Hi all, I got a Dreammaker spa from a friend for free, in pretty good shape, however when I first hooked it up, the pump ran fine for a minute and then started smoking electrical smoke from the motor.
Here is the original pump:
So I ordered the replacement pump from PoolSupplyWorld:
Gecko 02610000-1010 Aqua-Flo Flo-Master CP 1HP 115V Dual Speed 48 Frame Center Discharge Pump
They said it was a direct replacement for the pump shown above. I installed it last night and it fit right in place of the old one and pumps like a champ!
Here is the tub:
The Problem - Heat
The thing is, I am not sure how this thing is supposed to produce heat. I have tried researching and have found info regarding the wet end being a heat friction pump and other info suggesting the heating takes place after the pump by forcing the water through small holes.
What I am confused about is whether the wet end acts at all as a heating mechanism???? The original pump wet end is red, the new one is black. Does this make a difference? If it does, maybe I need the one with the red wet end?
I called Dreammaker and the lady I spoke with suggested that what I bought from Poolsupplyworld is perfectly fine and that the wet end is not what heats the water...but I am not sure as she didn't seem that confident.
Also, I left this thing running on high last night for 3 hours and didn't see or feel a single change in temperature.
Should I be able to feel it heating out of the jets?
Note, I do not yet have a cover for the spa and would rather not buy one until I verify if this thing will produce heat.
Also, what is this heat stick thing I am reading about? I wish there was better info on this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.