Are all pool pump motors the same?

Are all pool pump motors the same?

The motor on a pool pump will often fail before the pump itself needs to be replaced. Replacing just the motor is a common fix. Motors are generally interchangeable amongst many types of pumps, and there’s currently no standard for replacement motors.

How long should a pool pump motor last?

How long does a pump motor last? Most pool pump motors last at least 6-8 years, often longer. But that’s if you’re referring to magnetic drive pool motors, which are used in newer variable speed pumps.

Can I replace my pool pump myself?

A professional electrician will be needed to disconnect the wiring before a pump can be removed. Once a new pump is installed, an electrician will again be necessary to reconnect the wires to the new pump. A do-it-yourself homeowner with basic mechanical aptitude can replace the pool pump in a relatively short time.

How do you tell what Hayward pump I have?

Luckily, most motor labels come with two searchable model numbers. Hayward labels (pictured) normally have a layout of the Motor Manufacturer model number listed at the upper left and Hayward’s proprietary motor model number normally listed at the bottom left.

How do I know if my pool pump is sta rite?

The serial number is located on or around the same tag as the model number. Take a picture of the tag, jot down the complete serial number and call Pentair Sta-Rite at 800-831-7133 to identify the model and date of manufacture.

Can a pool pump motor be repaired?

Most of the new generation of pumps are already equipped with automatic controls and safety features. In fact, if you take enough time to learn the manual, you might find yourself able to repair some of the problems on your own. Of course, there are repairs and replacements are best left in the hands of professionals.

How long do pool pump motors last?

eight to 12 years
On average, pool pumps last eight to 12 years before needing replacement. Over time, it’s normal for pool parts to begin to wear down. In addition, swimming pool technology has come a long way in the last decade.

How much does it cost to rebuild a pool pump motor?

A replacement motor is generally going to cost you in the neighborhood of $150 – $300 depending on the horsepower. Add another $15 – $30 for the absolutely necessary, non-negotiable new shaft seal.