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Thread: I made a big booboo closing

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    May 2007
    Morgantown, WV

    I made a big booboo closing

    Closed yesterday and shut everything down. I figured I'd turn off the electricity to the pump, etc, later. BUT I forgot to take the timer things off of the pump switch. So I just found out that the pump was on for about 5 hours with no water. The motor didn't fell hot at all. I guess I won't find out until next spring, but is it probably ruined?
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    Dec 2009
    Central Massachusetts

    Re: I made a big booboo closing

    Hard to say. If something is wrong, it's most likely the impeller rather than the motor. No way to know until next spring.
    Whenver a pool is closed and shut down, the pump should really be shut down at the breaker before the lines are even blown out.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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