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Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:07 pm

The pool is 5 years old and uses 2 pump-motors..One motor just went out and needs to be replaced..
The pool company says the motor is outdated and both the pump+motor need to be updated $1400.00 X 2 = $2800 if both motors go out..

Pool company says its a state law to put in a power saving motor..

Im thinking of checking out if there are electric motor rebuilders somewhere in the city or would this be breaking the law ?

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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:10 am

Refer to this thread:
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You don't say where you are. In Florida near as I can tell the rule only applies to 1hp and above. I've got a 3/4hp pump that still seems to move quite a bit of water.

The energy efficient pumps look like they do pay back, but on a 3/4hp it will take a long time. I'm hoping the price comes down by the time I need to replace. There was a place selling the Pentair for $895, let's hope the trend continues.
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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:51 am

most pool pumps can be rebuilt for under 100.00 as long as the windings are not gone.stuck start switch or start capicitor 95% of time. each less than 5.00 ps most energy eff laws apply to new buildings not replacement.ps.have been in the motor rebuilding biz for 40 years.you are being taking for a ride.I can get a 25 hp pump and motor for that, you know sewer plant type of pumps!!!

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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:51 am

Keep the pool full enough to NOT suck air through the motor.
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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:49 am

As I said in the other thread, you can buy a complete replacement motor on the internet for ~$300. Just get the AO Smith numbers off the existing motor, if that is what it is using. Using the AO Smith part number, these websites will guide you to which motors you can swap to, including lower HP or dual-speed motors, like I chose.
If the pump section itself is bad, that's a completely different story. :( But, $1400 is a bit ridiculous, there are many other choices cheaper than that to meet your state requirements.
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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:08 am

my in-laws neighbors have a pool that has been DOA for 2-3 years now. its a very large above ground pool (has its own pump house) and the pumps went out on it. details are pretty sketchy but the sticking point is the apparently large repair bill to fix the pumps/filter system.

now i am in WA state and pools are not the norm here. few people have them but its not like 80% of backyards like in some places i have lived so guessing pool maintenance is probably a bit higher here as there probably aint much competition here
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Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:11 am

I would install my own. To save energy I would go smaller.
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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:08 pm

no NO have your old pump repaired. you can repair your pump you don't need to replace it. I repair most motors for $75.00 that includes a free shaft seal. repairing pumps is the green thing to do ! you should see all of these new variable speed motors that are stacking up in the return pile at one of my suppliers.. what a joke. the KEY is to have the right size pump for your pool and to know that it is working efficiently.
That's were I come into play. so if you need help with your pump and your local Orlando I can help you get back up and running try searching yahoo for your local pool pump motor repair guy look for the pictures on how to ID and remove your pump to bring it in for service
Or search your area for your local pool pump repair shop OR electric motor repair. these are the guys that know whats going on with pumps !!!
REMEMBER a clean pool is a safer pool .. and look for the pool pump repair puppy he's the sign of a bark'n good deal,
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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:15 pm

motorwiz wrote:no NO have your old pump repaired. you can repair your pump you don't need to replace it. I repair most motors for $75.00 that includes a free shaft seal. repairing pumps is the green thing to do ! you should see all of these new variable speed motors that are stacking up in the return pile at one of my suppliers.. what a joke. the KEY is to have the right size pump for your pool and to know that it is working efficiently.
That's were I come into play. so if you need help with your pump and your local Orlando I can help you get back up and running try searching yahoo for your local pool pump motor repair guy look for the pictures on how to ID and remove your pump to bring it in for service
Or search your area for your local pool pump repair shop OR electric motor repair. these are the guys that know whats going on with pumps !!!
REMEMBER a clean pool is a safer pool .. and look for the pool pump repair puppy he's the sign of a bark'n good deal,
Jay


+1

I've had motors redone by folks like this several times and it's worked out well. No reason to junk the whole thing when all you need is bearings and a seal.
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Re: Shocked at pool pump motor replacemnet

Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:19 am

motorwiz wrote:no NO have your old pump repaired. you can repair your pump you don't need to replace it. I repair most motors for $75.00 that includes a free shaft seal. repairing pumps is the green thing to do ! you should see all of these new variable speed motors that are stacking up in the return pile at one of my suppliers.. what a joke. the KEY is to have the right size pump for your pool and to know that it is working efficiently.
That's were I come into play. so if you need help with your pump and your local Orlando I can help you get back up and running try searching yahoo for your local pool pump motor repair guy look for the pictures on how to ID and remove your pump to bring it in for service
Or search your area for your local pool pump repair shop OR electric motor repair. these are the guys that know whats going on with pumps !!!
REMEMBER a clean pool is a safer pool .. and look for the pool pump repair puppy he's the sign of a bark'n good deal,
Jay

Oh and my car RED 1995 convertible corvette 17 in town and 25-26 hwy made in the good old USA and blast to drive on the beach.
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