Can an expert point me in the correct direction to replace the motor in this pump? *pic*

citznfish

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Sep 17, 2007
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I can't seem to find an identical replacement and there are so many choices out there.

Per this thread, I think my motor is shot:
 

Flying Tivo

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Jan 24, 2017
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Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Inyopools.com have great advice, call them up and give them the motor specs, they will suggest a VS that is compatible. Electric company usually runs rebates on changing to VS pumps, look out for that.
 
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citznfish

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Sep 17, 2007
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Do you need that much horsepower?

Maybe consider going to a variable speed pump?
It is a 2 speed pump for my filter. 2 hp. 2.70 total hp. Pool was professionally built 3.5 years ago so I'm just replacing what they recommended. It also pushes water through a large 6 foot high waterfall.
 

borjis

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Aug 19, 2014
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So is a variable speed motor different from a 2 speed motor? I thought they were the same
ya completely different.
The 2 speed runs on either high or low.
The variable will run a range of low to high rpm.

More power savings on the variable.
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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A two speed motor just has two speeds.

A variable speed motor can be set for any speed from about 600 rpm to 3450 rpm.
 

guinness

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May 3, 2019
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If you're going with a VS pump, then you'll need to stick to a Hayward pump like the Tristar VS or Ecostar to be able to control it with your OmniLogic controller.
 

citznfish

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Sep 17, 2007
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If you're going with a VS pump, then you'll need to stick to a Hayward pump like the Tristar VS or Ecostar to be able to control it with your OmniLogic controller.
I just want to replace the motor, not the entire pump. Can that VS pump still work? I feel like I should just replace the motor with the same item.
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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What about the motor that I linked to earlier?

It's listed as 2.6 hp vs. 2.7 hp for the Tristar.

However, in my opinion, the full rate Tristar hp is exaggerated.
 
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