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    Pump replacement

    I've learned tons over the past year after purchasing a home with an existing pool. I've been able to solve many pool related issues while enjoying the pool. Unfortunately, the kids crashed a bicycle into the pool pumps / PVC piping yesterday requiring yet more work. Fortunately, all damage was to the pool hardware and not the kid. Having said that, all visible damage is to the PVC piping. The first break is where the PVC threads into the pump head. I see no visible cracks on the pump. The second break is where the booster connects to the PVC. My concern is the age of the pump & motor. If I start monkeying with the pump to get the PVC out, the ABS pump could be cracked. Additionally, I'd like to explore the option of upgrading to a VS pump from the OLD single speed. My question here is do I still need a booster pump for the Polaris cleaner? And, If I upgrade to a VS pump, should I invest into a better controller/timer over the analog timer I currently have. It works but doesn't keep correct time.

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    Re: Pump replacement

    It's salvageable, but will take some effort. You have several possibilities, chip out, or use a screwdriver and mallet and attempt to unscrew the piece. Purchase a new pump. (If you go that route get a 2-speed.) Replace the housing and transfer everything over.

    Depending on your energy cost. A 2-speed is a better value. No need to replace the timer. Just a simple toggle switch.
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    Re: Pump replacement

    If you get a VS Pump you can either ditch the timer or wire it to the timer and leave it ON all the time. The control panel on the pump can control the pump run times and speeds. My Pentair VS pump is wired to a timer that is ON with no dogs on the clock.
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    Re: Pump replacement

    Well, Maybe I'll tinker with the pump a little before just replacing it. Most of my incentive to replace the existing pump with a VS is related to my power tier. Just trying to do all I can do to lower power consumption.

    Thanks for the information.
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