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Old 09-03-2017, 03:52 AM
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Damn, the pool pump died yesterday. Heard the timer cut in, then bz-z-z-z but no turn. At 12 years old I guess it's time. $$$ out the window. There's no choice but to replace 'cause the boss swims every day.
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If it's in the sun running, and humming now, it's an overheat shut off. Cover it, cool it down, let it sit, and if this is the first time it should re-set and run. Get a cover for it on Amazon
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I bought a new one last year, then filled in pool this year.
Can make you a good deal
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Easy enough to replace yourself. Price them online. Nothing to it
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You didn't say what brand but they pretty much all come apart so you can leave the plumbing and take the motor/impeller assembly off.
Then you can haul it to the pool store for a rebuild. They usually throw a new motor at it, new seals and maybe an impeller. Take it home and put it back together.

If the motor is seized up it is probably $10 worth of bearings but most pool guys won't fool with them. A motor shop will. If you have a bearing puller you can do it yourself.
You may need some heat to get the long screws out if it is rusted up. That is why pool store won't bother.
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I put a new pump/motor in earlier this year. 1hp, was an identical replacement for what I had so minimal effort to replace. $360 delivered. Took less than 30 min to swap it out. Poolsupplysuperstore or poolsunlimited or some place like that on line.
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All of the above is good advice. If it's truly "pooched" and depending on the size of your pool, have a look at the variable speed pumps, they are more money, but will save you a pile of money the the power company.
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I had a pool pump rebuilt recently. I believe that I got it fixed for less than 500 dollars, which I didn't think was too bad. (He tried to help me with a leak also for my 500 dollars.) The pool repairman came out and did all the work on it without my having to lift a finger.
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Mine is a single speed, 1 1/2 HP Pentair. Not going with variable speed - just more to go wrong and almost double the cost. Going back with Jacuzzi brand.
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All you need to change out your own pump is a strap wrench (like you use with oil changes). I think my
1 1/2HP pump (with housing) was about $150 on-line. Two years later, still running perfectly.
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Originally Posted by CMS_Sprint View Post
All of the above is good advice. If it's truly "pooched" and depending on the size of your pool, have a look at the variable speed pumps, they are more money, but will save you a pile of money the the power company.
I replaced my 1hp pump with another single speed. It's on a timer and runs half the time. It does cost $$ to run.

Would a variable speed pump save money over a single speed pump on a timer running essentially half the time?

Pool is 20 x 40 concrete in ground, 4 to 8 feet deep. (25,000gal?)

Variable speed pumps run $700 or $800 I think. vs. $350 for the single speed.

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