Pool pump died on me

nicsno

Member
May 7, 2020
11
Houston
When I went to turn on the pump yesterday morning I heard a pop, saw smoke coming out the motor , then nothing. So now it looks like I'll be needing a new pump. I would like a VS but I have no clue on what would be good so any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated! I have attached pics of my current dead one. 20200626_102342.jpg
 

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fields_g

Well-known member
Dec 25, 2014
157
Rockville, MD
Looks like a 2.0HP motor without a SF multiplier.

I assume you are happy with the performance of your current pump. If so, I'd be hesitant to go any smaller. You can always dial a more powerful motor down, but not a smaller one up. Here is the Energy Star listing of VS pumps sorted by energy efficiency. Look for something at least 2.0HP or greater. Availability, pricing, and the scheduling/timing controls are things to consider. Are you going to do a DIY install? Some manufacturers penalize the warranty of "non-professional" installs. Also, check for rebates from your state for installing a VS pump. I see you are in Houston, you may need a "residential contractor near you" to qualify for such rebates. Check the fine print.
 
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nicsno

Member
May 7, 2020
11
Houston
Probably not a DIY for me, I bought the house recently in April. I wouldn't know how to change the capacitor. But to me it sounded like the motor was on it's last legs. It was pretty loud. I would like to not go close to 1k for this.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
34,665
Laughlin, NV
A straight swap (if you have pump unions on the current pump) is the Superflo VS I believe.
Contact Inyopools for availability and if it is a straight swap.