A friend of mine just purchased a house with a spa, we are trying to figure out if its worth fixing or if the whole thing just needs to be taken out. The spa was put in about 7 years ago but the previous owners didn't maintain it or seem to use it for the past few years. It wasn't turning on so I pulled the wood panels apart and found the that several parts were taken apart. I don't know exactly what is going on with everything but from the looks of it, there are two 2.5hp pumps and one 1/15hp pump a couple of these pumps were pulled from the plumbing and sitting on the ground. Furthermore, inside controls had the wires to them cut, I have no idea why. Are these things money pits or is it worth it to look into getting it working again? I don't think he is interested in paying more than a $1000 TOPS in the repair, which we would probably do ourselves.
The motors connect to the control panel with 3 wires, is there a way to hook them up to the 240v breaker and just flip it on to make sure they work? I'd rather be assured the motors work as they cost over $1000 between the three of them before we start fiddling with the electronics.
***Edit, the two larger pumps run 4 wires, how to hook these up?