Upgrade motor for the pump

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Upgrade motor for the pump

Postby Jimtechno » Sun 31 May, 2009 14:16

My pump is Whisper flo 3/4 hp. can i upgrade motor to 1.5 hp.
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Upgrade motor for the pump

Postby Me... » Mon 01 Jun, 2009 08:27

Probably not, you need to post filter size and plumbing size and number of returns and skimmers.
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Upgrade motor for the pump

Postby floridapooltech » Tue 18 May, 2010 16:26

In order to change the horsepower of a pump, you will need to replace the diffuser to work with that particular horsepower and pump.
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Upgrade motor for the pump

Postby mas985 » Wed 19 May, 2010 09:45

If you want to increase the HP of a pump, you need to replace the Impeller, sometimes the diffusor (depends on pump model) and the motor. The impeller is what determines the HP rating of the wet end (i.e. head curve) and the load on the motor so the motor needs to rated to handle the impeller as well. Changing only the motor will not accomplish anything.
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Upgrade motor for the pump

Postby chinhn » Tue 31 Aug, 2010 22:45

I wanted to offer a little advice. Look up Alo they're a Pool & Spa service in Kailua, I think they can help you with a question like this. They are currently providing maintenance and repair service to Hawaii Kai, Kailua, Kaneohe, Honolulu, Waikiki and Mililani, and also do service and repair calls on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Best of luck to you Bud!

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