Convertible Jet Pump Question - I'm lost

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by mrjaybov, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. mrjaybov

    mrjaybov New Member

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    I have a Wayne CWS 50 Convertible Jet Pump with the nozzel to pump water less then 25 feet. I want to use the pump to drain the water from my swimming pool. What I did was put 1 inch coupling to a brass fitting that would allow me to connect a garden hose to the pump for intake and put a hose bib at the output to shoot the water onto my yard.

    Everything is tight. To test, I hooked up a short (3ft) garden hose to the pump and stuck it in a five gallon bucket full of water. It did absolutely nothing. Is the pump shot or will this set up never work....

    Thank You.
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    You still have to prime the pump. And a garden hose for a suction is too small and will colapse from the suction.
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