Having an issue with my pool pump. It’s showing 700PPM and the pump won’t kick on
Having an issue with my pool pump. About 4 days ago I added a bag of salt and it was around 3000 PPM. I noticed today the pump wasn’t running and went out to check it. It’s showing 700PPM and the pump won’t kick on.
I tried resetting the Hayward Aqua Plus and when I did I heard the pump pop and saw a little electrical smoke. Is the pump gone? Didn’t know if it would filter with the salt level reading low, and I could calibrate it to normal level to see if the pump was for sure faulty. But sounds like it is.
dan: Salt level won’t have any bearing on pump running or not… Sounds like a capacitor might have blown in the pump motor.
brian: ok good deal that’s what I figured. This Hayward pump is 4yrs old exactly. Would that also cause the weird reading for my salt? No water sitting on the sensor?
dan: Brian likely, yes, no flow so inaccurate readings.
brian: thank you. I’ll order a replacement motor today.
dan: Brian you might just need a,new capacitor… They’re fairly inexpensive and might be worth gambling a few bucks on one before jumping to a motor.
I’d look strongly at a new variable flow pump too!
brian: how do you check the capacitor? Pull the end cap off and see if it’s burnt?
dan: Maybe, or sometimes when they go bad the terminal end of the capacitor will be swelled… There are electrical tests that can be done as well, but honestly most capacitors are less than 20 bucks… You could find a match for yours replace it and see if that does the trick.