I purchased a VSP from Inyo about 5 1/2 years ago. The model is Century ECM16SQU. Installed it myself. It works great but for the last year or so the housing has rusted. Not it is rusted thru and I assume I'll need to replace. Is this normal? If not what can cause this? I originally replaced my single speed pump with this unit and I used the same ground and wiring included the shielded cable.
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- Last Post 29 April 2022
Hi Thomas, the rusting of the motor can accelerate if it gets hit by rainwater from a roof overhang or if the finish on the motor gets hit by lawnmower debris. We have a protective pool motor cover for "regular" motors but nothing for the variable-speed motors. I recommend putting something over them to help protect the controls as well as the motor itself. Be sure to not block it too much, since it is fan-cooled. I got a cheap plastic tub from my local home center and cut it to help it fit over everything and maintain the airflow. It was cheap and works well!