pump

  1. A

    Intelliflo VS pump tripping GFCI breaker

    Hi, I've read around the forum, but I can't seem to find a similar post, so here we go... I came home to find that my pool pump was not running. Went down to check it out and found the the Pentair 220amp GFCI breaker was tripped in the control cabinet. I tried to reset it and it immediately...
  2. C

    Dead Hayward VSP

    Hey All, I came home to a dead "features" pump. Pump runs a waterfall and 6 jets in the pool. Strange part was, the CB in my house popped. Not the one on the OmniLogic panel. Hmmm. So, I've not had very good luck with Hayward pumps or Drivers. I know, join the club. I have two SP3400VSP...
  3. L

    2-speed pump only runs on low speed

    We have a brandnew Hayward Powerflo Matrix 2 speed pump installed April 2020 by a professional electrician. Everything was working fine until yesterday when I noticed that the pump won’t work on High Speed. But it works on Low Speed. I’ve checked the pump basket and nothing is blocking it. No...
  4. tmking86

    Pump amperage

    We have a new Hayward W3CC15093S XStream Above-Ground Pool Filter Pump System, 1.5 HP, rated at 15amps, single speed. It is pulling 14 amps continuously. Is this "normal"? Also, the motor is hot to the touch but has not shut off. We live in the Tampa Bay area and it is 90 degrees outside but...
  5. R

    New impeller now tripping

    Hi All I was given a summer waves/polygroup cartridge filter pump. Had it a for a month. Didn’t work great so I inspected it and it needed a new impeller. Replaced it today and boy does it move water. However, now the built in gfci trips. First I had it plugged into a protected receptacle which...
  6. J

    Real basic pool automation suggestions and pump replacement

    I have a 15,000-gallon inground pool with the following: 1 pool light that works off a switch inside the house, which is not working at the moment, I suspect needs a new bulb. Intermatic basic mechanical timer, which needs to be replaced, not keeping time and until it stopped working...
  7. X

    Hayward sp32900vsp

    I just built a brand new in ground pool for the family. Finally filled it with water today and I can't get the pump to turn on. Nothing happens. I have it setup to a hayward aquaplus, using a 240v siemens qt 15amp breaker. I have even tried just connecting it directly to the breaker instead of...
  8. J

    Trying to replace Circulation pump

    Howdy! first time on this forum, hope everyone is having a good day. I'm trying to replace the circulation pump in a Balboa EL Neptune (pretty sure that's what its called) Original pump in Hot tub was a Waterway cp-1/15-1n22a 3410020-0E motor The pump motor specs are labeled as follows 1/8 H.P...
  9. S

    HELP! New 2 HP pump PSI at 46/filter leaking

    Hi there - Our 1.5 hp pool motor/pump died and our local pool supply recommended going to a 2hp. Sounded ok.....the circulation in pool is fantastic! HOWEVER, now after 1 month with new pump our Hayward Pro Series S180T has started leaking.....first at a seam, now today, also from the head...
  10. S

    need help purchasing new pool pump

    Hello All-- Needing support with purchasing a new pool pump for an in-ground pool. Currently have a Hayward Flo pump purchased in or around 2012; I am being told the motor has gone out. Is this the standard life of one of these pumps? 2nd any recommendations on the best pump brands, vendors for...
  11. C

    What is the process of adding salt to a 32 x16 Intex pool?

    Do we need to wait to get in the pool a certain amount of time after adding? I have read to turn off salt water generator but turn on pump As you insert salt. The directions with the pool are confusing. Husband and I are terribly stressed. We have never had a pool and we seem to...
  12. grumpyveteran

    Just got our 24ft installed today! A couple of questions....

    What do you guys do for landscaping around yours? Our yard was pretty unlevel so it’s lower in the front and raised in the back in comparison to the surrounding ground. This brings me to my other question: how uneven can it be before I should be concerned? Measurements I just took were 13” at...
  13. T

    What's happening with my pump? Making more noise every day.

    Hi! Rental home with crappy built pool and pool installation. My pump was never one of the quietest in the world. Apart from that, they have built my pump outside close to the pool itself so you always hear it when it's working. Lately my pump has started to make more and more noise and my...
  14. J

    Pool builder is recommending SuperPump 1.5hp (not VSP)

    Hello this is my first post and I appreciate any feedback - I am 1 week into my pool journey (deposit is in with pool builder and the engineering plans are being drawn up) I will be having a heat pump and salt water generator installed with the new pool. The pool installer thinks the VSP is not...
  15. S

    Need help with my return fitting!

    Anybody successfully achieved proper water circulation with an Intex pump return fitting? I can put my finger in and push to change the angle, but it only moves about 5 or 10 degrees in any direction. Still blowing basically straight forward and towards the middle of the pool. And no, the cap...
  16. H

    VSF pump benefits convinced me, but now that I have it, don’t know what to do!

    Hello Experts, Brand new pool construction completed late last week. We purchased the Pentair Intelliflo VSF pump. However, while the manual is great at teaching me how to program Speeds 1-4, I still don’t know what to do with them! 1: what does egg timer mode mean? 2: I live in crazy heat OK...
  17. W

    Replaced Pump - Poor Flow? - Help With TDH Calculation

    Hello All, First time posting in the forum but I have loved all the info that this community has provided me. I recently started helping my brother get their inground pool working. They previously had a 1 HP Sta-Rite Dyna-Glas pump. After comparing specs, we decided to replace it with a 1 HP...
  18. M

    Can I limp along with no $ for repair?

    I (mistakenly) installed a cheap 18” sand filter and it is not compatible with my 2hp pump. On recirculate it works fine, but if I put it into filter mode it will over pressurize and send half of the water down the drain. Internally what’s happening is the multivalve on top of the filter gets...
  19. Alexukie

    Running Pump

    We have 14 by 30 pool what do you recommend settings on a pump? And run it 12 hours or 24 hours? I have it now on 900 from 6pm to 6am and 1700 from 6am to 6pm .. thanks
  20. W

    Intex Sand Filter SF8110-2 Beeping and flashing

    Please help, after winterizing my pump as per the manual, I have come to set my pump up again this season. I plugged it in pressed the reset button and nothing showed on the display. After pressing the test and reset on the gfci plug a bunch of times it finally showed some life. However it’s...
  21. S

    Hayward Pump Jandy Valve

    Hello guys, I am a newbie to the pool world. I have a hayward pump and the Jandy Valve seems to be pointing backwards (comparing to all the educational videos I have seen on youtube). Is this normal or should be fixed? should the handle of the valve be pointing towards the pump?
  22. Jonesbackr

    Pool pump pressure spikes

    I power washed the concrete around my pool yesterday and noticed the pool was cloudy, so I turned the pump on first thing in the morning so the filter could get to work. About 4hrs later I noticed the ripples on the pool weren’t heavy and when I checked the filter pressure it was 14psi over...
  23. T

    Small irritating pump leak

    Hello, guys, I am trying to open the pool myself this summer, I have been having this leak since last year as well I just never found a solution, just a small leak at the pump ring and no matter how i try to move the pump or ring around it doesn't stop the leak
  24. F

    Filter housing cracked - should I upgrade the entire system?

    I have been using a Hayward EC-50 DE filter and a Hayward 3/4 HP pump on a 20,000 gal in-ground pool for 35 years. This system was installed by the original pool construction company. It has worked very well and has given me absolutely no problems. The filter housing has now developed a small...
  25. MermaidMama

    Pump bubbles

    Hi everyone!! Would really appreciate any help you can give... My 1.5 hp pump broke yesterday for my 18 foot above ground doughboy pool. I ran out and got a new Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5 hp pump. Connected and cannot get the pump to run without bubbles now. I have a 150lb sand filter that ran...
  26. S

    Pump housing water leak

    Last year I noticed some water seeping through the connection of the pipe coming out of the pump housing when the pump is running. It was very little and didn't really spill over. This year the water showed up again when I opened up the pool, and this time it appears to be dripping off to the...
  27. J

    Is it safe to temporarily (2-3 days) run the pump from a heavy duty extension cord?

    I just built the pool (AquaSport 52 18' Round). The pavers on the pool deck are still going in so we filled the pool up to the skimmer then sealed it with heavy guage plastic sheeting to keep the dust out from landscaping + pavers. Nobody got in the pool and it was clean tap water so I thought...
  28. J

    HydroPool swim spa pump #2 not working

    We have a 2019 HydroPool swim Spa that we’ve owned for about two months. It is installed indoors. There are three pumps, one of the two main swim jets is not working. The other two work fine. It does not make a sound. We’ve done all the troubleshooting such as topping off the water, checking for...
  29. F

    Need Help Identifying Winterizing Parts

    New guy here looking for help identifying the parts left behind by the pool company that winterized my pool. I inherited the pool for the last 6 weeks of the 2019 season so this is my first open. I have the pump drain plugs, filter drain cap, and sight glass figured out. There’s this odd shaped...
  30. D

    Hayward Northstar Motor Humming, Won’t Start

    I own a 2005 Hayward Northstar Pump. Diffuser went bad (cracked), bought identical replacement, all ready to go... and the motor won't go back into the pump housing. We are not able to flush motor mounting plate with pump flange. Hence we can't lock Motor Lock Ring. We tried pushing motor...