My filter pump motor has been making increasing noises and trips my breaker periodically. The pool was built in 2010 and the builder used a Sta-rite P6E6G-208L pump for the filter pump which also runs the spa-jets when in spa mode. It's got a 2-HP motor (true HP 2.6) and it's a single speed.
Unless someone offers compelling reasons to the contrary, I plan on replacing the motor which seems to be nearing failure. In an effort to make running the pool a bit more economical, I am considering replacing the existing single-speed motor with the dual-speed equivalent.
Current motor - K48N2PA105 (SQ1202 on Inyopools)
Replacement motor - K48N2PA109B1 (SQS1202R on Inyopools)
Reviewing the wiring instructions I can find for the EasyTouch controller, it's my understanding I'll need to add the two-speed relay to my control box and run an extra cable from the control box to the pump itself.
If you can all help guide me with respect to the following I would be very appreciative:
- Is replacing the single-speed motor with the dual-speed motor the right way to go? (I feel I can replace a motor but don't feel comfortable replacing a whole pump to go to a variable speed model)
- Have I identified the correct dual-speed motor for my pump?
- What exactly is the two-speed relay I need to purchase? It's not clear on the Pentair manual.
- Can anyone share a wiring diagram I can base myself off?
- What gauge wire do I need to use from control box to motor?
Lastly, assuming I get the dual-speed pump wired up correctly, can someone help me with the programming I'll need to do on the EasyTouch to take advantage of it? I basically want to run it on low speed for general filter use and on high speed for spa operations.
FWIW the filter pump was running for 8 hours during the day and I recently changed it to run overnight. I was thinking that the heat of the Houston summer was adding to the problem.
Thanks in advance for your help. This is my first pool and the result of a house purchase last summer.