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    Advice on upgrading old pump

    Hi,

    I have an old looking pump, poorly installed with wires hanging out and this plastic and wood mickey moused cover to keep rain off of it I guess.... It's a 220v single speed motor attached to a STA-RITE Self Priming pump

    STA-RITE Model AT251001-01

    Flotec U27-1220 220v 6.7amp .75KW HP 1

    Can I just get a 2-speed motor and bolt it to the STA-RITE pump or should I replace the entire thing? Recommendations?

    I think the pool is 20K gallons.

    I'm looking for a cost effective way to reduce electricity use.

    Thanks
    21K gal kidney shape in-ground pool
    Hayward C1200 filter
    Single speed pump

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    Re: Advice on upgrading old pump

    You should be able to replace the motor. While you are doing this, it wold be cheap insurance to replace the seals on the pump.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Advice on upgrading old pump

    Replacing the motor with a 2 speed motor the same size will save about 75% on electricity when running on low speed for most filtering schedules.
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    Re: Advice on upgrading old pump

    A quick look for a 220v 2-speed motor for STA-RITE and not having much luck. I see single speed and 115v 2-speed and complete pump with motor and basket. Do I need to stick with a motor made for STA-RITE or can you pretty much get any motor to fit?
    21K gal kidney shape in-ground pool
    Hayward C1200 filter
    Single speed pump

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    Re: Advice on upgrading old pump

    Any motor is fine. AO Smith is a common one.
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