I had a in-ground pool put in late last year with a Hayward 1HP 2 speed pump, Maxiflo 2 series. The pool uses an automation system and is connected to two solar systems, one for the house and one that is a pool system.
The pump stopped working while we were away and the solar exchanger got so hot that it melted the PVC connected to it. The house solar system heat dumps at 180 degrees but obviously it needs to be lower for the pool plumbing.
What has me mad is that dealing with the dealer is a nightmare and because I removed the pump I may have voided the warranty. How nuts. It was easy to see it was the pump motor because the plastic fan inside the motor was sideways and clearly something catastrophic happened inside the motor. All I did was remove the two unions and the electric, which I had connected anyway since they don’t do electric.
I have a Pentair Automation system and maybe I should have purchased a Pentair.
Is this normal?
Is the Hayward a cheep pump?