Part # RB053
By Marathon Electric
Part # RB053
SAVE UP TO $513 ANNUALLY!
Enjoy your time in the water without getting soaked by high energy bills. Maximize energy savings with the new imPower™ pool pump motor. Thanks to its innovative design, the imPower motor is inherently more efficient than traditional induction motors. In fact, consumers can see savings as high as $513 per year after replacing an equivalent motor with the imPower motor. The secret lies in an advanced electronic control along with an innovative motor design, which enables the motor to operate at lower speeds and higher efficiency – saving you money.
Note: Most California residents are eligible for a $100 rebate with your power company when upgrading to a variable speed pump. Please contact your local power company for details.
DOING MORE WITH LESS
There’s more to the imPower pool pump motor than just energy efficiency. It’s lighter and more compact than typical induction motors and operates with less noise, offering virtually silent filtering operation. And, the imPower features TEFC - Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled construction and a high-strength bearing system. What does all that mean? Simply that this motor is as tough and reliable as it is smart. So you won’t have to worry about ongoing high maintenance costs. The imPower motor is easy to install and easy to operate. The speed control requires no electronic or programming
knowledge. It works on a single-or two-speed timer, as well as automation control your pool system may already have. And, because it’s designed as a drop-in replacement, it’s easy to install whether to a new pool construction or as a replacement motor.
There's more to the imPower pool pump motor than just energy efficiency. It's lighter and more compact than typical induction motors and operates with less noise, offering virtually silent filtering operation. Also, the imPower features TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) construction and a high-strength bearing system. What does all that mean? Simply that this motor is as tough and reliable as it is smart. The imPower motor is also built on the ECM technology that we have manufactured for the HVAC market for over 20 years, ensuring that the benefits of the imPower motor can be experienced for many years.
imPower's three-speed design makes it ideal for pumping applications. As the affinity law of hydraulics states, if the speed of the motor is halved, the power is reduced by a factor of eight. The lower speeds with the imPower motor enable the pump to filter at lower speeds, resulting in energy savings for the homeowner. Anytime that a contractor can help a customer save money, the contractor ends up coming out ahead as well.
The imPower motor is inherently more efficient than traditional induction motors, thanks to its innovative brushless permanent-magnet design. As compared to a single speed induction motor, the imPower motor is over 12% more efficient on high speed, over 50% more efficient on medium speed, and over 80% more efficient on low speed. Consumers can see savings as high as $513* per year after replacing a single speed motor with the imPower motor. It's an upgrade your customers will love.
Designed as a drop-in replacement for an induction motor, there are three easy ways to install the energy-saving imPower pool pump motor.
With any of the three optional installations, there is no additional time needed for installation versus a standard single speed induction motor.
Product Specs This motor works as a replacement motor for the following pool pumps: Hayward Super Pump, Hayward Max Flow, Hayward Super II & Jacuzzi Magnum. This variable speed motor is also designed to replace any existing 56J fulll-rated pool filter pump motors rated at or below 3/4 HP 1.65 SF or up-rated motors at our below 1.0HP 1.25 SF. For a document which shows you how to find this information on your current motor, click for our guide which will show you how to read your Pool Pump Motor Label.
I used this pump on an existing hayward superpump filter housing. It served well for a few years but the controller went bad. What are my options? Is there any other dual speed automatic motor that I can install on my hayward housing ? Any help is appreciated. I am have been trying to find a replacement controller for the impower pump but its super hard to spot one.
Hi, George. You can use the ECM16CU variable speed motor. A dual speed motor will require an external controller or toggle switch.
Is the I'm pool motor made any more. ?
Bob, Unfortunately, this motor has been discontinued.
The speed control on my pump is not working properly... Or at all... It comes on, runs for 2 minutes at high speeds and kicks down to low... No lights flash on the control panel and nothing I do change this. I cannot reduce it... I cannot increase it... So I cannot vacuum my pool... I need a fix... Earlier you posted that there's no wiring diagram available for direct wire...but is it possible to hard wire to only run on high?
The motor controls on the pump are fried, and I want to direct wire the pump. What wires are the motor leads for high speed. (230v)
Hi, Gerald. Unfortunately, we do not have a wiring diagram of how to bypass the controller.
What is part number for the shaft seal for this motor?
Hi, The shaft seal is specific the pump housing, not the motor. If you can provide the model of the pump housing we can locate the correct shaft seal.
Does this model have a capacitor? If so, where is it located?
Hi, From the specs and manual of the motor a capacitor is not listed.
how to wire motor to run high speed only
Like any other motor schedule, you would set the times you wish the pump to run and select the speed at which the motor is to run. Reference the Marathon ImPower Owner's Manual.
Can you purchase a replacement electronic management system for this motor?
Unfortunately the electronic management system is not available separately.
I'm trying to find a replacement motor for my pool pump but my model number doesn't match what you have listed as the model number. My model number begins with a C48 and yours begins with an SP. Please help.
What we have listed on our chart pages is the pump model number. The model number you have will just identify the motor. If you look on the plastic housing on the pump there should be a sticker which will have the pump model number. You can usually find this by the discharge port on the pump. Once you locate it you can choose the correct replacement motor. Be certain to change the shaft seal and gaskets as needed. You can use our >How to guide if you need help.
(5 out of 5 stars) super easy to use pool pump
Reviewed By: cateye5312 from Grand Junction, CO ()
Pros: super easy drop in replacement
Cons: heater won't run when pump is on low
It took me about an hour to install this pump and about 5 minutes to figure out how to program and run it. The installation was very simple, the instructions are good. When you first turn the pump on, don't be alarmed that it doesn't immediately start to cycle (I was - I about panicked because I thought I wired it wrong). It must go through a small diagnostic check of some sort and then it cycles through low speed, medium speed, and then moves to high speed. The only downside I have experienced is that my natural gas pool heater won't come on when the pump is in low so I won't be able use the low speed setting until it warms up and I quit using the heater which will cut into the energy savings. So far so good - we'll see if it is really worth such a high price tag.