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Old 05-29-2018, 06:48 AM
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My 2 1/2 hp pool pump is making a lot of noise I think it's about to crap out, it's lasted ten years

any recommendations on what brand to buy? I just need a single speed pump, Pentair was the old brand
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:49 AM
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Sorry, but you really should go with variable speed. Any of the big brands are fine.
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I have a Pentair as well and it's the first pool pump I've been happy with.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:51 AM
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Don't know if you want to go through the effort or not, but my pump was squealing after getting submerged during a storm a couple of years ago. Replaced the bearings, and it's been fine ever since.
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Is it for a water feature or spa or is there some other reason you wouldn't want a VS, or at least a 2-speed?

Single-speed pool pumps are a serious waste of energy.

FWIW, I've been very happy with my Pentair VS.
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Another pentair vote
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:42 AM
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I always had a Hayward but have heard good things about the Pentair as well. I would consider a VS versus single speed.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:44 AM
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I installed an Ecopump about 3 years ago. It's a two speed pump. Controls are simple, as it has two Intermatic timers - no electronics.
its close to paying for itself, saving me ~$20/month.
A 2.5 hp pump is a pretty large motor and a good target for saving on the electric bill.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:30 AM
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I was wrong it's a 2 hp motor , model 340040

Im open to variable speed my pool guys said wasn't worth it for my set up have no idea why

the pump runs the hot tub and also spill over

its 25,000 gallons I think

the Polaris runs on a separate pump as does another water feature
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I have a Pentair VS, and can tell you the extra upfront cost will be paid back with a lower utility bill.
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
I have a Pentair VS, and can tell you the extra upfront cost will be paid back with a lower utility bill.
did you install yourself or have someon install for you? I hear you lose warranty if do it yourself, drops to 90 days
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Originally Posted by CLM65 View Post
Don't know if you want to go through the effort or not, but my pump was squealing after getting submerged during a storm a couple of years ago. Replaced the bearings, and it's been fine ever since.
ok I'll google that thx
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I hired a plumber to install mine.

What I didn't realize, and I bet your pool guy doesn't either is how non-linear the energy consumption of a pool pump is: half speed consumes more like 1/4 the power.

Go lower and it gets even better. Not to mention nearly silent operation, less likely to shove debris through your filter and longer motor life...

Arizona doesn't even allow single-speed pumps to be installed anymore!
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No reason not go go variable.

Pentair and Hayward are now one company.

I have the Hayward Eco and it's great....also first and only pump thus far.

Whatever pump, research its optimal RPM. That will help in your energy savings.
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post


did you install yourself or have someon install for you? I hear you lose warranty if do it yourself, drops to 90 days
No, my pool guy installed it when we had our pool remodeled.
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I like my Hayward 2 HP single speed. I run it 6 hours a day and don't feel that the electric bill is out of hand.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
I like my Hayward 2 HP single speed. I run it 6 hours a day and don't feel that the electric bill is out of hand.
A VS pump could run silently for 22 hours a day and just fast enough skim properly for another 2, 1-hour cycles. This would use 1/4 of the power and filter/skim better.

There's nothing to like about single-speed pump other than it's purchase price. Cost of ownership is a whole other discussion!
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My 2 1/2 hp pool pump is making a lot of noise I think it's about to crap out, it's lasted ten years

If you got 10 years out of a pool pump, I would buy the same one.
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The newer variable speed pumps are almost twice as efficient. The best choice is to replace the entire unit rather than bother to take it apart and just replace the motor.
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