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    Help just woke up to a Pump issue

    Just woke up to find water coming out of my dough boy pump....got to looking and the strainer assembly on my pump is broke (6 year old unit) basically the piece that holds the clear lid on has cracked and now lid can't stay on. My question is do we order entire new strainer assembly part ($135 from doughboy) or can I or should I just replace the entire pump (6/7 years old) and if I can re-place does it have to be a doughboy model or can I go to Lowes or any where else and get another brand as long as it is the same hp?

    I had just got CYA and SLAM finished and now it looks beautiful but NO pump.....to circulate water....

    Thanks
    21 ft Round Dough Boy
    3/4 horsepower Dough Boy PowerPak II pump
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    Re: Help just woke up to a Pump issue

    You might first look at your model number for the pump assembly and see if you can just order the "wet end" and replace it. You could even call Doughboy and explain what happened. They might assist with a replacement or at least make sure you have the proper model number replacement. In the meantime, see if you can get hold of a submersible pump (rental perhaps) just so you can maintain some sort of circulation.
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    Re: Help just woke up to a Pump issue

    Thanks..I will try to call doughboy...we live in a very rural area limited pool stores but we do have a Lowes....if I have to I can purchase a pool pump there....will it work with the rest of my doughboy components? universal hose fittings etc...My current powerpak is a 3/4 could I go up to a 1hp if needed...???
    21 ft Round Dough Boy
    3/4 horsepower Dough Boy PowerPak II pump
    Vinyl Liner
    baqua goo convert

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    Re: Help just woke up to a Pump issue

    Ooh. Not sure Lowes would have anything specifically compatible to Doughboy, but they shoud have some generic pumps just to plug in and submerge separately to help with circulation.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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