Waterway Power Defender 140 Variable Speed Pool Pump 1.4 HP 115V/230V - PD-140

$649.99

IN STOCK
FREE SHIPPING

Model # PD-140

By Waterway

  4.67 Average  

Details

Top

Model # PD-140

Warranty 2 Years

Product Description

Waterway Power Defender 1.4 Pool Pump

The Power Defender 1.4 HP is Waterway’s premium, high-efficient variable speed pump that includes a fully integrated motor, controller, and interface. The Power Defender is a perfect balance of power and efficiency, with 80% efficiency at 3450 RPMs.

The Power Defender VS 1.4HP uses a Nidec variable speed motor, which allows programming flexibility and open communication with a variety of external system controls.

Features:

  • Speed Range: 600-3450 RPM  
  • Efficiency: 80% at 3450 RPM
  • Aluminum enclosure provides a long field life in outdoor environmental conditions
  • Fully functional and easy to operate user interface
  • Capable of setting up to 7 daily schedules
  • Adjustable priming time & speed
  • Freeze Protection Included
  • UL 1081 approved

Waterway Power Defender 140 Pump

Product Specifications

HP:
1.4 HP
Port Size:
2 in.
Speed:
Variable
Volts:
115/230 V
Top

?     Asked on 8/18/2020 by Zebbie

Hello, I have a Pentair Dynamo 1.5 HP that just went out and our pool is above ground 24'or 26'. That pump raised our electric bill so much. Looking for something to help with that. I read where I would have to get BUSHING, REDUCING 2 x 1-1/2" if this will work for me. Also, we live in Indiana would you recommend we unhook and take in or just drain water and leave outside? Thanks!
 Reply

A  Answered on 8/18/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Zebbie. This model would not be recommended for your application. The Power Defender Variable Speed, Dual Voltage, 1.40 HP for Above Ground Pools - PD-140ABG is the recommend pump.
 Reply

  • Commented on 8/18/2020 by Product Owner

    Thanks. I thought this was the same as this...Waterway Power Defender 140 Dual Voltage Variable Speed Above Ground Pool Pump 1.40HP 115/230V | PD-140ABG. But I now can tell by the last initials. 140 ABG for above ground.
     Reply

    • Commented on 8/27/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Zebbie, Correct, they're two different models. 
       Reply


?     Asked on 8/11/2020 by Vic

Can this pump replace a Jandy Stealth Pro 1.5 that has a 2.5hp motor? Pool is 13000 gallon in ground with 2" PVC and is a 230V feed
 Reply

A  Answered on 8/12/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Vic. Unfortunately, it will not. The Waterway Power Defender 270 - PD-VSC270 is your best option. 
 Reply


?     Asked on 5/18/2020 by David Felix

I have a Pentair WhisperFlo WF-24 1hp pump. Would this be a direct drop in replacement? Do I have to change any plumbing?
 Reply

A  Answered on 5/18/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi David, When using the supplied Whisperflo Base which is included with this pump then yes it will be a direct drop-in replacement.
 Reply


?     Asked on 5/15/2020 by John Cote

What pumps do you recommend as a replacement to a 1.5 single speed Stayrite pump? Its housing has a pin hole leak. It is a 1.5 HP single speed motor/110 volts /1.5” pipe. Kidney shaped pool with a small 3 jet spa in one end. 2 skimmers – 1 in the pool & 1 in the spa w/ a cartridge filter underneath (suction side.) A Hayward pool cleaner runs from the pool suction side skimmer. 3 manual suction and return valves control water to/from the pump. Est 12 to 20,000 gallons of pool water.

 Reply

A  Answered on 5/15/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi John, Thanks for your photos those are helpful! Based on what you have explained I would suggest this 1.4 HP Variable Speed Pump. This is one of only a few variable speed pumps that can be wired 115V. The plumbing ports on this pump are not in the exact same location as your current pump so you will have a little re-plumbing. Also the ports on this pump are 2" so you will use a 1.5" x 2" bushing to go from 1.5" plumbing up to the 2" ports. You will save a ton of money on your operational costs by going to variable speed.
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/25/2020 by alberto j palomo

Is this pump suitable for a in-ground pool?
 Reply

A  Answered on 11/5/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Alberto, so there are a few variables to consider when sizing an inground pool pump. Here is a guide that we put together called "How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool" that should help with that. 
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/24/2020 by Michael

I have a SP2605X7 super pump 3/4hp (w/ dead motor) in 20k gallon pool with Hayward S244T filter. I'm trying to decide between motor replacement and complete pump replacement with a variable speed pump (perhaps PD-140?) to save energy. 14 PSI on filter during normal ops. I also have booster pump for polaris vacuum. Not sure of my TDH but my pump is about at water height, 1.5" pvc plumbing. See attached image for pool image showing pump location, skimmer/outlet locations, and plumbing. Thanks!

 Reply

A  Answered on 4/25/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hi Michael, I would lean towards a Variable Speed Motor replacement for a few reasons. First I will layout the items you would need for a motor replacement... You will need this 1.65 HP Century Variable Speed Replacement Motor this Hayward Super Pump Seal Kit and this Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP Impeller The reason I would suggest this route is that I like the 1.65 HP Century Motor a little better than the 1.4 HP US Motor on this pump. You will have no re-plumbing if you just replace your motor. You will have the ability to ramp your HP up a little higher (1.65 vs. 1.4) if needed and the cost is less.
 Reply

  • Commented on 4/25/2020 by Product Owner

    Now that you have suggested a round flange motor, I’m all confused. The dead motor seems to be square flange (see attached picture). Can you help me decipher my pump model (model numbers wore off) and motor replacement needs? Attached are pictures of my pump and dead motor. Thanks! One more factor to consider is that I'm pretty sure I'm on a 115 V wiring setup.

     Reply

    • Commented on 4/25/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Michael, The Super Pump is a tricky one as it looks like it is a square flange motor but it is actually a round flange motor. There is a motor mounting plate on the motor which is removed and once removed it reveals the round flange motor. You can see this better by looking at this Hayward Super Pump Parts Diagram take a look at key #14 (motor mounting plate) which is removed from key #22 (the motor). See my last reply in regards to 115V and 230V.
       Reply

      • Commented on 11/9/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

        Unfortunately, if 230 Volts were supplied to the motor while it was set to 115V, yes, it most likely fried the motor. 
         Reply

  • Commented on 4/25/2020 by Product Owner

    Thanks for the prompt response. One other factor to consider: I am currently wired for 115 volts (at least i think I am). Will this Century replacement motor work for a 115V circuit, or will it require 230V line to be run?
     Reply

    • Commented on 4/25/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Michael, If you do want to go 115V then you would need to go with the Waterway 1.4 HP Complete Variable Speed Pump which is still a great pump. If you go with the Century Motor then you will need to run a 230V line.
       Reply

      • Commented on 6/3/2020 by Product Owner

        So I made a pretty big mistake by thinking I had a 110 volt hookup when it was actually a 220v hookup (I have since confirmed this to be the case). I am pretty sure I damaged the unit, as it smoked and now longer powers on when correctly connected to power. Are the electronics on this motors something that is able to be repaired or replaced without replacing the entire pump motor? Should I replace the Motor on the PD-140? Or go the route of the super pump conversion mentioned above in thread?
         Reply


?     Asked on 4/24/2020 by mike

can this pump be shipped to California
 Reply

A  Answered on 11/5/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Mike, yes the Waterway Power Defender variable speed pool pump is California Title 20 compliant. 
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/22/2020 by William Pennington

The trap basket shape looks like a Hayward Super II - is it?
 Reply

A  Answered on 11/5/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hi William, this pump is the Waterway Power Defender series pool pump but if you are referring to yours, could you send us a few photos of your pump? If so then please take a wide shot of the complete pump to include the pipes going in and out of the pump. To supply photos simply click the reply link below and upload your photos. Once we get those photos we can make the proper recommendation for your seal kit.
 Reply

  • Commented on 11/5/2020 by Product Owner

    Let me rephrase my question. Can a Hayward Super II pump basket be used to replace the pump basket of the PD-140?
     Reply


?     Asked on 4/22/2020 by William Pennington

What shaft seal can be used for a replacement?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/24/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

You have two shaft seal options for this pump that you can view by clicking here and viewing key 10. 
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/18/2020 by Richard Hansen

I am converting to a salt water pool. Is this pump compatible and does salt water void the warrenty?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/18/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This pump is saltwater compatible and salt applications do not void the warranty.
 Reply

  • Commented on 4/20/2020 by Product Owner

    My pool is only 10,000 gallons. Is this pump going to be overpowering? The current pump is 3/4 horse single speed but I want a variable so I can run it longer. The filter is a Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter. Specs are 20 GPM/Ft sq. filtration rate and 62GPM design filtration and backwash rate.
     Reply

    • Commented on 4/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Richard, This pump would not be overkill, most of the time you will be running it at pretty low speed that is where the energy savings comes from. However, you will have the ability to really ramp up the HP for things like vacuuming or if you ever get into demanding water conditions like an algae bloom and need to increase your filtration.
       Reply


?     Asked on 4/16/2020 by Ronald

Can this pump be used on a above ground pool
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/16/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ronald, Yes this pump can be used on an aboveground pool. We would suggest using Rigid schedule 40 PVC for the plumbing if possible.
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/12/2020 by Anthony KINKLE

I have the Hayward aqua logic automation system the board is rev s / rev2.85 . Can I hook this pump up to my system? And if so how do I wire it, my Northstar has 4 wire hook up and the vsp has 3 wire.
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/13/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes you can hook this up to your Hayward Aqua Logic however all of the programmings will be done on the controller on the pump controller. So the AquaLogic would power the pump on and off and then what you have programmed on the pump controller would take over from a programming standpoint.
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/8/2020 by Stephen Crabtree

Do you sell a replacement lid for this pump?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/9/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes the part number for the lid is 5019-22 that you can view by clicking here
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/8/2020 by Anthony KINKLE

does this pump qualify for the energy rebate? And if so how do you get it?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/9/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Anthony. This pump is eligible for energy rebates that are offered through your local power company. 
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/7/2020 by Anthony KINKLE

Do you guys sell extended warranties? If I install it myself does that do anything to the 2 year warranty?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/8/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Anthony. We do not offer any extended warranties. If the pump is self installed, you're still eligible for the full manufacturer warranty. 
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/5/2020 by Anthony KINKLE

I have a 1.5 hp Hayward northstar, will this pump be a good replacement for my original?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/7/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Anthony, Yes this 1.4 HP Variable Speed would be a great replacement for your 1.5 HP Northstar. You will save a ton your operational costs by going to a variable speed.
 Reply


?     Asked on 4/4/2020 by Donald E Gleaton

it's not clear in the manual . does this pump have freeze protection?
 Reply

A  Answered on 4/7/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Yes, the Defender has a freeze protect feature, it is referred to in the manual as the Low Temperature Monitor.
 Reply


?     Asked on 3/30/2020 by randy saxton

WHAT IS THE GPM OF THIS PUMP AND WARRANTY
 Reply

A  Answered on 3/31/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Randy, This pump has a 2 year warranty. For most standard pools on the high speed setting this pump will output roughly 80 GPM 
 Reply


?     Asked on 3/30/2020 by ROBERT O'NEAL

I currently have a 1.5 hp Hayward pump with 1.5" ports. Can I up grade to a pump with 2" ports with causing an issue with the rest of the plumbing.
 Reply

A  Answered on 3/30/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Robert. Yes, you can install a pump with 2" ports without causing an issue. 
 Reply


Top
Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Nut Drivers, Adjustable Wrench, PVC saw. Tape measure, 1/4” but driver, wire stripper, lev

2     0

Our old pool pump was loud and inefficient

Written on 5/26/2020 by Guest

After carefully researching VS pumps I decided on the Waterway PD140. The utility company provided a $350 rebate, the warranty is 2 years even with a DIY install, and it’s made in the USA!

The pump showed up in a very solid box with tons of formed foam. Adapters were provided for my 1 1/2“ pipes and the variable height for the base were very helpful for the install.

Wiring was easy considering my previous pump was 220 just like the new pump is pre wired. Make sure you have a 1/2” seal tite connector - the pump does not come with one.

The pivot attachments on the pump are great and make plumbing it easy with the flexibility.

The new pump is quiet, powerful and doing a great job on our 28,000 gallon pool and spa. Our old pump was a 1 hp and our system ran at 20 psi - same as the new pump in 3450 rpm....

The only improvement that I would like to see would be an easy on - off override to continually run for heating or opening.

This is a great pump and I highly recommend it!

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Adjustable Wrench

1     0

Defective unions not molded fully so the threads weren't tightening fully.

Written on 5/4/2020 by Guest

Installed new unions that. were sent to me replacing the defective ones. Defective ones couldn't be installed in the pump. So it was just installing the new ones that were sent and connecting the hose from the pool and the hose to the filter.

Were these instructions helpful? 
 

Top

Review Summary

 (Average 4.67  out of 5 stars)
3 Rating
5 star:
 
(2)
4 star:
 
(1)
3 star:
 
(0)
2 star:
 
(0)
1 star:
 
(0)

The Most Helpful Review


The Most Recent Reviews