The Hayward PowerFlo is a popular above ground swimming pool pump. The design of the Hayward PowerFlo is a sleek design with one flaw. The current design of the Hayward PowerFlo is a “top mount” discharge that can only be connected to a sand filter. If you have a cartridge or d.e. filter, you would typically need a new pump. The housing on the Hayward PowerFlo pump can be rotated to a “side-mount” discharge, which can be used on a cartridge or d.e. filter. This guide will show how to do this in no time.
Disconnect the hoses by removing the hose clamp then sliding the hose off of the hose adapter. Place the hoses over the swimming pool wall so that the water does not drain out of the pool.
Depending on which motor you have on your PowerFlo, this next step will vary. If the motor doesn’t have a cover on the end of it, the four thru-bolts should be visible. Using a ¼ socket, loosen and remove the thru-bolts. If you feel resistance, I would recommend stopping and contacting a professional. If the thru bolts snap, you may have to buy additional parts or a new pump. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
After checking to make sure that the holes for the thru-bolts are lined up between the motor and the housing, lubricate and re-install the thru- bolts. Make certain not to over tighten them. Replace the rear motor cover once you are done (if applicable).
Before re-installing the strainer, inspect and replace the o-ring if necessary. Lubricate the o-ring before installation. Simply thread the strainer back on (clockwise) until you begin to feel resistance. There will be some play when the strainer is in the final position. Just make sure that the slots for the c-clip are aligned.
Re-install the strainer basket and fill the strainer with water to prime the pump then secure the lid to the strainer.
Turn the power on to the pump and check for leaks. If these are any leaks, turn off the power to the pump and repair the leak.