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Thread: Believe I need a new pump. help

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    Believe I need a new pump. help

    Good Day everyone. It has been a long time since I posted on TFP and I can use some assistance.

    As of yesterday my current pump is starting to fail. When I power it on I hear a loud electrical buzz but no water flow. If I bang on it semi-gently it kicks in. I think the motor might be giving out.

    I am not certain what manufacturer/model this pump is but if I had to guess it is a hayward super pump from years and years ago. The previous owners of the house spray painted it all black. It is a single speed pump for certain. When I replaced the cover for the basket in the pump I purchased a hayward cover.

    My pool is a 21000 gallon 16x32 IG pool with a 250 Lb sand filter. I have one skimmer and one return. The pipes are 1 1/2 inch all the way around. The runs are relatively short. I think its about 10 feet from skimmer and maybe 30ish feet from return. I have no permanent high flow water features like waterfalls and spas. Sometimes I add a fountain directly to the return.

    Does this sound like a problem that ca be fixed easily and cheaply or should I just purchase a new pump? If I was to purchase a new pump what should I be looking for? Any recommendations?

    Thanks in Advance

    22,200 Gallon Rectangle IG - Vinyl Liner w/ Jacuzzi Lazer Sand Filter

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    bobodaclown's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: Believe I need a new pump. help

    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Lakeland Florida

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Believe I need a new pump. help

    Either that or the centrifugal switch contacts not making good connection. Or both.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Believe I need a new pump. help

    Thanks for the info!
    22,200 Gallon Rectangle IG - Vinyl Liner w/ Jacuzzi Lazer Sand Filter

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