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    Repair or Replace

    Im reaching out to you all for assistance with a new pump and motor.

    I currently have a single speed motor - Emerson EUSQ1152 48Yframe. It just started leaking water this week. A lot of water leak. The plumbing attached to my pump is old and has been 'patched' previously and has a small leak on pressure side currently (not my biggest worry at ALL).

    Without diagnosing the problem on the current motor leak - Im guessing its no more than a $50 fix for some new seals etc... but then I still have an old pump and high electric use.

    I could buy a replacement single speed motor. $185 but still have high electric use

    I could buy a 2 speed motor ~$385 but then I still have an old pump

    Or I could buy a $600-$750 variable speed pump and motor. Receive a $300 rebate from state and be good to go. Net $300-450


    The variable speed pump choices that are in the running are:
    ECOSTAR SP3400VSP $745
    MAX-FLO VS SP2300VSP (I see this model is now discontinued) $639
    MAX-FLO VS SP2302VSP $679
    Speck Badu EcoM3 V $599


    I have 2 inch plumbing into the pump currently. I have 14k-15k gallon pool. It has a 'spa' but I dont use it for a spa. It does have a heater but also. Not turning that thing on ($). I have 1 skimmer and now have plumbed two old 1.5" caretaker lines backwards acting like 'main drains' (You probably want to chime in on this choice but for now lets examine the pump and motor). =p


    Hay, just trying to reach out for some help.

    Thank you in advance.
    15,000 IG Plaster Triton II TR100 Sand Filter Has a gas heater but not using it.
    MAX-FLO VS SP2302VSP 1970's pool Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD
    1 skimmer and two 'main drains' via reverse plumbed caretaker lines. -Someone incapacited the real main drain.

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    Re: Repair or Replace

    I could buy a 2 speed motor ~$385 but then I still have an old pump
    How old are we talking?


    Or I could buy a $600-$750 variable speed pump and motor. Receive a $300 rebate from state and be good to go. Net $300-450
    Sounds like a good deal but don't forget to include the cost of surge protection. You want to protect your investment. As long as you don't need the pump for spa jets, I like the MaxFlo VS. Very efficient pump with decent features.
    Mark
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    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Re: Repair or Replace

    Can't get the image to upload but it looks weathered. Could still be used a few more seasons

    Any estimate of the surge protection? Need the hardware cost. Think I should be able to get labor for free if it's out of weekend warrior scope

    Thanks

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    Re: Repair or Replace

    The breaker variety cost about the same as whole house so I would go whole house if the pump is on the house line: Eaton Complete Home Surge Protection-CHSPT2MICRO - The Home Depot

    I think that can be used on the sub panel too.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Re: Repair or Replace

    MAX-FLO VS SP2300VSP (I see this model is now discontinued) $639
    MAX-FLO VS SP2302VSP $679


    Am i retarded (dont answer that) if I were to buy the 'older' Max Flo even though it is now discontinued and a new model is out for an extra $40
    15,000 IG Plaster Triton II TR100 Sand Filter Has a gas heater but not using it.
    MAX-FLO VS SP2302VSP 1970's pool Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD
    1 skimmer and two 'main drains' via reverse plumbed caretaker lines. -Someone incapacited the real main drain.

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    Re: Repair or Replace

    I would buy the newer model because it has a built in on/off timer. If you already have a timer, then I guess you could get the older but I wouldn't.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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