEMPTING TO USE ADAMAGED PUMP can result in property
damage, serious personal injury, and/or death.
An
WRNING: Extension cords may not deliver sufficient voltage to
A
the pump motor. Extension cords present a life threatening safety
hazard if the insulation becomes damaged or the connection
ends fall into w
ater.
The use of an extension cord to power
this pump is not per
mitted.
WRNING: Ensure that the electrical circuit to the pump is
A
protected by a 10 Amp fuse or circuit breaker.
.
CAUTION: Do not lift the pump by the power cord.
2
Safety Information (continued)
CAUTION: Know the pump and its applications, limitations,
and potential hazards.
IMPORTANT: Ensure the electrical power source is
adequate for the requirements of the pump.
CAUTION: Secure the pump to a solid base. This will aid in
keeping the pump in a vertical orientation. This is critical in
keeping the pump operating at maximum efficiency. It will
also help prevent the pump from clogging resulting in
premature failure.
IMPORTANT: Before using the pump, check the hose for
holes or excess wear, which could cause leaks, and ensure
the hose is not kinked or making sharp angles. A straight
hose allows the pump to move the greatest amount of water
quickly, and also check that all hose connections are tight to
minimize leaks.
CAUTION: Periodically inspect the pump and system
components to ensure the pump suction screen is free of
mud, sand, and debris. Disconnect the pump from the power
supply before inspecting.
IMPORTANT: This pump is made of high-strength,
corrosion-resistant materials. It will provide trouble-free
service for a long time when properly installed, maintained,
and used. However, inadequate electrical power to the pump,
dirt, or debris may cause the pump to fail. Please carefully
read the manual and follow the instructions regarding
common pump problems and remedies.
..
CAUTION: Follow all local electrical and safety codes, along
with the National Electrical Code (NEC). In addition, all
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
guidelines must be followed.
IMPORTANT: This pump is fully automatic in operation. If
IMPORTANT: The motor of this pump has a thermal
protector that will trip if the motor becomes too hot. The
protector will reset itself once the motor cools down and an
acceptable temperature has been reached. The pump may
start unexpectedly if it is plugged in.
the water level is over 2 in., the water detector senses water.
Then the control system built in the pump automatically starts
the pump and the pump continues to run until water is
pumped down to 3/8 in. deep, and then it stops. If the water
level is not over 2 in., the pump will not start.
3
Pre-Installation
APPLICATION
!
This automatic submersible utility pump is designed for water removal applications. Pump water only with this pump. It can
automatically drain or remove water from the following: swimming pool covers, sinks, window wells, boats, low spot in yards, or other
flooded areas.
!
This pump has not been tested or approved for use in salt-water marine areas. This pump is not designed to function as a permanently
installed sump pump. It is also not engineered to be run continuously as a “fountain” or “waterfall” pump.
!
Do not use where water recirculates.
Features:
!
Operating water depth: minimum 2 in.
TOOLS REQUIRED
Flathead
Screwdriver
Safety
Goggles
Phillips
Screwdriver
MATERIALS REQUIRED (NOT INCLUDED)
NOTE: The hose and hose kit are not shown to scale.
Garden Hose
Sump Pump Discharge Hose kit
4
Wrench
Pre-Installation (continued)
PACKAGE CONTENTS
NOTE: The adaptor is not shown to scale.
Part
Description
A
Pump
B
3/4 in. garden hose adaptor
SPECIFICATIONS
Power supply
115V, 60 HZ., 10 Amp Circuit
Liquid Temp. Range
35°F to 77°F (1°-25°C)
Discharge
1 in. Male NPT or 3/4 in. garden hose thread
5
Installation
CAUTION: Always use the handle to lift the pump. Never use the power cord to lift the pump. To avoid skin burns, unplug
the pump and allow time for it to cool after periods of extended use.
1
Connecting a 3/4 in. garden hose
connection
2 Connecting a 1-1/4 in. hose kit
WARNING: Secure the discharge hose before plugging in
the pump. An unsecured discharge hose may “whip”
possibly causing personal injury, and/or property damage.
NOTE: Be sure the 3/4 in. garden hose thread connector
has a rubber gasket to minimize water leaks.
NOTE: The larger the inside diameter and the shorter the
length of hose, the less pressure that is lost (or the larger the
flow rate).
!
!
If you would prefer to use a 1-1/4 in. hose kit (not included) in
order to pump water away more quickly.
Securely attach the hose kit (not included) to the adaptor (B).
Attach a garden hose with a 3/4 in. garden hose thread (not
included) to the adaptor (B).
Operation
NOTE: Make certain you unwind the garden hose completely. Kinks in the hose will restrict the pump, preventing it from priming, which is
the first step to pumping water. This pump has water detector sensors. As long as the water level is over 2 in., the pump will automatically
start operating.
Place the pump on the pool cover or any place that you would like to remove water. And plug the pump power plug into a 115 volt GFCI
power outlet.
NOTE: The pump will not start working unless water level is
over 2 in.
WARNING: Do not handle pump or pump motor with wet
hands or when standing on wet or damp surface, or in water.
NOTE: Place upright on a solid base.
WARNING: Do not let plug fall in water and do not stand in
water while the pump is plugged in.
6
Airlock
This pump is a centrifugal utility pump, designed to efficiently remove water. However, it cannot move air. If air is trapped inside the pump
(a condition called “airlock”), the pump cannot pump water out even though the pump is completely submerged. This pump has an airlock
hole. Air flows out through the anti-airlock hole, eliminating the airlock so that the pump can operate properly. If debris blocks the
anti-airlock hole, unplug the pump, reinstall the pump, and restart the pump.
If the pump is suddenly dropped into water, it might take a couple minutes to squeeze air out through the anti-airlock hole.
Alternately, drain the water out of the garden hose, keep the end of the hose out of the water, and plug in the power cord, restarting the
pump.
Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Always use the handle to lift the pump. Never use the power cord to lift the pump. To avoid skin burns, unplug
the pump and allow time for it to cool after periods of extended use.
Do
!
Do Not
When the power is disconnected, inspect the pump inlets and
remove all debris, then plug the pump back into the
grounded (GFCI) outlet.
TO CLEAN THE WATER SENSOR HOUSING
NOTE: Unplug the power cord.
Simple clean the pump
1
Put the pump upside down and flush the bottom of
the filter base with clean water.
7
!
Disassemble the motor housing. This motor has NO
repairable internal parts, and disassembly may cause
leakage or dangerous electrical wiring issues.
!
Lift up the pump by the power cord.
Care and Cleaning (continued)
Deep clean the water sensors and impeller
1
3
2
Pull the snap fittings on the pump housing and
remove the pump filter base.
Clean the debris and contamination around the
sensor probes.
TO CLEAN THE PUMP CLOGGED WITH DEBRIS:
8
Pull the cap up along the pump housing
!
!
Remove the screws (4) and take out the volute (3) from the pump
and clean the debris on the impeller (1).
Reassemble the volute (3), water sensor housing and sensor
protection cap (6), pump base (5).
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
The pump does not start.
1. The fuse is blown.
2. The breaker is tripped.
3. The plug is disconnected.
4. The plug is corroded.
5. The motor failed.
6. The water level is too low.
7. Ice or blockage has locked the impeller.
1. Replace the fuse.
2. Reset the breaker.
3. Secure the plug.
4. Clean the plug prongs.
5. Replace the pump.
6. Allow the water level to rise to 2 in. or
more.
7. Remove the blockage.
1. The screen is blocked.
2. The hose is kinked, bent sharply. or coiled.
3. There is airlock.
4. The hose length is too long.
5. The impeller is loose on the shaft.
6. The impeller is broken.
7. The probe sensors are contaminated.
1. Clean the screen.
2. Straighten the hose.
3. Clean the anti-air lock hole.
4. Use a shorter hose.
5. Reassemble the impeller.
6. Replace the impeller.
7. Clean the probes.
The pump is unable to pump out water.
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Warranty
Limited Warranty
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, AquaPro will repair or replace, at its option, for the original owner any parts of its filters
(“Product”) which are found upon examination to be defective in materials or workmanship. This Limited Warranty covers parts only
for a period of two (2) years.
Please call 1-877-278-2797 for instructions. Be prepared to provide a receipt, the model number and serial number when
exercising this limited warranty.
Purchaser must pay all transportation charges on Products or parts submitted for repair or replacement.
All non-warranty service charges are the responsibility of the original owner. Failure to pay for non-warranty service charges will void
this Limited Warranty.
This Limited Warranty does not cover Products that have been damaged as a result of accident, freezing, abuse, misuse,
neglect, improper installation, improper maintenance or failure to operate in accordance with written instructions. All
maintenance and service must be performed by service agents approved. Any unauthorized alteration or repairs will void this Limited
Warranty.
THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
AND ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXPENSES WHATSOEVER IS EXCLUDED.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the exclusions or limitations of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations might not apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.
In no event, whether as a result of breach of contract warranty, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall its suppliers
be liable for any special, consequential, incidental or penal damages including, but not limited to loss of profit or revenues,
loss of use of the products or any associated equipment, damage to associated equipment, cost of capital, cost of substitute products,
facilities, services or replacement power, downtime costs, or claims of buyer’s customers for such damages.
This Limited Warranty does not include freight charges for equipment or component parts, to and from the factory, services such as
maintenance or inspection, repair or damage due to negligence such as freezing conditions, incorrect installation, nor acts of God. The
liability shall not exceed the repair or replacement of defective parts under this Limited Warranty. This Limited Warranty also does not
include unnecessary service calls due to erroneous operational reports, external valve positions, or electrical service. If a non-warranty
service call is made, and the homeowner is unwilling to pay for the service call, this Limited Warranty will be voided. This Limited
Warranty is voided if the product is repaired or altered by any persons or agencies other than those authorized. This Limited warranty
applies only within the continental USA.
You MUST retain your purchase receipt along with this form. In the event you need to exercise a warranty claim, you MUST present a
copy of the purchase receipt at the time of service. Please call 1-877-278-2797 for service or return authorization and instructions.
DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM. Use this form only to maintain your records.
MODEL NO. ______________ SERIAL NO. _______________ INSTALLATION DATE __________________________
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