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    Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    I installed a Hayward SP3200VSP TriStar VS Pump last week, really like it, love the lack of noise, love the ability to program etc. However, in reading the manual, it pretty much says that when you winterize the pool, the pump should not be covered, it should be disconnected and brought inside.

    Now I do live in a snow zone, and the plumbing is set up so that I can remove the pipes in under 2 minutes, but the electrical is a bit of a challenge.

    So two questions:
    1) Knowing that the electronics would be exposed to being covered in snow, should I heed the manual's advice and take it inside?
    2) Can someone recommend a "quick disconnect" for the electrical that would let me disconnect the pump pretty quickly? I know such things exist for 12v, but i'm not aware of anything for 220v.
    Plaster pool 22,000 Gallons, Hayward Swimclear C5030 Filter, Hayward SP3200VSP TriStar VS Pump, Pentair Minimax NT Heater

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    Re: Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    '2) Can someone recommend a "quick disconnect" for the electrical that would let me disconnect the pump pretty quickly? I know such things exist for'

    Plug & socket
    My original Hayward superpump was wired with a 220v plug & socket in a waterproof housing. It worked that way for the 18 years we have the house, dont know how many years before? the Pump was brought into the garage for the winters et. When i ungraded to the VS I use a new Socket & Plug.
    IG Tear Drop, Dark Gray Gunite , 27,000 gallons -Age 50+-years, very old Hayward Split Egg Sand Filter with side mount Multi-port- Hayward SP2600VSP Pump- Hayward chlorine feed (not used since finding TFP) - Laars 315K BTU Oil heater- LoopLoc Safety cover- AquaBot RAPIDS 4WD- TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir- 390 Gal Hot Springs Spa Envoy installed May 2017

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    Re: Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    That sounds promising. Do you have a name/source or some details on the quick disconnect?

    Something like this? Leviton 620PV 20 Amp, 250 Volt, Plug, Grounding, Yellow - Electric Plugs - Amazon.com
    Plaster pool 22,000 Gallons, Hayward Swimclear C5030 Filter, Hayward SP3200VSP TriStar VS Pump, Pentair Minimax NT Heater

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    Re: Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    yes, but I used a 15 Amp, which is what the old 2HP superpump had. Like this:

    Hubbell 15-Amp 250-Volt 3-Wire Grounding Plug - Black/White-615SPZ - The Home Depot
    I would think ether one would be fine as long as the socket matched & you had a waterproof cover. If you wanted to really go oveboard you can get a twist lock type plug/socket

    once it's plugged in and the waterproof cover is closed it really stays dry
    IG Tear Drop, Dark Gray Gunite , 27,000 gallons -Age 50+-years, very old Hayward Split Egg Sand Filter with side mount Multi-port- Hayward SP2600VSP Pump- Hayward chlorine feed (not used since finding TFP) - Laars 315K BTU Oil heater- LoopLoc Safety cover- AquaBot RAPIDS 4WD- TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir- 390 Gal Hot Springs Spa Envoy installed May 2017

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    Re: Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    I suggest you go with a 20 amp min twist-loc style plug and socket.
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    Re: Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    NEMA L6-20R for the outlet/receptacle.
    NEMA L6-20P for the plug.

    Get both at your local hardware store unless online is cheaper. They are all over the place.

    If this outlet goes in a waterproof surround, these plugs are large so make sure it will fit around it.
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    Re: Advice on new Hayward Tristar VS Pump

    Great advice.
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