The spa pump is what circulates water through your hot tub. Actually, it is a combination
of a pump - a device for moving water - and a motor that powers the pump.
The spa pump is the second most expensive component in a spa pack, and it is
the one most likely to fail. Spa pumps live in harsh environments. They run
frequently, sometimes at high speed, and have to pump hot water containing chemicals and dirt.
Spa pumps usually last 8-10 years. Broken spa pumps can often be fixed, but the
labor involved tends to not make this worthwhile. Repaired pumps are more likely to
fail than a similar pump that has never been repaired - something caused the pump to
fail, and in the process of failing other parts of the pump are stressed. Unless the
pump is less than about 3 years old there''''s not much point in repairing a broken pump.
You should just replace it. And if the pump and the rest of the spa pack are older than
6 years you should consider replacing the entire spa pack - certainly so if the pack is older than 8 years.
If you are replacing an existing spa pump, you can replace it with the same or
similar horsepower as your existing pump, if you are happy with current forcefullness of the water
coming out of your jets. In general spa motors should have 1 HP for every 4 to 6 standard size jets
(typically rule for 48-frame pumps, and for jets with 5/16" orifices - 10 GPM per jet at 15 PSI). More horsepower is not better.
Overpowering your jets with too much horsepower could damage your plumbing, your equipment, or even you!
So, it is important to get the right sized motor for your spa.
Replacement Vico Ultimax Spa Pump, Niagara model by Balboa. Rated 2.0HP Continuous, 4.0 Break HP, 220V 2-speed 56-Frame, 8.8/2.9A, 2.0" Intake and Discharge. OEM part numbers 1016062 and 1056062. ... More
Cal Spas® OEM Dually Pump, 4HP, 230V, dual speed, 56-Frame, Model PL351. OEM Part Number PUM22000982. Each pump wet end has a flow rate of 125 GPM. Note that this dually pump consist of one motor ... More
This is the 24 hour Iron Might circulation pump, with 48-frame AO Smith motor, and a hi-flo side discharge wet end for optimum flow. Delivers 40 gpm to maintain strong water flow, 1/8 horse power, ... More
Replacing the pump for an in-ground spa?
You will probably need a pump pot.
If you need to install your spa pump near or above the waterline,
as is common for in-ground spas, you will need a pump pot. The pump pot prevents
water from draining back into the spa when the motor is turned off.
Our pump pots are built by Waterway Plastics, the same manufacturer we use for our spa pumps.
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