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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...
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    Pentair Pump Motor Replacement

    Good afternoon everyone. I have a pentair superflow model 340043, two speed pump. I recently replaced the bearings and seals on it. Lately I am seeing the inpool vacuum having difficulty to move around. Once I close the skimmer valve and just leave the vacuum side open, it has enough...
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    Electrical connection for Hayward Aquarite and Intermatic Digital Timer

    So this works and allows for the SWG to run in low and high. Now I still get the large thump sound when the SWG starts up while in low but no thump sound when it starts up in high. If I start the pump in high and switch to low, there is no thump sound. In in south Florida. Does it matter if I...
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    Electrical connection for Hayward Aquarite and Intermatic Digital Timer

    Com 1 has the blue cable coming from the pool pump and one cable from SWG. No 3 has black cable jumper coming from ac in and other black cable from SWG.
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    Electrical connection for Hayward Aquarite and Intermatic Digital Timer

    Actually it’s different then your diagram. It’s going to Com 1 and No3 vs your diagram which is No2 and com 3. I will look into your diagram tomorrow and see the results. Thank you everyone.
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    Electrical connection for Hayward Aquarite and Intermatic Digital Timer

    Here pics of the actual connections. I have no problem moving SWG to AUX and setting the parameters to run during the hours that the pump is set to run, but in testing it yesterday when I tested the following below and decided to put everything back. 1. Placed the black cable from SWG that was...
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    Electrical connection for Hayward Aquarite and Intermatic Digital Timer

    Hello everyone. I am trying to figure out the proper electrical connection in order for the SWG to work in both low and high pump speeds. It currently only turns on with in high speed. My pool timer is the intermatic P1403 and it is currently wired as follows: Terminal 1 = Hot wire coming...
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    Issues with Hayward Blue Essence

    Here is what I’m finding: 1. New gauge installed. Low pressure is about 4psi 2. I moved the SWG from NO-3 to Aux NO-4 and left COM 4 empty. I used a cable jumper from AC(terminal 1) to Aux NO4. I turned on pump in low and aux on. SWG would turn on but once I switched to high SWG would turn off...
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    Issues with Hayward Blue Essence

    Are you watching my computer screen? LOL. I was just finding the timer manual online to see how AUX works. I have the intermatic p1403me. Will see if interlock is available on this timer.
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    Issues with Hayward Blue Essence

    I have #4 AUX empty. I will connect the SWG cable into AUX and provide results later today. Thank you
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    Issues with Hayward Blue Essence

    I wouldn't be able to run it on low speed most of the time as there is not enough suction for the pool vacuum. On low speed the pool vacuum hardly moves.
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    Issues with Hayward Blue Essence

    New gauge was ordered. This morning I decided to open fully all valves while pump was on low and no flow was detected. Also in reviewing the setup, the salt water panel box does not even turn on on low. So I inspected the wiring into the electrical panel. I have the intermatic digital two...
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