I just found this forum. I did a quick search for pumps that got submerged and was wondering if anyone has any experience in this area.
We just had 2 weeks of on-and-off rain storms, which culminated with a massive downpour on Thursday. My entire yard got flooded, which put my pump about 3/4 of the way under water.
It was only under water for about 2 hours, but the water wasn't exactly clean.
I have a 1 year old Hayward 2-speed super pump.
The pump was not running at the time and I have not applied any power to it.
My plan was to disassemble the motor, rinse it out with distilled water, blow it out with compressed air, wipe it dry (as best as I can), then put it in the oven at about 150 degrees for several hours to try and evaporate any water out of it. Then say a prayer and hope for the best.