How to Wire a PureLine Motor Model PL2072, PL2102 and PL2152 on 230V


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Pool pumps are wired to run on either 230V or 115V. Most are run on 230V and are preset at the manufacturer's at 230V. If you are going to wire your own pool pump, you must first know what voltage is coming to your pump from the house circuit breaker. Also you must ensure that the electrical supply agrees with the motor's voltage, phase, and cycle and that all electrical wiring conforms to local codes and NEC regulations. If you are unsure of this voltage or are unfamiliar with electrical codes and regulations, have a professional electrician wire your pump for you or at least check your work. Failure to wire the pump correctly can cause electrical shock or can damage your pump motor and void your warranty.


Step by Step


Step 1

CAUTION: Before you start wiring your pool pump, turn off all power to the pump at the breaker box.

Step 2

Loosen two screws from metal black cap at the back of the motor and remove cap.

Step 3

Feed the 3 external wires through the conduit hole. Typically, the 3 external lines will be black, red and green. These represent the two hot lines and ground respectively.

Step 4

Connect the black (hot) line to terminal 1.

Step 5

Connect the red (hot) line to terminal 3.

Step 6

Connect the green (ground) line to the copper screw with initials GRD molded next to it.

Step 7

Replace the motor cap and tighten screws.

Step 8

Attach the bonding wire to the motors bonding lug. The bonding wire will either be exposed copper or a copper wire with a green sleeve.

Step 9

Finally, prime the pump and turn on the power at the breaker.


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 Posted: 4/14/2019 

My old pool motor did not come with a bonding wire. Is this a necessary and important component??

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 4/15/2019 

It is important to bond the pump. You probably have a bonding wire near the equipment pad, It's easy to connect the pump to a bonding wire. Check out our guide titled "How to Add a Line to the Pool Bonding Wire".