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    Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    just wondering.
    do all pumps run so loud?

    i bought house with pool and when i run the pumps (2)
    they are very loud. I have 2 hayward superpumps (1hp). 1 for filter , 1 for waterfall descent
    i'm redoing the fence around them so, there is currently no sound barrier.

    there is no grinding sound but on scale of 1-10, the loudness factor is about an 8


    thanks

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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    When working properly, most pumps, including the SuperPump, are not all that loud. But when the bearings are starting to fail, they will usually become very loud.
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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    Loud is relative....how close to house, what things reflect/echo the sound, your definition of "loud" etc. Having said that...I have a 1HP Superpump that is ~ 10 years old. I had a pool at my previous house that had a 2HP Pump and then 1.5 HP 2 speed pump. I would not consider my current 1HP Superpump "quiet" nor "loud"...about as loud as I would expect from a 1HP pump. If you want quiet, consider a 2 speed or variable speed pump and/or timers. I loved my 1.5HP pump on low...which was about .2 HP.
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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    Might be a good idea to check the pressure. When a centrifugal pump is restricted, decreasing the load (water flow), it will increase rpm and become very loud.

    As an example, put your hand over the nozzle of your household carpet vacuum. Does it get louder?

    Most pool pumps are unnecessarily oversized. Superpumps aren't all that quiet to begin with but it shouldn't be any louder than an electric hedge trimmer.

    If pressures are good then start tearing into the nuts and bolts.
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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    Here is a good example of how quiet a SuperPump can be when installed properly and running properly:

    Hayward Super Pump running quieter. - YouTube

    Although I would not use DWV fittings.


    Here is one with bearings going:

    Noisy Spa Pump Motor - YouTube


    Here is the thread illustrating cavitation:

    Noisy Hayward Super Pump ( Photos - Page 2
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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    yes. mine definitely sounds like the 'Noisy Pump Motor".
    I can hear it from 100 yards away

    and it feels very hot to the touch

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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    Good chance bearings are shot then...does it leak?
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    Re: Do Hayward 1HP superpumps always run so LOUD

    no leaks

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