Where is a good place to purchase a new pump?

coastal

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 23, 2009
87
Naples Florida
Need to buy a new pump

I have about an 18k gal. inground with a spa and it’s time for a new pump. Last year I replaced the motor but I believe that the pump should be replaced. Since it spent a few minutes running without water, it has been getting louder and louder and now it sounds like it wants to be put to sleep. It’s been running year round for almost 5 years so I’m OK with it especially since it had that no water moment. :cry:

It’s a 1.5 hp 110 vac which I believe is about as big as I can get at 110vac.


So, any recommendations to where I can purchase a new pump?
 

vln

Well-known member
Sep 9, 2010
79
I think you can go with a 1 HP pump. It will keep slightly cooler as well since it draws less amps from the 110 volt line.

I would go with a Whisperflow or possibly a 2 speed Pump. I really really love my 1 hp Whisperflow.

I don't know much about hayward, but I hear the super pump is pretty good as well. Do you have 1.5 or 2 inch plumbing?
 

gordiec

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 14, 2009
156
Huntsville, AL
I recently was on the fence with replacing my whole pump or just swapping the motor out (the end goal was to have a two-speed pump). At the time, Google was showing that http://www.poolgeek.com had the Whisperflow I was interested in cheaper than anyone else. I've had good experiences with them in the past and would have bought the pump from them if I had gone that route. Instead, I ended up just replacing the motor and took a chance on http://www.americanbestpoolsupply.com. The transaction was fine -- they sent an email with the UPS tracking number when it shipped and the correct motor showed up at my house about 5 working days later.

Please keep in mind that my experience with them is based on one transaction.

Good luck with the pump!
 

coastal

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 23, 2009
87
Naples Florida
vln said:
I think you can go with a 1 HP pump. It will keep slightly cooler as well since it draws less amps from the 110 volt line.

I would go with a Whisperflow or possibly a 2 speed Pump. I really really love my 1 hp Whisperflow.

I don't know much about hayward, but I hear the super pump is pretty good as well. Do you have 1.5 or 2 inch plumbing?

I have 2". I'll look for that Whisperflow. :goodjob:
 

coastal

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 23, 2009
87
Naples Florida
gordiec said:
I recently was on the fence with replacing my whole pump or just swapping the motor out (the end goal was to have a two-speed pump). At the time, Google was showing that http://www.poolgeek.com had the Whisperflow I was interested in cheaper than anyone else. I've had good experiences with them in the past and would have bought the pump from them if I had gone that route. Instead, I ended up just replacing the motor and took a chance on http://www.americanbestpoolsupply.com. The transaction was fine -- they sent an email with the UPS tracking number when it shipped and the correct motor showed up at my house about 5 working days later.

Please keep in mind that my experience with them is based on one transaction.

Good luck with the pump!
Thanks for the lead, I'll check them out. I wouldn't mind also checking out a TFP forum vendor if there is such a thing.
 

zea3

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
11,051
Houston, Texas
If you look on the bottom of the board index page you will find the category for Lifetime Supporters. There are links to vendors that have offers for Lifetime Supporters.
 

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