4 Wire Pool Pump setup

shotcaller235

New member
Jun 26, 2020
2
Southern MD
Greetings to all,

A little about me: I am a pool owner for 5 years, so I know a little about how to operate/maintain the pool as I am an avid DIYer. Any help or direction anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. I have searched this forum and internet for the last 2 hours with no luck at all.

Thanks in advance.

Bad news: Our pump finally went out after a long time.

Good news: We knew it was coming so decided to buy a modern pump 2 seasons ago. It is a 230v pump.

Now what brings me here today is I need help on how to wire it correctly. The old pump had 4 wires, Ground, Red, Black and White/Common all going to the sub-panel..IMG_0041.jpg

The new PUMP is the Hayward SP3202VSP. I currently have it wire this way (almost sure it's incorrect, I will also fix the ground):IMG_0050.jpg
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
19,375
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

What was your old pump model?

Usually a pool pump has a 3 wire connection because it is a 2 speed pump. How as your old pump controlled?

Your VSP pump should only have two wires connected to L1 and L2 plus the green ground wire.

You need to identify where the black, red, and white wires go to and which two connect to the 240V GFCI pump CB.
 

shotcaller235

New member
Jun 26, 2020
2
Southern MD
What was your old pump model? Hayward Northstar SP1620

Usually a pool pump has a 3 wire connection because it is a 2 speed pump. How as your old pump controlled? Controlled via the sub panel controller on the wall near the pump. I will no longer need this as the pump has a controller on it that and I am content with using as it light-years ahead of the old one.

Your VSP pump should only have two wires connected to L1 and L2 plus the green ground wire. I concur. I understand the common wire has something to do with the sub-panel.

You need to identify where the black, red, and white wires go to and which two connect to the 240V GFCI pump CB. I also concur
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