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Thread: Dumb question, can I somehow change my motor to a 2 speed

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    Dumb question, can I somehow change my motor to a 2 speed

    This could be a dumb question but I have a 1HP pentair pump that is connected to my pentair 75 Sq Ft cartridge filter. The pump is complete overkill at 1HP for a 5,500 gallon pool.

    Is there a way to somehow change the motor to a 2 speed. Or do I have to buy a brand new pentair 2 speed pump if I want to save on electricity.

    I looked at INYO pools and it says this motor would work? But I have no idea, I'm confused

    Magnetek 3/4 HP 2 Speed 115V Thru Bolt Motor - BN36 - INYOPools.com
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Dumb question, can I somehow change my motor to a 2 speed

    If you have a 1HP pump, you would also have to change the impeller to use a 3/4 HP motor. Perhaps this is the motor you are looking for?

    Please do proper diligence -- I'm not 100% sure that's the correct frame, etc for your pump.
    ~john
    24.5K G, pebble, SuperFlo VS 1.5, 48sq DE filter, Hayward H250FDN, Autopilot RC-52, Poolvergnuegen & 3 daily swimmers in season.

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    Re: Dumb question, can I somehow change my motor to a 2 speed

    Oh ok thanks. A brand new 2 speed entire pentair pump is about $250 or so. Maybe I would just buy that instead since I'm not too handy Thank you
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Dumb question, can I somehow change my motor to a 2 speed

    With a new pump you'll need to connect it to your existing plumbing, not always easy.

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