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Thread: Dirt Cheap pumps on Ebay

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    Dirt Cheap pumps on Ebay

    Replaced the motor on my pump a year ago and it has burned up again.

    It is an antique pump and I am going to buy a new one.

    It is very tempting to try one of these pumps on Ebay since they are so cheap. (I know you get what you pay for)


    Sometimes you pay more than you need to.

    Anyone had any experiences good or bad with these units?

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    Re: Dirt Cheap pumps on Ebay

    Good luck at getting parts.

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    Re: Dirt Cheap pumps on Ebay

    I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig. With that said, most pumps use one of 4-5 shaft seals. Same with motors.
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    Re: Dirt Cheap pumps on Ebay

    Yes - you do get what you pay for especially in pool pumps.

    Think of your pool pump like the heart of your pool's circulatory system - cause that's EXACTLY what it is. I would not scrimp here - false economy. Even if you just get a single speed pump, get one of the name brands. You can save money with a 2 speed and save even more with a variable speed. But again - I'd get a name brand pump, not a cheap knockoff.
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    Re: Dirt Cheap pumps on Ebay

    I do like eBay and you may just get lucky and get a good one for cents on the dollar but... What if...

    I just installed a new pump for a solar heater and it just didn't sound right. It is good pump brand from a local pool company, they came out and I had a new one up and running within an hour, happy days.
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