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    Brand new pump shipped with water in it

    Hello, I purchased two Hayward pumps and when I opened the box of the Hayward 3400 VSP and I tipped it on its side to inspect it about 1/4 cup of water came out of it. Is this normal or did I get a refurb pump.
    Pool Build in progress, 21x42 freeform gunite 3.5 to 8 feet deep with additional 11x20 beach entry to tanning ledge (35k), 2 foot bond beam wall with four 2 foot sheer descents and raised 18inch 8 foot spa on top of the bond beam wall. Hayward 3400 vsp for pool/spa combo, Hayward 1.5Hp for 4 sheer descents, 400k btu heater, Hayward 450sf cartridgefilter

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    Re: Brand new pump shipped with water in it

    In my line of work not pool related, but we deal with pumps ~ and they are tested before they go out in the field.

    Would think those huge manufacturers probably pull one from the line every so often and test as a quality control measure.
    They may also have some type of lubricant in them so they weather through their shelf life with temperature fluctuations.

    Mine was dry as far as I know.
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    300 lb. Sand Filter (75 gpm) / 1.5 hp pump
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    Re: Brand new pump shipped with water in it

    Thanks for the info. I contacted Hayward and they said they test every pump before it leaves their warehouse.
    Pool Build in progress, 21x42 freeform gunite 3.5 to 8 feet deep with additional 11x20 beach entry to tanning ledge (35k), 2 foot bond beam wall with four 2 foot sheer descents and raised 18inch 8 foot spa on top of the bond beam wall. Hayward 3400 vsp for pool/spa combo, Hayward 1.5Hp for 4 sheer descents, 400k btu heater, Hayward 450sf cartridgefilter

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    Re: Brand new pump shipped with water in it

    That's good info! Thanks for following up.
    8,500gal plaster in-ground with attached spa, two floor drains, one skimmer. Chlorine, City Water.
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