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    Pool Pump tripping breaker (my luck, right before I leave for vacation)

    Why wouldn’t the GFCI trip with the one speed pump? As for a fault in wiring, would this start happening even after 7 years of having the pool built?
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    Pool Pump tripping breaker (my luck, right before I leave for vacation)

    Posting an update. I installed the fixed pump today and it tripped the breaker. Although the one speed spare pump was running fine without tripping, the dual speed tripped it. So I decided to elimate the timer and temporary wire the pump directly to the breaker. Same results. I went back to...
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    New motor upgrade

    If anyone read my other post from a couple of weeks ago, my original motor was tripping the breaker even when the pump was not running. I decided to take the motor to a local repair shop since they do not charge to diagnose the issue. Just got a call back that apparently the springs came off...
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    New motor upgrade

    I’m looking at price difference between upgrading the motor and buying a new pentair superflo VS. The difference is around $500. Aside from the cost savings, wouldn’t it be better to go down the route of getting a new pump vs putting a new motor?
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    New motor upgrade

    @guinness you are correct. I do have a Intermatic P1403ME 2speed timer. @guinness and @1poolman1 if I went down the route of the v-green motor, do I eliminate the current Intermatic timer and run power directly from breaker to motor allowing v green VS control panel do all the programming...
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    New motor upgrade

    Thank you. I did communicate with inyopool and the VS replacement motor is close to $850 which I found rather expensive vs purchasing a brand new pump. Need to figure out if to buy a new pump or go down the route of replacing a motor.
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    New motor upgrade

    Good evening. I’m on the hunt for a new motor, 1.5hp, dual speed, square flange. This would be to replace the original motor on my Pentair Superflo model 340043 but Having a hard time finding it. I did find a 2hp. Would I be able to install the 2hp? Thanks
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    Pool Pump tripping breaker (my luck, right before I leave for vacation)

    Thanks for response. It’s definitely the pump. I recalled last night that I have a spare pentair one speed pump. I went ahead and connected it today and started up just fine. This will give me peace of mind as I’m away on vaca and at least I can have the pool water being filtered. Will tackle...
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    Pool Pump tripping breaker (my luck, right before I leave for vacation)

    Hello everyone. This afternoon I went ahead and cleaned the pool filter since I will be on vacation for 1 week. As I started the pump back up, I was able to prime the pump and then breaker tripped. I went ahead and reset the breaker and it would automatically trip with the timer on off. I...
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    Black Algae or Pool Mottling

    I use SW chlorination. I just came back from the pool store and results were all within range, only missing half a bag of salt water. I didn't write down the numbers though.
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    Black Algae or Pool Mottling

    Hello all. Am I having black algae or pool mottling? This just appeared and also present in a corner wall where it curves from wall to floor. Thank you
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    Pentair Pump Motor Replacement

    I replaced bearings because they were making noise. Vacuum was working just fine before bearings began to make noise. I have a pentair kreepy Krauly great white. I was thinking that if it was something wrong with the vacuum internals, then it shouldn’t work when only the vacuum side valve is...
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    Pentair Pump Motor Replacement

    As for the O ring, it was replaced with a new one. So I know it’s in there. Vacuum is 2 years old. Pentair kreepy krauly great white. I can see the rubber skirt is fine. I will open it up and see if I can find anything broken. As for the clogged impeller, it wasn’t when apart and basket is not...
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    Pentair Pump Motor Replacement

    Thank you for response. Going back to issue on hand, when I close all valves and just leave open the vacuum valve, vacuum works as it should. Wouldn’t this be a caused by the motor not having enough power? It worked just fine till bearings were replaced. I also went ahead and removed the...