Winterization season is right around the corner. Make sure you are armed with the information you need to be successful.
Correctly winterizing your pump is essential – if a step is missed, your pump can sustain damage due to freezing, costing you valuable time and money. Whether this is your first time winterizing a pump, or your fifth, these three easy steps will help walk you through the winterization process.
Tip #1 - Blow Out the System
When blowing out your irrigation system with pressurized air, use a narrow 9/16" box wrench to prevent the shaft from spinning. When the impeller spins too fast, the motor governor can be damaged.
Tip #2 - Drain the Water
Drain your pump completely of water (this is very important). If feasible, disconnect water sources and discharge piping. It’s also a good idea to remove any intake lines and filters that are positioned in the water.
Tip #3 - Prevent Damage
Once the water is drained completely, close the drain valves and fill the pump case with Munro Freeze Defeat pump winterization fluid. Munro Freeze Defeat prevents damage due to freezing, helps protect pumps from corrosion, promotes longevity and keeps the impeller free for spring start-up. Learn more at www.munropump.com/freezedefeat.
If you have questions about the pump winterization process, or need troubleshooting assistance, call the experts at the Ewing Pump Hotline: 1-844-PUMP-PRO