40 x 10 Pool with Spa , 8 jets in spa + 3 in pool. 2 motors 1 HP for pool circulation and 1 HP for 6 Waterfalls. 2nd motor is just for the water falls.
Originally it had 1 HP Hayward for Pool and 1.5 HP Hayward for waterfalls. Started noticing weak waterfall from SPA , before motor burned out.
They both burned out after 5 years. Replaced by my pool cleaning guy by 1 hp US motors (Emerson) for each side. The waterfall one keeps cycling ...gets really hot shuts off and then turns on like a 3 minutes cycling.
I was curious and looked at original pool plans and it says it should of had 2 HP on each side. Is this correct? Did my pool builder under size my motors. Is this the reason they burned out so quickly?
Even when my waterfalls had 1 1/2 motors it never shut down until it burnt out 5 years later.
The 1 hp that was now put on waterfalls was already replaced thinking it was a defective new motor but keeps shutting off. A buddy of mine electrician check everything out for me and all connections are correct. He also checked the amps on both motors and its higher than whats on the label. Label says 6.8 and they are running at 10.6-11 amps.
Please let me know if I should swap them out for 2hp motors on both sides.