Our swimming pool pump seems to be getting louder every year. It is
cleaned regularly and appears to be working good. It is approximately
3 years old. Any suggestions for keeping the noise down?
These folks are a great source.
They have Hayward if you insist, but they are very knowlegable and may
suggest something else.
If you need a new motor or wet end, I recommend that you buy both,
already assembled. Getting an old wet end off a motor after a few
years is often impossible without destroying the wet end in the
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:46:06 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If money is no object, believe this.
Bear in mind if you replace the "wet end" you will also be cutting
into your pool plumbing. On Haywards and StaRites you can get the
motor and impeller off without cutting the plumbing and I have not
seen this "destroying the wet end" problem doing it.
If you are going to have a problem, it will be in getting the 4 long
screws out of the motor housing to get to the bearings. The easy way
is to simply grind off the heads, take the motor apart and then heat
the broken screws to get them out of the housing once you get it in
your hand. Put in some new screws, using anti seize compound so it
will come apart next time.
If $300 is not important to you, or you just don't want to fix it, by
all means get a whole new pump.
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 11:28:49 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I don't have to cut anything at all to do this job.
The problem I HAVE seen is failing to separate the wet end from the
motor without damage to the wet end. Not in every single case, but
it's not uncommon. Go ahead and order just a motor if you don't mind
the extra downtime while you place a second order for a wetend you
didn't think you were going to need. By the time the motor or even
just the bearings are worn out, everything else has a LOT of hours on
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