How to Winterize the Vac-Alert™ Safety Vacuum Release System

The Vac-Alert Model VA-2000S SVRS is designed for submerged suction applications (where circulating pump suction is beneath the level of the pool water surface). Here’s how to winterize the Vac-Alert Safety Vacuum Release System.

vac-alert1. Remove the Vac-Alert SVRS at the union on the bottom side. Take care not to misplace the O-ring that is on the underside of the unit.

2. Install a #8 standard rubber winter plug in the opening where the Vac-Alert SVRS was located.

3. Blow out the lines with air per normal procedure.

4. After the Vac-Alert SVRS is removed, drain any water remaining in the unit prior to storage. To drain the unit:

  • Remove the vent screen.
  • Depress the piston; once the piston is depressed, any residual water in the unit will drain out.
  • After draining, the piston should be reset and the vent screen re-installed prior to storage.

5. Store the Vac-Alert SVRS in the original box or in a way that is protected and ensures that the O-ring is not lost.

Note: The Vac-Alert Safety Vacuum Release System must be installed and tested prior to reopening the pool or spa.

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012 @ 12:38 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Equipment, Pool Safety.
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