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Thread: Preventative Maintenance for a Sta Rite VS 3050

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    Preventative Maintenance for a Sta Rite VS 3050

    Starting April 5th, I'm getting new plaster and tile and the pool will be down for about 10 days.

    Pump was replaced in 2011 when I added Solar.

    Is there any preventative maint I should consider to the pump? It is a sta rite VS 3050.

    I think it is not as quiet as it was when brand new, but I don't think the bearings can be replaced on this motor.

    Is this best to leave it alone? or should I consider a seal, check/replace impellor? other?

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    Re: Preventative Maintenance for a Sta Rite VS 3050

    My gut says leave it alone but here is a bump to see what others have to say.
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    Re: Preventative Maintenance for a Sta Rite VS 3050

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-H View Post
    Starting April 5th, I'm getting new plaster and tile and the pool will be down for about 10 days.
    Wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard this!!!

    Seriously, though, you could take this opportunity to put union couplings at the inlet and outlet of the pump (if you don't already have them) so that if/when it obviously need service in the future, it won't be a replumb job at the same time.
    Keith
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