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    Filter Motor replacement

    The motor, after 13 years, decided to throw sparks and let the smoke out. Home warranty is replacing motor with 2 speed motor. What control is recommended to go from high speed to half speed?
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    Re: Filter Motor replacement

    One point of clarification, a filter does not have a motor. The motor is on the pump

    You just need a simple toggle switch to manually change the speeds. A home 3-way light switch works well if you do not want it mounted directly on the motor. Or there are covers for the rear of the motor that have a toggle switch built in.
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    Re: Filter Motor replacement

    Or just wire the motor to run and high speed all of time
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    Re: Filter Motor replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by dschlic1 View Post
    Or just wire the motor to run and high speed all of time
    How does that does make any sense? Why not take the electrical savings by running on low?
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    Re: Filter Motor replacement

    I think the smiley face and wink mean he was joking

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    Re: Filter Motor replacement

    Solution - Home warranty guy got approval to replace motor on the pump for the filtration side. He installed a 2 speed USmotors 1hp 2EZ Speed motor. Kept the timer in the box intact. Motor comes with digital functions, not a manual switch. He programmed the times for the high speed and the low speed within the time I had set in the box. Will investigate over next day or so to see if I can finesse settings a little better. Total coost to upgrade from 13 year old single speed motor to 2 speed with digital controller - $75. Thought this might be a good deal.
    IG 8.4k gal, 12x24, pebble sheen, SGS3000 SWG, Triton II TR100HD sand filter, PCC2000 pop up clean, 1hp 2EZ Speed motor with Whisperflo pump for filter, 1hp Century Sq1102 motor w/whisperflo pump for clean, 3.8' pool depth, 2002 build date - Nov 2015 refurb date. Went from 12.2k gal to 8.4k gal and from plaster to pebble sheen w/abalone shell.

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