How To Wire A PureLine Pure Flow Pump Model PL1615 On 230V


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Pool pumps are wired to run on either 230V or 115V. The PureLine PL1615 will only operate on 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 the four screws from the terminal cover and remove the terminal cover plate.

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. 

Use #12 AWG for wire runs up to 100' and #10 AWG for lengths longer than 100'. When in doubt use a heavier gauge wire. Heavier gauge will allow the motor to run cooler and more efficient.

Step 4

Connect the black (hot) line to L1 on the terminal board. If L1 is not visible on the terminal board, see picture for location.

Step 5

Connect the red (hot) line to L2 on the terminal board. If L2 is not visible on the terminal board, see picture for location.

Step 6

Connect the green (ground) line to the yellow wire using a  wiring nut.

Another option is to remove the yellow wire from the ground screw and connect the green wire directly to that screw.

Step 7

Replace the terminal cover and tighten the screws.

Step 8

Connect the external bonding wire to the bonding lug on the motor.

Step 9

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


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 Posted: 6/16/2019 

Could you give further information about the bonding wire, such as the purpose, the correct gauge wire required and its proper location.

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 6/17/2019 

It is a code requirement in the US to help prevent electric shock injury. The bonding line needs to 8 gauge copper wire. For instructions on adding a bonding wire, click here: How To Add a Line to the Pool Bonding Wire

 Posted: 4/1/2019 

I recently bought this pump and just got around to installing it this weekend and when I went to connect the bonding wire there is no lug to connect to as shown in the installation guide. What do I do? Has there been a change to the product where it's now internally grounded and no bonding is needed?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 4/9/2019 

Hello Jim - The pump still needs to be bonded externally. Maybe the bonding lug fell out in the box. Do you see a screw hole where the bonding lug would have been placed? If so, you could attach the bonding lug from your old pump.

 Posted: 4/24/2018 

Hello Greg - You could wire the new pump to the timer the same way as your old pump. You would then remove the trippers and keep the timer in the on position. The other option would be to wire the new pump to the "Line" connections on the timer. This way the pump would always have power.

 Posted: 4/23/2018 

When replacing a single speed pump with a variable speed pump, what do you do about the existing timer? Do you wire the new pump in exactly as the old one was and leave the existing timer in the 'on' position, or do you need to bypass the timer? I am referring to a variable speed pump that has it's own controller with timer on the pump motor.