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    Protective Cover For Motor

    Hi, folks! New, first-time pool owner here. Love this forum!

    Just replaced our motor. Asked the tech if he had any recommendations for extending its life. He advised getting a cover for the motor... as the heat and humidity in FL was the major cause of its early demise. He said they run around $17.

    Wanted to check with our group of experts here on this as well.

    Also, what's your projection on the average life expectancy of this pump (US Motors, 1 hp, 3450 rpm, 230/115 volts, 60 hz)?

    Thanks in advance.
    /L

    7,000 gallon, IG, concrete aggregate pool, Hayward single-speed pump (SP2807X10) w US Motors electric 1 HP / 3450 rpm motor, Hayward Star Clear Plus filter (C751) w cartridge (CX760RE), Taylor K-2006 test kit, SW FL.

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    Re: Protective Cover For Motor

    Protection from the elements is a good idea. I have yet to do it myself, but plan to add a cover over all my equipment.

    No telling how long a motor will last, could be 2 years, could be 10+
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    Re: Protective Cover For Motor

    My pump is 12 yrs old. It's protected by the side of the house, I do take in in during the winter.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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    Re: Protective Cover For Motor

    Was away for several days.

    Thanks for the responses.

    Will be going forward with the cover.
    /L

    7,000 gallon, IG, concrete aggregate pool, Hayward single-speed pump (SP2807X10) w US Motors electric 1 HP / 3450 rpm motor, Hayward Star Clear Plus filter (C751) w cartridge (CX760RE), Taylor K-2006 test kit, SW FL.

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    Re: Protective Cover For Motor

    I have two pumps, side by side. I just bought an inexpensive storage bin which would fit over both. Flipped it upside down and cut out the front and back so that it sets over both pumps motors. It shields them from the sun, protects from rain, yet allows plenty of air circulation for cooling. Best part is the bin only cost $6 at Home Depot.
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