Doughboy is a company that makes products related to all aspects of the pool industry. The Doughboy product line includes the pool itself, liners, filters, pumps, vacuums, ladders and skimmers. Doughboy pool pumps are available in programmable, non-programmable and timer models. A pool pump is part of your pool's filtration system and important for keeping the swimming water clean.
Start up the filtering system according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Prime your pump if it is new and you are not using a Doughboy pool filter. Loosen the pump strainer pot cover and let all the air escape. Tighten the lid when you notice water flowing between the lid and the strainer pot body. Do not overtighten the lid.
Lift the timer cover at the back of the pump to access the timer, if your pump is equipped with one.
Turn the dial to the number that represents the amount of time you want the pump to run each day. Choose 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours.
Begin the pump cycle by plugging in the pump. It will run for the amount of time you selected and then shut off. It will start again each day at the same time and run for the number of hours you chose.
Select the "Cont" or "Off" settings if you want to run the pump in manual mode. Use the "Cont" setting for jobs like vacuuming and extended filtering. The "Off" setting resets your time and cycle that you selected.
Move the timer knob to a different hour selection to set a new time for the pump to run. Unplugging the pump is not necessary.
Unplug the pump, wait 30 seconds and then plug it back in -- or turn it to the "Off" setting and choose a new time if you want to change the time of day the pump starts.