As of 2015, we no longer rebuild spa pumps. The problem is that the stuff that was manufactured since around 1996 is everywhere, and most, if not all of it came from Mexico. These motors are not worth rebuilding, and we recommend purchasing a new one online. The rest of this article will remain in place as a place holder.
If you’ve got a pump that’s making a lot of noise, or perhaps not working, give us a call and we’ll let you know if it can be repaired for much less money than buying new. Frequently, we find that about 70-80% of the pumps that are having problems can be repaired and put back into service for another 10-20 years.
The only exception to this rule, is if your windings have been burned out, or abused by an oversized wet end. (IE 4 hp wet end on a 2hp pump motor!). Or… if your windings are open. If this is the case, sometimes we can locate a donor motor with a good set of windings that can be used to repair your pump. I’m frequently asked about ‘getting the pump re-wound’. This is simply not done with these types of motors as they are designed as ‘throw-away’, and you cannot remove the windings, as the frame is tack welded inside the motor case. Besides that, even if you could, with the price of copper at a premium these days, it would be cheaper to get another motor.
And if you decide to purchase your own pump, please do not throw your old motor in the trash! There are a lot of people looking for metal to recycle, and they’d be happy to take it off your hands! RECYCLE! The motor does have value and we don’t need to throw away our valuable resources into landfills.
Please give us a call if you have any other questions about repairing or rebuilding your swimming pool, spa or hot tub pump.
We replace wet ends, seals, capacitors, bearings, and centrifugal switches to bring your old pump back to life again.
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