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    Pump Recommendation

    Howdy! Well, swimming season is closing in on us here in Michigan, so I'm trying to plan ahead a bit.

    Our Hayward Superpump was loud, albeit strong running, all last season. It had a lovely shrieking metal on metal type squeal to it, but continued to pump well.

    Should I be looking at a whole new unit, a new motor, or what? I'd like to get something relatively energy efficient if I need to buy a new one. Our pool is about 30,000 gallons with 2 skimmers and 4 returns.

    Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated!
    20x40 IGP w/ vinyl liner ~ approximately 30,000 gallons ~ Hayward 1.5hp pump ~ Hayward S244T Sand Filter ~ Hayward Gas Heater ~ 1 drain, 2 skimmers, 4 returns ~ Protect-A-Child Fence ~TF-100 kit

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    Re: Pump Recommendation

    One of the best values would be to get a replacement two speed motor that will work with your existing pump. A two speed will use significantly less electricity than your existing motor and not cost too much, since you get to keep the existing wet end.
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    Re: Pump Recommendation

    That sounds like a great idea. Any recommendation on brand? Would I have to use a Hayward motor?
    20x40 IGP w/ vinyl liner ~ approximately 30,000 gallons ~ Hayward 1.5hp pump ~ Hayward S244T Sand Filter ~ Hayward Gas Heater ~ 1 drain, 2 skimmers, 4 returns ~ Protect-A-Child Fence ~TF-100 kit

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    Re: Pump Recommendation

    Hayward does not make motors, they buy them from a handful of motor companies and have them custom painted. Commonly you will find A.O. Smith or Emerson motors on Hayward pumps, but there are others that will interchange.
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    Re: Pump Recommendation

    Ok, it sounds like I can't put a dual speed motor on my pump that was originally a single speed.

    I can either replace the motor and shaft seal or spend a bit more and buy a whole new unit entirely. I want something as energy efficient as possible. I do run a heater part of the year.

    What do y'all recommend?

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