- Can I/Should I, replace my pump motor bearings? or should I just replace the whole pool pump motor?
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Poolside Chat Episode #18 Video
Watch the video it’s easier than reading
Hello and Welcome back, Inyoans (not a word) to a new blog post; today we are going over How To Troubleshoot a Pool Pump Motor. We’re bringing some of our hidden treasures to your attention. What hidden treasures you ask? The Hope Diamond? One Eyed Willie’s Gold? No, it is our How to guide’s silly. (more…)
To a layperson (and some pool techs) reading a motor label is a sketchy task. As we scour the fading label that contains a jumble of numbers and abbreviations, our brows will furrow in confusion. If this is you, it is ok because you are in the majority rather than the minority. Most with general knowledge can understand horsepower (HP), amps and volts but the rest will look completely foreign.
I would estimate that about half the ratings on the motor are useless (kind of) to the average homeowner. Ratings like Code, Ambient Temp (AMB), Insulation and a few others are chaffe that can distract you from the points on the label that are a necessity in finding a motor replacement. And that brings us to our blog today; we are here to educate you and anyone else who will listen (or read) about the pertinent info on your motor label. With this pertinent info we can know what motor you own and how to find a replacement, if ever that need arises. (more…)
A question that popped up a bunch when I began in the pool business was “if I use 230 voltage will it save me money?” To be honest, I thought I knew the answer and that hubris made me look like a fool my first day. But after a little research I quickly found the knowledge and now it’s time for you to be let in on this secret. (more…)