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Thread: Is my pump shot?

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    Mar 2012

    Is my pump shot?

    Soooo, I bought a used pool off of craigslist (2 actually) and it appears that the pump I bought with the newest one is shot. I took it to the pool store and they plugged it up and said the pump would probably not last a day. He (the store owner) said the bearings are shot and he wouldnt put any money into it. I have always been weary of people taking advantage of the general public that is not as schooled in the pool/pump business. How can I find out if this pump is truly shot, outside of taking his word for it? Also, I have another pump/filter set up that I am going to test later today and see if it sounds better. Is it pretty easy to take the pump apart and put the two of them together to make a pump that works. If I have to buy a new one, I just have to and want a 2 speed pump anyway, but I was hoping to atleast get a couple years out of these.
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Is my pump shot?

    If the pump is making a whining noise it means the bearings are going. They can last for years in that condition or fail right away, it's unpredictable.

    If you are feeling a little adventurous you can find a motor rebuild shop. They can make the motor like new for a very reasonable price. It sometimes takes a little searching to find an appropriate place however.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Sep 2011
    Plant City, Florida

    Re: Is my pump shot?

    If it is not suppose to "last a day" plug it up, and see.

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