After receiving your order, you would naturally like to install the pump as soon as possible.  We will gladly assist you to make installing your pump as simple as possible. These are the steps required to make the first time startup of your pump as easy as possible.

All our promo packages include a roll of PTFE tape. The PTFE tape ensures an airtight screw connection becomes possible. Naturally, if you prefer working with hemp / Loctite, you are entirely free to do so.

Please note: This post may include steps that are not applicable to your situation. These steps are designated as 'optional' and only apply if the corresponding item is included in your order.

Preparing the suction diameter

Installing a self-priming pump starts with the suction side. This is located on the side of the water pump. Through this connection, the pump sucks up water from the source. Always keep in mind that water pumps only function properly when they are in contact with water alone. Dirt and air affect the performance of the pump.

Step 1: Connecting the pre-filter (optional)

The pre-filter (the filter with blue cap) provides protection against dirt. It provides additional filtering before the water enters the pump. If you ordered a pre-filter, a 'double nipple (brass)' is included by default. This part is delivered separately from the filter. (Please note: If you ordered a DAB booster pump, you will also receive a pipe nipple.)

Take the double nipple (the pipe nipple in case of the DAB Aquajet) and make sure you apply sufficient PTFE tape to bothscrew connections.

·         Now screw the nipple onto the suction diameter of the pump

·         Then screw the pre-filter on the other side of the nipple

Step 2: Filling and coupling the suction hose

The suction hoses in our range are all fitted with a foot valve. The foot valve serves as a check valve and ensures that the water in the hose cannot return back to the source. Before you attach the suction hose, please complete the following steps:

  • ·         Apply PTFE tape to the screw connection of the suction hose.

    ·         Fill the suction hose with water (the water remains in the hose thanks to the foot valve at the bottom of the suction hose)

    ·         Attach the suction hose to the pre-filter (if you don't have a pre-filter, connect the suction hose to the water pump)

    ·         Hang the end of the suction hose (the suction basket) in the source, preferably at least 20 cm above the water bottom

Step 3: Filling the pump housing

The manual of your water pump describes to fill the pump housing with water. This should be done to ensure there is as little air as possible in the circuit. A water pump has difficulty pumping air. There's a reason why it's called a water pump.

·         Remove the filler screw from the pump (top pump housing)

·         Fill the pump housing using a watering can until the housing overflows

·         Return the filler screw

Preparing the delivery diameter

The top of the water pump includes a delivery diameter. The delivery diameter ensures the sucked up water is drained under high pressure. Our packages do not included hoses and/or accessories for this connection. You can always order these parts from our webshop. Please refer to our accessories category. Naturally, any additional accessories (such as dry-running protection or a control system) can also be connected at this stage.

We advise using hoses/pipes that have a minimum inner diameter of 19 mm (3/4"), preferably 25 mm (1") / 32 mm (1.25"). This is recommended to keep the pipe resistance as low as possible. This allows the pump to release water and pressure most efficiently and maintains a greater water yield/pressure at the end of the hose/pipe.

As before, we recommend applying PTFE tape to the delivery diameter as well, in order to ensure the greatest possible air tightness.

Connecting the connection cable with plug (optional)

Our DAB Jet / JetInox / EuroInox packages include a separate connection cable with plug. We have made a short, step-by-step video explaining how to connect this cable. Please refer to our blog post "How do I attach a power cord to a water pump?".

First time startup of water pump

You are now ready to turn the water pump on for the first time. Please take the following steps:

·         Make sure the press hose / garden hose / drain hose / pipe is closed and situated several metres away from the pump. This can be done using a ball / slide valve, or by tightly pressing the hose so that it is closed off.

·         Turn on the pump by plugging the plug in the socket.

·         The pump will now start sucking water from the source. Because you have closed the hose/pipe on the press side, the water pump can fully focus on suction. As a result, air that is present is removed as much as possible.

·         After about 30 seconds, you are free to open the press hose / garden hose / drain hose / pipe.

What to do after first startup?

The first startup of the water pump is crucial in removing all air from the system. Once you have successfully started the pump for the first time and all couplings are air tight, the above steps should be completed successfully. The water pump is now ready for use!

What to do in case of problems?

Have you completed all steps but the pump still fails to function properly? Please take a look at our next blog posts to solve any potential issues.

·         Suction problems with irrigation or booster pumps

·         My booster pump does not turn off or stays pulsing (on/off, on/off)

Should you still have trouble after reading these posts, feel free to contact us. Our help desk is already ready to assist you.

After receiving your order, you would naturally like to install the pump as soon as possible.  We will gladly assist you to make installing your pump as simple as possible. These are the steps required to make the first time startup of your pump as easy as possible.

https://www.waterpompshop.nl/media/wysiwyg/b_teflon.jpgAll our promo packages include a roll of PTFE tape. The PTFE tape ensures an airtight screw connection becomes possible. Naturally, if you prefer working with hemp / Loctite, you are entirely free to do so.

Please note: This post may include steps that are not applicable to your situation. These steps are designated as 'optional' and only apply if the corresponding item is included in your order.

Preparing the suction diameter

Installing a self-priming pump starts with the suction side. This is located on the side of the water pump. Through this connection, the pump sucks up water from the source. Always keep in mind that water pumps only function properly when they are in contact with water alone. Dirt and air affect the performance of the pump.

Step 1: Connecting the pre-filter (optional)

https://www.waterpompshop.nl/media/wysiwyg/b_voorfilter.jpgThe pre-filter (the filter with blue cap) provides protection against dirt. It provides additional filtering before the water enters the pump. If you ordered a pre-filter, a 'double nipple (brass)' is included by default. This part is delivered separately from the filter. (Please note: If you ordered a DAB booster pump, you will also receive a pipe nipple.)

Take the double nipple (the pipe nipple in case of the DAB Aquajet) and make sure you apply sufficient PTFE tape to bothscrew connections.

·         Now screw the nipple onto the suction diameter of the pump

·         Then screw the pre-filter on the other side of the nipple

Step 2: Filling and coupling the suction hose

https://www.waterpompshop.nl/media/wysiwyg/b_aanzuigslang.jpgThe suction hoses in our range are all fitted with a foot valve. The foot valve serves as a check valve and ensures that the water in the hose cannot return back to the source. Before you attach the suction hose, please complete the following steps:

·         Apply PTFE tape to the screw connection of the suction hose.

·         Fill the suction hose with water (the water remains in the hose thanks to the foot valve at the bottom of the suction hose)

·         Attach the suction hose to the pre-filter (if you don't have a pre-filter, connect the suction hose to the water pump)

·         Hang the end of the suction hose (the suction basket) in the source, preferably at least 20 cm above the water bottom

Step 3: Filling the pump housing

The manual of your water pump describes to fill the pump housing with water. This should be done to ensure there is as little air as possible in the circuit. A water pump has difficulty pumping air. There's a reason why it's called a water pump.

·         Remove the filler screw from the pump (top pump housing)

·         Fill the pump housing using a watering can until the housing overflows

·         Return the filler screw

Preparing the delivery diameter

The top of the water pump includes a delivery diameter. The delivery diameter ensures the sucked up water is drained under high pressure. Our packages do not included hoses and/or accessories for this connection. You can always order these parts from our webshop. Please refer to our accessories category. Naturally, any additional accessories (such as dry-running protection or a control system) can also be connected at this stage.

We advise using hoses/pipes that have a minimum inner diameter of 19 mm (3/4"), preferably 25 mm (1") / 32 mm (1.25"). This is recommended to keep the pipe resistance as low as possible. This allows the pump to release water and pressure most efficiently and maintains a greater water yield/pressure at the end of the hose/pipe.

As before, we recommend applying PTFE tape to the delivery diameter as well, in order to ensure the greatest possible air tightness.

Connecting the connection cable with plug (optional)

https://www.waterpompshop.nl/media/wysiwyg/b_aansluitkabel.jpgOur DAB Jet / JetInox / EuroInox packages include a separate connection cable with plug. We have made a short, step-by-step video explaining how to connect this cable. Please refer to our blog post "How do I attach a power cord to a water pump?".

First time startup of water pump

You are now ready to turn the water pump on for the first time. Please take the following steps:

·         Make sure the press hose / garden hose / drain hose / pipe is closed and situated several metres away from the pump. This can be done using a ball / slide valve, or by tightly pressing the hose so that it is closed off.

·         Turn on the pump by plugging the plug in the socket.

·         The pump will now start sucking water from the source. Because you have closed the hose/pipe on the press side, the water pump can fully focus on suction. As a result, air that is present is removed as much as possible.

·         After about 30 seconds, you are free to open the press hose / garden hose / drain hose / pipe.

What to do after first startup?

The first startup of the water pump is crucial in removing all air from the system. Once you have successfully started the pump for the first time and all couplings are air tight, the above steps should be completed successfully. The water pump is now ready for use!

What to do in case of problems?

Have you completed all steps but the pump still fails to function properly? Please take a look at our next blog posts to solve any potential issues.

·         Suction problems with irrigation or booster pumps

·         My booster pump does not turn off or stays pulsing (on/off, on/off)

Should you still have trouble after reading these posts, feel free to contact us. Our help desk is already ready to assist you.