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Thread: need to replace AGP pump - recommendations?

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    Jun 2007
    Houston, TX

    need to replace AGP pump - recommendations?

    My 1 HP pump is making noises that are making me very nervous. Since our electric rates are doing nothing but going up, I am thinking about simply replacing it with either a 3/4 HP or 1 HP two-speed pump.

    The pool is a 18' x 36' AGP. There is an appropriate (weatherized, etc) electric outlet well within reach of the required 3' electric cord on the pump motor.

    In looking around, I can find 3/4 HP 2-speed pumps, but they don't come with a standard plug to plug into the outlet, which is what I have always used. What do most people with AGPs do? Do they hard wire? Is there a 2-speed available with a plug? Can I have a cord and plug installed onto the motor? Or would it be better to hardwire? (I really would prefer to stay with the plug, if at all possible.)

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    near Houston, TX
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    You can have a cord and plug added to any pump which is compatible with the voltage available at the outlet.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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