Considering this, when should I replace my pool pump motor?
On average, pool pumps last eight to 12 years before needing replacement.
Keeping this in view, how do I identify my Hayward pool pump?
Beginning with ‘SP’ followed by four numbers, sometimes ending with a suffix of numbers and letters, is how Hayward identifies most of their products. After you’ve found and copied down this number enter it into Inyo’s “Keyword or Part #” search, the result will be the direct replacement for your pump motor.
Do you run pool pump while raining?
We recommend that our customers run their pumps rain or shine UNLESS we have an electrical storm. In that case, lightning could strike an outside circuit, which could damage your pump and other equipment. If you’re worried about lightening, turn the pump off or shut off the breaker.
A 15,000-gallon pool needs about 20 GPM output if we want to run it 24 hours per day. Most people run their pool on an 8-hour on/16-hour off (stagnant) cycle.
A professional electrician will be needed to disconnect the wiring before a pump can be removed. Once a new pump is installed, an electrician will again be necessary to reconnect the wires to the new pump. A do-it-yourself homeowner with basic mechanical aptitude can replace the pool pump in a relatively short time.
Generally speaking, a pressure reading between 10 – 25 psi can be considered normal. Once you have installed a new filter, turn everything on and take a baseline reading. Each time that you change your pool filter take a new baseline reading.
A good guideline is 8-10 hours a day. On the cooler days and early and late season, you can cut the run time down to 4-6 hours because there is usually less swimmers and cooler water requires less chemicals.
Don’t Wait to Call for Swimming Pool Pump Replacement
- Age. Yes, the age of your pump is an early trouble sign. …
- Noise. Your pool pump should run quietly. …
- Power Trip. Has your pool pump motor started to trip your electric breaker box more and more frequently? …
- Swimming Pool Pump Motor Keeps Shutting Off. …
- Loss of Suction.
Most pool pump motors last at least 6-8 years, often longer. But that’s if you’re referring to magnetic drive pool motors, which are used in newer variable speed pumps.
Read the filter’s information tag.
All pool filters are labeled with an information tag on their tank. This tag includes the name of the manufacturer, model name, the various sizes of the filter in that line of models. The size of your specific unit should be marked or highlighted on this tag.
Pool owners often mistakenly believe if they choose a 2 HP pump over a 1 HP pump, they are getting double the performance. This is simply not true. In this scenario, you will get only about 15% more flow from the 2 HP model. But the amp draw of the larger pump will be significantly higher, raising your electric bill.
The first place you want to check is typically the easiest- the strainer lid. The strainer lid on your pump basket is located on the wet end of your pump or, on the opposite side of your motor. Typically, pump manufacturers will stamp their part number on one of the sides of the lid or somewhere along the handle.
It’s best to run your pool pump during the day
Not only does sunlight give fuel for algae to grow, it also destroys your pool chlorine and this is why you should always run your pool during the day!
A pool pump can overheat in two ways: because of an electrical problem or friction. While electrically related failures are by far the most common cause for pump overheating, as we will discuss at length, there is also the potential for a friction fire to develop if a pump is starved for water.
The size of your pool, the efficiency of your pump and filter, and how dirty your pool is are just some of the factors you need to consider. Nevertheless, most pool cleaning professionals would advise against running a pool pump for more than 8 hours a day.
To prevent potentially dangerous electrical issues, it’s imperative that you turn off the power to your pool equipment — such as pumps, motors, filters, heaters, chlorinators, and lighting fixtures. Even if you turn off the power to your pool equipment, it can still be damaged by wind, rain, and debris.
Old Age. Well-maintained high-quality pool pumps can last between eight to 12 years. If you’ve missed out on many critical pool services, however, you can expect your pump to fail sooner. If your pump is more than half a decade old and it’s becoming more and more problematic, it’s best to get a new one.
Signs You Need Pool Pump Replacement
- Rumbling Sounds. An excessively-vibrating pump motor can create these rumbling sounds. …
- Grinding or Screeching Sounds. …
- Blowing Bubbles and Spitting Water. …
- Old Age. …
- Get a New Pool Pump Now to Keep Enjoying Safe Water.