Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: New Pump or Rebuild Potential?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Posts
    39

    New Pump or Rebuild Potential?

    Howdy,
    have a vacation home with a pool pump that has recently started having issues. We're not out there a lot but we were there this past weekend and I noticed we had a low water situation (pool level had fallen below skimmers) and the pump was running. I immediately killed the pump and filled the pool and restarted the pump which primed and pumped but was somewhat loud. That was Saturday. Now, Tuesday, I just got a call from the pool company because the neighbor next door called them complaining that my pump was screaming and the repair guy said he could hear my pump while driving up the block (windows closed) from two doors down. He says I need a new pump and wants to sell me a new shiny Hayward. I want to know if my existing pump can be rebuilt.

    Unfortunately I'm not at the house currently so I can't record any audio or give any other details. But I can make the trip if need be.

    Do you think a repair kit will help me or am I SOL??

    Thanks!
    Jeremy

    - - - Updated - - -

    Main Pool
    Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (same height) // Jandy RS8 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy VS Flow Pro Pump + Booster
    Vacation Pool
    Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (elevated spa) // Jandy RS4 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy Stealth Pump (old) + Booster

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Parkland, FL
    Posts
    727

    Re: New Pump or Rebuild Potential?

    You should be able to just replace the motor. You could replace witha variable speed motor and then run it at low speed to save electric. Ecotech vs motors seem to be relatively inexpensive. I've replace my motor 3 times on my pump. I would buy new impeller as mine when I replaced it on the new motor cracked. You might need new bolts and adapter plate for the motor too depending on the pump type and if you can get the bolts off.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: New Pump or Rebuild Potential?

    It is possible to rebuild the motor by putting new bearings into it.
    Although I would suggest just getting a new 2-speed motor as a much cheaper option than an entirely new pump.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Posts
    39

    Re: New Pump or Rebuild Potential?

    Just ordered a 2-speed replacement motor, 2-speed relay and a seal kit. Should be here next week!

    Thanks everyone for suggestions!
    Main Pool: Cl Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (same height) // Jandy RS8 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy VS Flow Pro Pump + Booster // Jandy Heater // Jandy DE Filter // 9,000 Gallons
    Vacation Pool: NaCl Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (elevated spa) // Jandy RS4 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy Stealth Pump (Converted to 2hp 2-Speed) + Booster // Jandy Heater // Jany DE Filter // 9,000 Gallons

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Posts
    39

    Re: New Pump or Rebuild Potential?

    So I may have run into a snag. I'm not currently on-site at this pool to verify for myself, but I might be out of relays...

    Given that I currently have:
    • Jandy IQ904-PS which includes:
      • iAquaLink Kit
      • RS-PS4 Board
      • Rev R Chip
      • 6612F Power Center
      • 4 Relays
      • Antenna
      • (2) JVA 2444 Actuator Valves
    • Blower
    • Main Filter Pump
    • Polaris Booster Pump
    • Pool & Spa Lights (wired together)
    • Heater


    Am I out of relays to be able to integrate the new Jandy 2-speed relay which requires connection to the existing Main pump feed and a plugging into a new relay for low-speed control?

    If so, can relays be added?
    Last edited by jragan; 02-19-2014 at 04:55 PM. Reason: Added model numbers to individual IQ904-ps components
    Main Pool: Cl Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (same height) // Jandy RS8 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy VS Flow Pro Pump + Booster // Jandy Heater // Jandy DE Filter // 9,000 Gallons
    Vacation Pool: NaCl Rectangular Pool/Spa Combo (elevated spa) // Jandy RS4 Controller w/iAquaLink // Jandy Stealth Pump (Converted to 2hp 2-Speed) + Booster // Jandy Heater // Jany DE Filter // 9,000 Gallons

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •