XP2 | LX Pump comparisons|XP2 | LX Pump comparisons

Single Speed or 2 speed, 1.5 & 2.5hp units - some spares are available locally

Pump repairs

DAVEY and CHARGER POOL PUMPS 

Obsolete pumps - Spares no longer available

Portapac Elite combo unit

WATERCO - PORTAPAC 

Pump, motor and heater combination unit - 10A or 15A power supply required - Spa pool application

Speck Pool pump

SPECK POOL PUMP

Very popular - still current 

Magnum Spa booster pump

MAGNUM SPA BOOSTER PUMP 

This model has changed and certain spares are no longer available 

Astral,Hurlcon BX2.0 Pool pump

ASTRAL BX2.0hp POOL PUMP 

A Good performer 

Some FAQ's we get regarding Pool or Spa pump repairs

What is the most expensive component on a pool pump?

That would be the electric motor usually

When is it not economically viable to repair a pool pump?

When the repair cost starts to get past 50% of the value of a new replacement pump

What are the most common problems found with pool pumps?

Motor capacitors, mechanical seals, motor bearings, pump lids, O rings and corrosion - also not forgetting the "Run Dry" scenario and air ingress.

What is the life expectancy of a middle to high end priced pool pump?

This varies from brand to brand. You should get in excess of 5 years of trouble free operation if you carry out a little preventative maintenance every 6 months or so. Basic checks are required. In the perfect world, every pump should be housed in a dry ventilated weatherproof enclosure. Exposure to the elements and or moisture results in Corrosion ageing your motor/pump external metal components prematurely. Most Wooden boxes located outside that house pool equipment are not totally weatherproof. This is 1 of the biggest problems a new pool pump faces in its life. On occasion it nearly impossible to dismantle a pump due to holding bolts fused and corroded very badly. Remember! ... you buy Cheap, you get Cheap!!

What is the life expectancy of a middle to high end priced pool pump?

This varies from brand to brand. You should get in excess of 5 years of trouble free operation if you carry out a little preventative maintenance every 6 months or so. Basic checks are required. In the perfect world, every pump should be housed in a dry ventilated weatherproof enclosure. Exposure to the elements and or moisture results in Corrosion ageing your motor/pump external metal components prematurely. Most Wooden boxes located outside that house pool equipment are not totally weatherproof. This is 1 of the biggest problems a new pool pump faces in its life. On occasion it nearly impossible to dismantle a pump due to holding bolts fused and corroded very badly. Remember! ... you buy Cheap, you get Cheap!!

What is the cost to repair and service a swimming pool or spa pool pump?

This varies from brand to brand. Spares are priced very differently. This is very difficult to commit to a fixed price without dismantling the unit and inspecting internals.

Very difficult to estimate accurately, as there are to many unknowns that we face. We can give you an idea. Pump spares vary significantly in cost

Retail pool shop

Pool Pump mechanical seal failure Gallery

These were Left undetected for to Long. This was avoidable. 
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Seized motor bearing

Seized front bearing and heavily corroded motor shaft - a result of a mechanical seal leaking for an extended period - avoidable

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