| To find out what the horse power of your hayward super pump is you|
simply have to look on the sticker that is on the motor itself. The
motor is the part of the pump towards the rear, and you will see wires
hooked to the motor as well. Once you see the sticker just look for the
H.P. label and that will let you know if you have a 1/2 hp, 3/4 hp, 1
hp, 1.5 hp, or 2 hp hayward super pump.
Getting Ready for the installation of the pump
Now that you have found out the horse power of your super pump and have
bought a replacement one you will need some tools and a few small steps
to safe and have a problem free job. You will need a few tools to get
the job done, most are household items found in the family toolbox but
some maybe specialty tools that plumbers use, if you do not have the
tools that we have listed see if you can borrow the tools from a
neighbor, friend, store or you can simply buy them and have them for
Tools you will need to replace the hayward super pump
Pair of water pump pliers or channel locks
Common or Flat Head screwdriver
Teflon Tape or thread sealant paste
5 gallon bucket filled with water
Now that you have gathered all the tools together and you have the
replacement pump all out of the box you will need to turn off the power
to the unit, you can simply walk over to the circuit breaker box and
shut off the circuit for the pool filter, if you are unsure how to shut
the power down you might want to considering hiring a professional to
install the pump or ask someone to shut the power down for you.
Installing the Hayward Super pump
Step One: Rechecking the power
The first step is to recheck that the power is shut down to the
pool pump, make sure you double check to make sure the power is off.
Step Two: Draining water from pumpRemove the drain plugs on the bottom of the pump housing, you will
see one drain plug on the side of the pump on the bottom and the other
drain plug on the front of the pump on the bottom of the water housing
or wet end as some people call it. This will allow all the water to
drain from the pump.
Step Three: Disconnecting the electric from pump
Now that the water is drained out you will want to disconnect the
electric from two places, first find the outlet where the pump is
plugged in or trace or follow the cord back to where the outlet is and
then pull the cord out from the outlet unless the system is hard wired,
which is possible as well but won't be a problem because the next step
will solve that issue. So now that the cord is removed you want to
remove the back cover of the pump using the flat head screwdriver you
can remove the two screws that hold on the back cover.
The back cover is now off and you will see that the end of the cord
is either held on by the slip connectors that you can just slide of the
posts or you may have to use that flathead once again and loosen two
screws that hold the wires on the motor, once you have completed one of
the two options you cord will now be removed from the pump. Do not
through it out will need this for the new pump unless you bought a new
Step Four: Disconnecting the Plumbing from the pump
Replacing a pump with unions
Now that all the electric is disconnected you are going to loosen
the union nuts by turning them counter clockwise with the pair of water
pumps or channel locks you have. There should be two unions, one on the
suction side of the pump and one on the discharge side. Once you have
loosened the two union nuts you can slide the pump away from the filter
giving you more room to work. If for some reason you don't have unions
or only have one union then please read below about how to remove a
pump with no unions.
Replacing a pump with no unions
If you have no unions to disconnect on you pump then what you will
have to do is cut the pipe with a pvc saw if the pipe is made of pvc,
some old systems have steel pipe and they can be connected using a
"no-hub" connector by simply loosing it and then sliding it off.
So if you have pvc pipe just cut the pipe on the suction side and
on the pressure side of the pump and then when you re-install it you
will have to glue on some pvc couplings to re bond the pipe.
Step Five: Removing the fittings and re-installing the pump
Just spin the fittings that are left in the pump housing out by
spinning them counter clockwise. Now its time to just put everything
back on the new pump that you took off the old. Just simply reverse
these directions to re-install the pump.
The fittings that you unscrewed or removed ( drain plugs &
fittings ).Make sure you wrap them or paste then with teflon tape or
pipe sealant before you spin them back into the new pump.
When you are looking at the old cord ort plug, and you see any
cracks on the wire or extensive wear make sure you replace the plug and
cord before going any further.