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Thread: EcoStar Update

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    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Warner Robins, GA

    EcoStar Update

    Hello All,

    its been a while since I have posted. As some of you may recall from my earlier posts on this pump I had issues in the beginning as others did with water level in the bowl, priming, etc..... Even posted some YouTube vids.... Anyhow those issues were finally solved.

    However I wanted to update you all on my recent issue which in my case, seriously cause me to doubt the longevity of these pumps and the standard Hayward 1 year warranty.

    My pump died after 14 months of use. Definitely a bearing problem. $1200 for a pump with a 1 year warranty is hard to swallow, let alone that it fails. Hayward would not cover the pump. However my local PB helped me as I upgraded to this pump and he was able to swing the Totally Hayward Warranty and get it covered.

    Anyhow, just my experience, Im wondering how is everyone elses EcoStar holding up?

    Thank you - Jim
    For reference, I run mine about 12 hours everyday, 2 hours of such are 2500RPM, the remaining 10 hours are 1200RPM
    16 x 32 Grecian Vinyl. Salt-Aqua Plus PS-4, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter, Hayward Ecostar SP34000vsp, Gulfstream HE-125-T-A Heat/Cool heat Pump

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    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Pensacola, Fl

    Re: EcoStar Update

    Had a lot of problems with my new ecostar as described before last summer. I have a new pump now because the first one had bearing issues like yours. Lucky I was able to get an exchange for free because I wined a lot. I think the failure was because of a failed prime though.
    Built circa 1990,IG, Vinyl liner-new 11/17, 30-32K gallons, 20x40 rectangle, Hayward EcoStar 3400 VSP, Hayward S244S sand filter (new)
    & CL-200 auto chlorine feeder, 1 1/2 plumbing, Polaris 380, city water fill - well fill when water level low.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Bonita Springs, Florida

    Re: EcoStar Update

    I've had my EcoStar for about 2.5 years and no problems.
    SW FL, 19K IG with spillover & cage, Goldline Pro-Logic PS-8, Hayward Sense & Dispense, Hayward Swim Clear 4025, Hayward Ecostar VS pump, Stenner MA pump, Aquabot, Hayward Aquarite SWG, Palin Pooltest 9, Helicol Solar.

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