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    Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    I have a 25,000 gallon outdoor inground pool that has a Magnetek EPlus 1.5 horsepower pool pump. I am told that the motor is out on the pump. Am I better off replacing the entire pool pump and not just the motor as I have added a fountain in the pool and would like more water flow through the fountain?

    And any recommendations on what to replace the existing pool pump with, i.e. brand and model number and would a 3 horsepower pump be sufficient for my pool?

    Thanks

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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    I would suggest just the motor, and probably go with a 2 speed motor, assuming this pump was working ok for you otherwise. In general it is my experience that most pump bodies will last through about 3 motors before needing to be replaced.
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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    You'll likely have to stay with a 1.5 HP motor of you replace just the motor. If you choose to replace the entire pump, I'd agree with Isacc-1 that a 2 speed motor may suite your needs better.

    Careful going too large on the pump though, a 3HP may exceed the sizing of your plumbing. A pic of the pump/plumbing would help.
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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    I'm sorry - I am having a hard time posting a picture. When I try to insert image, it keeps telling me failed. Picture size is 2.02MB. Any suggestions on how to insert a picture of the plumbing? Thanks

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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    Use photobucket.com just upload pic there and copy the IMG code the paste it here.
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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    Lisa hit the nail on the head. Here is the Posting Photo Tutorial
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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice



    Thanks for the help. Here is the link to the picture of the existing pump. Hopefully this shows the plumbing...

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    Re: Replacing a Pool Pump or Motor Advice

    Can anyone tell if a 3hp pump will work with the plumbing in the above picture? Thanks

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