Recent content by cholmes28

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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    Ok, thanks for all the help. I emailed Hayward to see if they will do anything for me since it is just 60 days past warranty, and if not, I will just buy a new motor and raise it up.
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    Yes, that is the main breaker box for the entire house. I do not have a separate sub panel for the pool. The wire running from the breaker to the pool is romex 12-2 wire plus ground.
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    I have a LOT of leaves that collect around the equipment since I have a fence surrounding it on 3 sides. I am going to add a slanted metal roof over the equipment to keep rain and leaves from getting in there, so that should help. I like the idea of raising the pump a few inches, would the...
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    I am a DIY electrician so pardon my ignorance, but how do you know I have 240 available? I tested the wires to the pump and they were 120.
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    One thing I got to thinking was whether my pump was sized properly. It seems the method to calculate pump HP is a bit complicated. Is there a relatively easy way to figure out if I can do a 1.5 HP vs a 1 HP? If I am going to replace motor, now is the time to figure that out.
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    Here are the pics of everything... This motor is 2 months after the 3 yr warranty. Is this normal? This will be the 3rd motor I have had to replace. The first one I replaced after 6 yrs, the second after 4 years, and now this one after just over 3 yrs.
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    Btw, in my case I have a regular 20A breaker then a GFCI wall outlet outside the panel which protects the circuit the pump is on. So that is how I was able to remove and bypass it.
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    Update. I bypassed the timer and the GFCI still tripped so that rules out a short in timer. Then I bypassed the GFCI outlet by removing and connecting wires directly. The pump came on just fine which tells me the GFCI is bad. I figured while I was at it I would install a GFI breaker instead of...
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    I will try what you suggest but it is a pain to access the pump wiring connections so would like to rule out bad GFCI first...Can I remove GFCI and connect the wires together, then turn on pump and if the breaker in panel doesn’t trip, then I know the GFCI is bad or do I need to just replace...
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    Hayward Super Pump trips GFCI

    I have a GFCI outlet coming off my breaker panel inside my house, which then runs outside to my pool timer, and then to my pump, which is a Hayward Super Pump 1HP. The timer has power, but every time the timer kicks on the pump, the GFCI in the house trips. The pump motor never even tries to...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Thanks, I just ordered one. Of course after reading other TFP posts about varying results using the standard solution, I am not sure what it will tell me though. We shall see what readings I get and go from there.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Yes, it is the top left (standard hopper) design.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    Where did you buy the reference CYA solution? I have looked all over Amazon, and the Taylor site, and cannot find anything except pH calibration solution.
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    My water temp is pretty cold right now, it is about 55 degrees. The issue with calculating size, is that the sides for about 75% of the length are straight for 3', then they slope. So when you get to the deep end, there is a 6' square section in the middle that is 8', but beyond that on all...
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    SLAM if CYA is zero?

    So you got me thinking about pool size, so I went out and measured everything, and plan to use my geometry skills to calculate each section, but I also ran my dimensions into several online calculators that ask for length, width, deepest depth and shallowest depth, and it came out at 26,730.