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Thread: Hayward Superpump ceramic seal replacement frequency

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    May 2015
    Quebec, QC

    Hayward Superpump ceramic seal replacement frequency

    As a preventative measure, should the ceramic seal on the Superpump I be replaced at certain intervals? Other than noisy operation, as mentioned in the owners manual, are there any other useful criteria to determine replacement? If it fails, are there obvious leaks under the pump?
    14 x 28 Jacuzzi vinyl inground pool, Jacuzzi Laser 250 sand filter, Hayward 1 HP pump.

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    Aug 2014
    Pacific NW

    Re: Hayward Superpump ceramic seal replacement frequency

    Not sure on the noise aspect, that usually means the bearings are shot from being exposed to water during operation
    for quite some time and thus losing the lubrication. (After a seal has failed way earlier)

    I just replaced all 3 seals to my Hayward Superpump.

    two of them were in really bad condition though...the diffuser to wet end seal was swollen 5x what the new seal looked like
    and the ceramic seal was badly pitted and leaked like a sieve.

    Unless the pump is leaking it should be fine. It's been my experience that only very old or "ran dry for extended periods'
    pump seals need replacing.

    When the ceramic seal goes, you will see anything from a small bit of moisture under the pump after running a few hours
    to a constant drip like mine was.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
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