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Thread: Recommendation for a new pump

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    Recommendation for a new pump

    I'm sure that this is posted somewhere, but I need help in buying a new pump. I have a 43,500gal in-ground vinyl pool, 2 skimmers, a Jandy salt water generator, mechanical timer, and a Heyward 240 filter. Bought a pump from the electrical shop each year for the last 2 years that lasted only one year each (he says chlorine got in the pump and ruined it). I can't afford to buy a new pump every year. Any thoughts/rec. on horsepower/brands would be GREATLY appreciated!
    43,500 gal/Heyward 240 sand filter w/ 1hp pump/In-Ground pool/vinyl liner/Jandy SWG

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    Re: Recommendation for a new pump

    Can you tell us the brand and model of the pump they sold you? Any decent pool pump should last more than a year and wouldn't be affected by the chlorine in the pool water.

    With a pool that size I'd strongly consider a variable speed pump.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Recommendation for a new pump

    It is important that the motor not get too much water on it. If the motor is directly exposed outside or gets sprayed by the sprinkler system there can be early failure problems. On the other hand, one year is very quick, even a directly exposed to the outside motor with a sprinkler regularly splashing on it from some distance away wouldn't normally fail that quickly.
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