Thomas Benedetto

  • Last Post 29 April 2022
455pool posted this 25 April 2022

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.

InyoRich posted this 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!