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    Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    I have this pump here
    It is a Waterway 1 HP 2 Speed pump currently setup for vert. discharge, I want to know if it can be changed to side discharge.

    I took the volute cover off and that's about as far as I went, I cant figure out how to change the position of it.
    I tried their website but that wasn't much help.


    It looks very identical to the Hayward for some reason?

    I now have a giant cartridge filter with a Hayward 1.5 hp 1 speed motor which I've decided is way too much for my needs. It will either get sold or kept for a spare.

    I can practically hear my electric meter spinning
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
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    Re: Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    There is a very long, long screw that goes through the middle of it. This has to be unscrewed to change the position. I did it on my new pump last year, with the help via internet of John, another moderator. I'll pm him for you and ask him to assist. He was very good at describing step by step what to do.
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    Re: Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    When you say very long screw...I'm assuming it's the motor through bolts that are holding it together. Am I right?
    Or should I just wait for the definitive answer?

    I see you also have the same pump.
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crzyfrlss1
    When you say very long screw...I'm assuming it's the motor through bolts that are holding it together. Am I right?
    Or should I just wait for the definitive answer?

    I see you also have the same pump.
    I think you are right.
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    Re: Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Quote Originally Posted by Crzyfrlss1
    When you say very long screw...I'm assuming it's the motor through bolts that are holding it together. Am I right?
    Or should I just wait for the definitive answer?

    I see you also have the same pump.
    I think you are right.

    I still feel like I need a definite answer before I start taking the wrong things apart.
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    Looking at the parts breakdown the motor thru-bolts hold the casing onto the motor. So remove the bolts and you can rotate the casing.
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    Re: Can I change from vertical to side discharge?

    After removing the thru bolts for the motor I was able to get it done after a little finagling with the cosmetic ring!

    Thanks everybody!
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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