Broken Impeller Ring

Freeswim

Member
Jul 22, 2010
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I just discovered that my impeller ring is broken in my Hayward Tristar pump. It looks like it could be fairly simple to replace it myself. Does anyone have any experience doing repairs on their pump?

Also, what is the risk if I run my pump with a broken impeller ring?
 

Pool Clown

In The Industry
Sep 5, 2008
1,882
Silicon Valley, CA
If it will prime, you will likely have significant loss of flow. But it may pump somewhat. You may also notice a different sound to the pump while it is running. If it won't self prime, you should not run it till you get it fixed.
 

Pool Clown

In The Industry
Sep 5, 2008
1,882
Silicon Valley, CA
Freeswim said:
Also, what is the risk if I run my pump with a broken impeller ring?
Depending how it is broken, you could be wearing grooves, etc. into the impeller. When i said you could run it, i meant temporarily, till you could get the part and install it.
 
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