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Thread: Time to upgrade pool equipment, need help!

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    nolefan's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Time to upgrade pool equipment, need help!

    My Pool:
    12K in ground Diamond Brite
    Single drain in deep end, one skimmer, three returns
    Solar heating system on roof of house / manual valves to open & Close.

    My existing equipment:
    Hayward SP2805X7 Pump
    Hayward Max-Flo motor model #C48J2N131B3
    Hayward C-800 Filter
    Solar heater on roof of house
    Pool Pilot Digital SWCG

    My problem:
    Wife accidentally opened the solar heater valve while another valve in the line was closed and pump running. This caused a blow out of the PVC connection just above the 90 coming out of the top of the pump. It also damaged the lip of the seal inside the pump basket and now it sucks a little air. I fixed the PVC connection and temporarily sealed the damage at the pump basket. It is working, but I know its time to start shopping.

    I know I am going to have to replace the pump, but the pump motor is still working (however old). I don't have any fancy features, just a simple pool with a rooftop heater. I get confused with all the new pumps out there. I also would eventually like to add an automated system to the solar heater. Any suggestions on pumps, speeds, size, ect?

    12,000 gal / IG: Diamond Brite / Pool Pilot Digital SWCG / SC-36 Salt Cell / Hayward 1 hp pump / Pentair CNC 100 / Solar Heater

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    bobodaclown's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Murrieta, CA

    Re: Time to upgrade pool equipment, need help!

    Most of the parts are replaceable. Not sure what gasket/seal your talking about but it looks to be about $30 bucks. Unless you've damaged the actual pump housing it might be more cost effective to replace the seals that got damaged.

    Here's a link for the parts:

    I didn't look around to compare prices but they had a descent parts breakdown.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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