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    Replacing Pump/Motor

    I am going into year 5 with our pool. Just before close this Fall, the motor bearings became very noisy. So I at least need to do a rebuild, but have some questions:

    This is a Hayward SP2607X102S (dual speed). I can rebuild at approximately $150 + new gaskets/seals for a total of about $175 or so. Or, I can buy a new SPX1607Z2MS replacement dual speed motor and add net gaskets and seals for about $400. Or, I can do a complete change out. I ask because I have sometimes struggled with having enough flow for my far end skimmer. To the point on low, I don't even bother using. I am not sure if stepping up to the next size higher pump would make a difference or not.

    Any tips, for rebuild, motor replace or complete pump replace for best outcome appreciated. (Please note variable probably doesnt make sense in our cheaper electricity area).



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    Jul 2014
    Hickory, NC

    Re: Replacing Pump/Motor

    I was able to repair my pump using guides from and YouTube videos. Try to look up the repair info and see if it is something you​ feel comfortable doing yourself.

    ~ 18.5' x 36.5' inground Grecian pool with vinyl liner
    ~ approximately 23,000 gallons
    ~ AquaRite Salt Water Generator cell size t-9
    ~ 1.5 HP Hayward Pump and Hayward Sand Filter
    ~ TF-100 test kit

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