Frequently Asked Questions
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- Is the canister a skimmer?
The canister is not a skimmer. The canister is a debris containment system that
allows the system to work at maximum efficiency without starving the suction of
the pump. The canister installs in the suction line, and holds 400% more debris
than a standard pump basket.
- Why should I have the canister on my system?
The canister enhances the operation of the system keeping it at maximum
efficiency for much longer than a system without it. Consequently, you need to
empty the canister bag less frequently.
- Can I attach suction cleaners to the
The canister is very effective in enhancing the operation of suction cleaners.
The canister is located at a central position in the pool, and using the 2" side
outlet stubbed through the side of the pool. You must use a spring-loaded vac
plate over the hole through the pool wall.
- Can I vacuum into the canister?
Yes, see above. In addition, you may remove the clear lid and insert your vacuum
hose in the suction outlet in the bottom of the canister.
- Does my leaf canister need an O-ring to seal?
Paramount’s ADR canister has a patented water seal lid and does not normally
use an O-ring. The canister is plumbed with an equalizer line going into the
pool that allows the water to remain in the canister at the same level as the
pool. The water then seals the clear lid when the pump is on. This design allows
for easy removal of the lid, unlike other types of canisters that have O-ring
seals with threaded lids or clamps. In some cases a company may not have plumbed
in the equalizer line or a special application such as negative edge basins.
This may require an O-ring to obtain the proper seal of the lid. If this is the
case then part number 005-152-0120-00 is available.
- The lid on my canister keeps coming off and the pump looses prime.
What can I do?
First check to make sure you are locking the lid into place. The lid turns
clockwise and stops and to lock it in place you must push down on it and turn
once more clockwise to make it go into the locked position. If you have been
doing this and the lid still comes off then most likely some or all of the hold
down wedges on the side of the canister that lock the lid in place have come
off. We have made a change on the Paramount leaf canisters in this area and the
new part is called a canister ring stop. This is available to retro fit into
your older style canister Part number 005-670-6192-02.
- How do I winterize the system?
It is easy to winterize the system with parts that are available from Paramount.
See Winterization Instructions.