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    Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    This is the first time I have posted to TFP. I am a pool novice and have received so much good advice and guidance from many TFP articles and forums that I thought it was time to finally post a question myself. My current pump is a Hayward Superpump with a 3/4HP, Single Speed motor with 115V. I run it 24x7. The pump was here when I moved to this house 3yrs ago and by the looks of it, is pretty old. It is leaking bad again and I think it's time to replace it. I would think moving to a 2 speed Superpump or Superflo would be good so that I can obtain additional cost savings over a single speed. My utility rate is only .099/kWh though. My pool is a 25K gal IG pool w/2 returns, a main drain in the deep end and a skimmer in the shallow. Piping is 1.5.

    Any and all help/recommendations on what to buy is appreciated. My breaker is completely full so I would like to stay at 115V.

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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Finding 115V 2-speed pumps is a little challenging as only the smallest are not 230V. You would have to find a Superflo 3/4HP 2-speed or a similar Hayward (not sure what they offer in that voltage).

    Where is the pump leaking? It might be cheaper and easier to just get a new 2-speed motor for your existing pump and replace all the seals with a "go-kit".
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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    I am not sure as I can't see the leak. I presume its leaking from the bottom.

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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    Can you please add your pools information to your "signature" as outlined here http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...etting-started
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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    I just added my pool details to my signature....thanks for the help.
    25K gal, IG, H-200 Sand filter, HW Superpump with 3/4HP, Single Speed, 115V motor, Built 1998, 1.5in piping, autocover

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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    How about this two speed 3/4 hp Superflo?
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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    This is what I was considering too... If there a way to calculate potential energy savings vs just putting in another superpump?
    25K gal, IG, H-200 Sand filter, HW Superpump with 3/4HP, Single Speed, 115V motor, Built 1998, 1.5in piping, autocover

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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    I would assume that the Superflo would use about the same power on high as your current pump does. However, on low speed, it will move half the water for 1/4 the power cost. So even doubling the run time on low to move the same amount of water would save 50% of the cost.

    Since you currently run 24/7 (WAY overkill), doing so on low speed would use 1/4 the amount of power (also WAY overkill).

    As long as your current pump is not cracked, all the seals are easily replaced and you can get a 2-speed motor. Should be at least $100 cheaper than buying the new pump. But if your current one is very old, then just replace it.
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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    Thanks for advice and information. I will go with the Superflo then. I think I will also cut down the usage then, but I need to have a timer installed for that I assume. I am not handy enough to install so I will have to get an electrician to install. How many hours a day (approximately) do I need to run the pump? Again, thanks so much to all for your help.
    25K gal, IG, H-200 Sand filter, HW Superpump with 3/4HP, Single Speed, 115V motor, Built 1998, 1.5in piping, autocover

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    Re: Pool Pump Replacement Help needed

    Check of this Pool School article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...-pump-run-time
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