New Pool Pump or Motor

  • Last Post 17 April 2019
Javaninger posted this 17 April 2019

I have a Pump Motor that has bad bearings and is probably not worth my time to break the motor open any further than I already have. Everything is rusted and corroded. Looking for advice on if I should buy a new Motor and keep the pump, or a new pump/motor set up. Here is my current set up:

·       28,000 Salt Water Pool with Gas Heater

·       Current Pump: HAYWARD SP3010X152AZ

·       Current Motor: Emerson R63CXDRE-239 1.5HP Dual Speed 230V 56J Motor

·       Current Filter: STA-RITE System 3, S8M150 450 SQFT Filter

·       One Skimmer and one drain feeding a single 1.5” PVC to the pump.

·       One 1.5” PVC Return Line feeding two return jets

Any suggestions of the best set up would be appreciated. If I do go with Energy Start Pump, I will get $350 rebate, so that may make it worth while to do a complete new kit.

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Daddyoh1 posted this 17 April 2019

I would stay with a two speed motor. But if the pump/motor setup is a variable speed then that is also a good way to go. With variable pump there is no HP designation only rpm.

InyoRob posted this 17 April 2019

If you want to keep the current pump and replace the motor, we'd recommend the ECM16CU variable speed motor. We recommend replacing the seals when you replace the motor. The seal kit for the Hayward Super II Pump is part number GOKIT2.

If you're looking to take advantage of the Energy Star rebate, we'd recommend the Hayward Tri-Star model SP3202VSP.