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Sea Horse®
Centrifugal Pump
Installation
and
User’s Guide
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Contents
Warning and Safety Instructions ..................................................................................... ii
Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 1
Pump Overview ....................................................................................................... 1
Pump Strainer Basket ............................................................................................. 1
Installation ......................................................................................................................... 2
Electrical Requirements ................................................................................................... 4
Electrical Requirements and Wiring ......................................................................... 4
Grounding ................................................................................................................ 5
Bonding .................................................................................................................... 5
Initial Start-up .................................................................................................................... 6
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................... 7
Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket ........................................................................ 7
Winterizing ............................................................................................................... 8
Electric Motor Care .................................................................................................. 8
Servicing ............................................................................................................................ 9
Pump Disassembly ................................................................................................. 9
Pump Reassembly/Seal Replacement .................................................................... 10
The Shaft Seal ......................................................................................................... 10
Restart Instructions .......................................................................................................... 11
Priming the Pump .................................................................................................... 11
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................ 12
Technical Data ................................................................................................................... 13
Illustrated Parts List ................................................................................................. 13
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IMPORTANT PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT NOTICE
This guide provides installation and operation instructions for the
Sea Horse® pump. Consult Lifegard Aquatics with any questions regarding
this equipment.
Attention Installer: This guide contains important information about the
installation, operation and safe use of this product. This information should
be given to the owner and/or operator of this equipment after installation
or left on or near the pump.
Attention User: This manual contains important information that will help
you in operating and maintaining this product. Please retain it for future
reference.
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This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this
symbol on your system or in this manual, look for
one of the following signal words and be alert to
the potential for personal injury.
Warns about hazards that can cause death,
serious personal injury, or major property damage
if ignored.
Warns about hazards that may cause death,
serious personal injury, or major property damage
if ignored.
Warns about hazards that may or can cause
minor personal injury or property damage
if ignored.
General Warnings
• Never open the inside of the drive motor enclosure. There is a
capacitor bank that holds a 230 VAC charge even when there is no
power to the unit.
• The pump is not submersible.
• The pump is capable of high flow rates; use caution when installing
and programming to limit pumps performance potential with old or
questionable equipment.
• Code requirements for the electrical connection differ from state to
state. Install equipment in accordance with the National Electrical
Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances.
• Before servicing the pump; switch OFF power to the pump by
disconnecting the main circuit to the pump.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) of
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND
WARNINGS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY
INJURY OR DEATH. THIS PUMP SHOULD BE INSTALLED AND
SERVICED ONLY BY A QUALIFIED POOL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL.
INSTALLERS, POOL OPERATORS AND OWNERS MUST READ THESE
WARNINGS AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL
BEFORE USING THIS PUMP. THESE WARNINGS AND THE OWNER’S
MANUAL MUST BE LEFT WITH THE POOL OWNER.
SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD: STAY OFF
THE MAIN DRAIN AND AWAY FROM ALL SUCTION
OUTLETS!
NOTE indicates special instructions not related to hazards.
When installing and using this electrical equipment, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, include the following:
Do not permit children to use this product.
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. Connect only to
a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuitinterrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that
the circuit is protected by a GFCI.
This unit must be connected only to a supply circuit
that is protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter
(GFCI). Such a GFCI should be provided by the installer and should be
tested on a routine basis. To test the GFCI, push the test button. The
GFCI should interrupt power. Push the reset button. Power should be
restored. If the GFCI fails to operate in this manner, the GFCI is defective. If the GFCI interrupts power to the pump without the test button
being pushed, a ground current is flowing, indicating the possibility of
an electric shock. Do not use this pump. Disconnect the pump and have
the problem corrected by a qualified service representative before using.
This pump is for use with permanent swimming
pools and may also be used with hot tubs and spas
if so marked. Do not use with storable pools. A permanently-installed
pool is constructed in or on the ground or in a building such that it cannot
be readily disassembled for storage. A storable pool is constructed so
that it is capable of being readily disassembled for storage and
reassembled to its original integrity.
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Carefully read and follow all safety instructions in this manual and on
equipment. Keep safety labels in good condition; replace if missing
or damaged.
THIS PUMP PRODUCES HIGH LEVELS OF SUCTION AND CREATES
A STRONG VACUUM AT THE MAIN DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
BODY OF WATER. THIS SUCTION IS SO STRONG THAT IT CAN TRAP
ADULTS OR CHILDREN UNDER WATER IF THEY COME IN CLOSE
PROXIMITY TO A DRAIN OR A LOOSE OR BROKEN DRAIN COVER
OR GRATE.
THE USE OF UNAPPROVED COVERS OR ALLOWING USE OF THE
POOL OR SPA WHEN COVERS ARE MISSING, CRACKED OR BROKEN
CAN RESULT IN BODY OR LIMB ENTRAPMENT, HAIR ENTANGLEMENT, BODY ENTRAPMENT, EVISCERATION AND/OR DEATH. The suction at a drain or outlet can cause:
Limb Entrapment: When a limb is sucked or inserted into an opening
resulting in a mechanical bind or swelling. This hazard is present when
a drain cover is missing, broken, loose, cracked or not properly secured.
Hair Entanglement: When the hair tangles or knots in the drain cover,
trapping the swimmer underwater. This hazard is present when the flow
rating of the cover is too small for the pump or pumps.
Body Entrapment: When a portion of the body is held against the drain
cover trapping the swimmer underwater. This hazard is present when the
drain cover is missing, broken or the cover flow rating is not high enough
for the pump or pumps.
Evisceration/Disembowelment: When a person sits on an open pool
(particularly a child wading pool) or spa outlet and suction is applied directly
to the intestines, causing severe intestinal damage. This hazard is present
when the drain cover is missing, loose, cracked, or not properly secured.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For Installation of Electrical Controls at Equipment Pad
(ON/OFF Switches, Timers and Automation Load Center)
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Install all electrical controls at equipment pad, such as on/off
switches, timers, and control systems, etc. to allow the
operation (startup, shut-down, or servicing) of any pump or
filter so the user does not place any portion of his/her body
over or near the pump strainer lid, filter lid or valve closures.
This installation should allow the user enough space to stand
clear of the filter and pump during system start-up, shut down
or servicing of the system filter.
IMPORTANT PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Mechanical Entrapment: When jewelry, swimsuit, hair decorations,
finger, toe or knuckle is caught in an opening of an outlet or drain cover.
This hazard is present when the drain cover is missing, broken, loose,
cracked, or not properly secured.
NOTE: ALL SUCTION PLUMBING MUST BE INSTALLED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST NATIONAL AND LOCAL CODES,
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES.
TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF INJURY DUE TO
SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD:
• A properly installed and secured ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 approved
anti-entrapment suction cover must be used for each drain.
• Each suction cover must be installed at least three (3’) feet apart,
as measured from the nearest point to nearest point.
• Regularly inspect all covers for cracks, damage and advanced
weathering.
• If a cover becomes loose, cracked, damaged, broken or is missing,
replace with an appropriate certified cover.
• Replace drain covers as necessary. Drain covers deteriorate over
time due to exposure to sunlight and weather.
• Avoid getting hair, limbs or body in close proximity to any suction
cover, pool drain or outlet.
• Disable suction outlets or reconfigure into return inlets.
A clearly labeled emergency shut-off switch for the
pump must be in an easily accessible, obvious place.
Make sure users know where it is and how to use it in case of emergency.
The Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool and Spa Safety Act creates
new requirements for owners and operators of commercial swimming
pools and spas.
Commercial pools or spas constructed on or after December 19, 2008,
shall utilize:
(A) A multiple main drain system without isolation capability with suction
outlet covers that meet ASME/ANSI A112.19.8a Suction Fittings for
Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs and either:
(i) A safety vacuum release system (SVRS) meeting ASME/ANSI
A112.19.17 Manufactured Safety Vacuum Release systems (SVRS)
for Residential and Commercial Swimming Pool, Spa, Hot Tub,
and Wading Pool Suction Systems and/or ASTM F2387 Standard
Specification for Manufactured Safety Vacuum Release Systems
(SVRS) for Swimming pools, Spas and Hot Tubs or
(ii) A properly designed and tested suction-limiting vent system or
(iii) An automatic pump shut-off system.
Commercial pools and spas constructed prior to December 19, 2008,
with a single submerged suction outlet shall use a suction outlet cover
that meets ASME/ANSI A112.19.8a and either:
(A) A SVRS meeting ASME/ANSI A112.19.17 and/or ASTM F2387, or
(B) A properly
designed
and tested suction-limiting vent system, or
Pentair Water
Pool and Spa
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(C) An automatic
pumpatshut-off
or
For Installation
of Electrical Controls
Equipmentsystem,
Pad
(ON/OFF Switches, Timers and Automation Load Center)
(D) Disabled submerged outlets, or
(E) Suction outlets shall be reconfigured into return inlets.
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switches,
timers, and control of
systems,
etc. to allow the
For
Installation
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operation (startup, shut-down, or servicing) of any pump or
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filter so the user does
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This installation should allow the user
enough
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clear of the filter and pump during system start-up, shut down
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switches,
timers, and control systems, etc. to
or servicing of the system filter.
allow the operation (startup, shut-down, or servicing)
of any pump or filter so the user does not place any
portion of his/her body over or near the pump strainer
lid, filter lid or valve closures. This installation should
allow the user enough space to stand clear of the
filter and pump during system start-up, shut down or
servicing of the system filter.
HAZARDOUS PRESSURE: STAND CLEAR OF
PUMP AND FILTER DURING START UP
Circulation systems operate under high pressure.
When any part of the circulating system (i.e.
locking ring, pump, filter, valves, etc.) is serviced,
air can enter the system and become pressurized.
Pressurized air can cause the pump housing cover filter lid and valves
to violently separate which can result in severe personal injury or death.
Filter tank lid and strainer cover must be properly secured to prevent
violent separation. Stand clear of all circulation system equipment when
turning on or starting up pump.
Before servicing equipment, make note of the filter pressure. Be sure
that all controls are set to ensure the system cannot inadvertently start
during service. Turn off all power to the pump. IMPORTANT: Place filter
manual air relief valve in the open position and wait for all pressure
in the system to be relieved.
Before starting the system, fully open the manual air relief valve and place
all system valves in the “open” position to allow water to flow freely from the
tank and back to the tank. Stand clear of all equipment and start the pump.
IMPORTANT: Do not close filter manual air relief valve until all
pressure has been discharged from the valve and a steady stream
of water appears. Observe filter pressure gauge and be sure it is not
higher than the pre-service condition.
General Installation Information
• All work must be performed by a qualified service professional, and
must conform to all national, state, and local codes.
• Install to provide drainage of compartment for electrical components.
• These instructions contain information for a variety of pump models
and therefore some instructions may not apply to a specific model. All
models are intended for use in swimming pool applications. The pump
will function correctly only if it is properly sized to the specific application
and properly installed.
Pumps improperly sized or installed or used in
applications other than for which the pump was
intended can result in severe personal injury or death. These risks may
include but not be limited to electric shock, fire, flooding, suction
entrapment or severe injury or property damage caused by a structural
failure of the pump or other system component.
The pump can produce high levels of suction within
the suction side of the plumbing system. These high
levels of suction can pose a risk if a person comes within the close
proximity of the suction openings. A person can be seriously injured by
this high level of vacuum or may become trapped and drown. It is
absolutely critical that the suction plumbing be installed in accordance
with the latest national and local codes for swimming pools.
Warnings and safety instructions for Lifegard Aquatics pumps and
other related products are available at:
http://www.lifegardaquactics.com/literature or call (562) 404-4129
for additional free copies of these instructions.
Please refer to http://www.lifegardaquactics.com for warning
and safety instructions related to this product.
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Introduction
Pump Overview
The Sea Horse centrifugal pump is designed to operate for years with proper maintenance. The pump housing,
bracket diffuser, hair and lint pot and impeller are made from high quality thermoplastic materials. These
materials have been selected for their corrosion-resistant nature. When installed, operated and maintained in
accordance with these instructions, your pump will provide years of service.
Strainer Basket
Sea Horse Booster Pump
Your centrifugal pump is driven by an electric motor. The motor is directly attached to the pump impeller. As
the electric motor turns, it causes the impeller to turn and this causes the water to flow. The water flows into
the hair and lint pot inlet and through the basket assembly to prestrain large particles. The flow then enters the
center of the pump housing. If the pump does not contain the hair and lint pot assembly, the flow simply enters
the center of the pump housing. The flow goes through the impeller and out the pump discharge port.
Two Speed Pump Models
The performance of this pump will be the same at high speed as the same model single speed pump, both
hydraulically and prime wise. At low speed, the pump will produce one half the flow and 1/4 the pressure of
high speed. However, the pressure required by the filter and pool plumbing at half flow will also be greatly
reduced due to much lower system friction. These lower friction losses result in great energy savings. At one
half flow (low speed) the electrical energy savings are 60% for equal amounts of circulated water.
Turn motor to low speed for quiet operation and electrical cost savings. Since the pump should be operated
mostly at low speed for cost saving, minor adjustments may be required in the automatic chlorine dispenser,
the skimmers and the heater due to the lower flow. (See the equipment manufacturer’s operation manuals.)
Pool owners should use high speed for vacuuming the pool, quick filtering action, priming the system, and to
keep up with heavy bathing loads.
SPA and Tub owners will want to use high speed for good jet action.
Pump Strainer Basket
The strainer basket, sometimes referred to as the ‘Hair and Lint Pot’, is located in front of the pump housing.
Inside the chamber is the basket which must be kept clean of leaves and debris at all times.
Regardless of the length of time between filter cleaning, it is important to visually inspect the hair and lint pot
basket at least once a week. A dirty basket will reduce the efficiency of the filter and heater and also put an
abnormal stress on the pump motor.
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Installation
1. Check carton for any evidence of damage due to rough handling in shipment. If carton or any pump
components are damaged, notify freight carrier immediately.
2. After inspection, carefully remove pump from carton.
3. The pump should be secured to a flat solid foundation, high enough to prevent flooding of the motor. A
sheltered location is best, being sure to allow for adequate ventilation.
4. Provide space and lighting for routine maintenance access. Do not mount electrical controls directly
over pump.
5. The pump should be installed as near to the pool or spa as practical. Avoid installing the pump more
than a few feet above the water level. Suction lifts of more than five feet will cause very long priming
times. Pump will not lift more than 8 feet.
6. The location should provide for adequate floor drainage to prevent flooding.
7. Provide for the need to remove the pump for potential service by providing valves or other means to
disconnect the pump suction and discharge.
8. Never store pool chemicals within 10 ft. of your pool filter and pump. Pool chemicals are corrosive and
should always be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.
WARNING
Chemical fumes and/or spills can cause severe corrosive attack to the filter and pump structural components. Structurally
weakened filter or pump components can cause filter, pump or valve attachments to separate and could cause severe
bodily injury or property damage.
9. Assemble piping and pipe fittings to pump and valve. All piping must conform to local and state
plumbing and sanitary codes.
10. Use threaded seal tape or pipe sealants on all male connections of pipe and fittings. Use only pipe
sealant compounds suited for plastic pipe. Support pipe to prevent strains on filter, pump or valve. DO
NOT USE PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS.
11. Avoid over tightening the pipe threads when connecting fittings to the pump. Proper procedure is to
apply a pipe sealant to the thread and then install hand tight plus 1-1/2 turns. DO NOT OVER
TIGHTEN.
12. Long piping runs and elbows restrict flow. For best efficiency, use the fewest possible fittings, large
diameter pipe (at least 1-1/2") and locate equipment as close to the pool as possible. The pump suction
line should not be smaller than the pipe size on the inlet of the pump.
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13. It is essential that the suction line be free of air leaks and air traps.
14. Suction fittings must conform to ASME/ANSI A 112.19.8 M Standards. Use double suction fittings.
15. The maximum operating pressure of this unit is 25 pounds per square inch. Never operate this pump
above this pressure.
This pump is not intended to be operated in series with other pumps.
WARNING
DO NOT permit children to use this product.
16. Wiring of this pump should be performed by a licensed electrician in accordance with the National
Electrical Code or your local electrical code.
WARNING
Never work on pump while it is running or power is still connected; hazardous voltage can cause severe or fatal injury.
A suitable ground fault interrupter should always be installed at the power supply source of the unit.
WARNING
Ground motor before connecting to electrical power supply. Failure to ground motor can cause severe or fatal electrical
shock hazard. Do not ground to a gas supply line.
17. The pump motor must be wired for the proper voltage in accordance with the wiring diagram supplied
with the motor.
WARNING
Wiring the motor with the incorrect supply voltage will cause damage to the motor
and void the warranty.
18. The wiring to the motor should be kept as short as possible and large enough NOT to cause an
excessive voltage drop. Use the wire size table as a guide in selecting minimum conductor size.
19. Install, ground and bond wire according to local or National Electrical Code requirements.
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Electrical Requirements
This section describes how to wire the Sea Horse pump.
Note: Before installing this product, read and follow all warning and safety instructions starting
on page ii.
Electrical Requirements and Wiring
When pump is mounted permanently within five (5) ft. of the inside walls of a swimming pool, you MUST use a
No. 8 AWG or larger conductor to connect to bonding conductor lug.
Wiring Installation
Risk of electrical shock or electrocution.
This pool pump must be installed by a licensed or certified electrician or a qualified pool
serviceman in accordance with the all National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes
and ordinances. Improper installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in
death or serious injury to pool users, installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also
cause damage to property.
Always disconnect power to the pool pump at the circuit breaker before servicing the
pump. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury to serviceman, pool users or
others due to electric shock.
1. Make sure all electrical breakers and switches are turned off before wiring motor.
2. Make sure that the wiring voltage matches the motor voltage (230 VAC or 115 VAC). If they do not match
permanent damage to the motor will occur.
3. Choose a wire size from the Table 1 (page 5). When in doubt use a heavier gauge (larger diameter) wire.
Heavier gauge will allow the motor to run cooler and more efficiently.
4. Make sure all electrical connections are clean and tight.
5. Cut wires to the appropriate length so they don’t overlap or touch when connected to the terminal board.
WARNING
Never work on pump while it is running or power is still connected; hazardous voltage can cause severe or fatal injury.
A suitable ground fault interrupter should always be installed at the power supply source of the unit.
WARNING
Ground motor before connecting to electrical power supply. Failure to ground motor can cause severe or fatal electrical
shock hazard. Do not ground to a gas supply line.
6. The pump motor must be wired for the proper voltage in accordance with the wiring diagram supplied
with the motor.
Wiring the motor with the incorrect supply voltage will cause damage to the motor and void the
warranty.
7. The wiring to the motor should be kept as short as possible and large enough NOT to cause an
excessive voltage drop. Use the wire size Table 1 as a guide in selecting minimum conductor size.
8. Install, ground and bond wire according to local or National Electrical Code requirements.
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Wiring Installation (continued)
9. Bond the motor to the pool structure in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Use a solid No. 8 AWG
or larger copper conductor. Run a wire from the external bonding screw on the motor to the pool bonding
structure.
10. Connect the pump permanently to a circuit. Make sure no other lights or appliances are on the same circuit.
Table 1. – RECOMMENDED FUSING AND WIRING DATA
Dist. in Ft. (m) (Service to Motor)
0-100'
101-200'
201-300'
(0-30)
(31-60)
(61-90)
Temp Rating
C°
115/60/1
14 (2)
12 (3)
10 (5.5)
75
20A
115/60/1
10 (5.5)
8 (8.4)
6 (14)
75
16.1 - 20.0
25A
115/60/1
10 (5.5)
8 (8.4)
6 (14)
75
12.0 or Less
15A
230/60/1
14 (2)
12 (3)
10 (5.5)
75
Motor Nameplate
Full Load Amps*
Branch
Circuit
Volts/Hz/
Phase
12.0 or Less
15A
12.1 - 16.0
*Amps ratings are found on the motor nameplate.
Notice: Values given are for Pump motor only. Do not put any other accessories on this circuit.
GROUNDING
Permanently ground motor. Use green terminal provided under motor canopy or access plate; use size and type wire
required by code. Connect motor ground terminal to electrical service ground. On cord connected circuits, check for
proper grounding.
BONDING
The National Electrical Code Article 680-22 requires that the motor be electrically bonded to appropriate permanently
installed pool or spa/hot tub structure by a solid copper conductor no smaller than No. 8 AWG. Bonding wire should be
connected from the accessible wire connector on the motor shell to all metal parts of the swimming pool spa or hot tub
structure and to all electrical equipment, metal conduit and metal piping within five (5) feet of the inside walls of a
swimming pool spa or hot tub. A grounding lug is provided on the exterior of the motor shell for this purpose.
WARNING
For cord and plug-connected units – Do not bury cord. Locate cord to minimize abuse from lawn mowers, hedge
trimmers, and other equipment.
WARNING
For cord and plug-connected units – To reduce the risk or electric shock, replace damaged cord immediately.
WARNING
For cord and plug-connected units –To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use extension cord to connect unit to
electric supply; provide a properly located outlet.
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INITIAL START UP
1. Relieve all system pressure and open all air bleeders on total hydraulic system prior to starting the
pump. See filter owner’s manual.
2. Ensure that all fittings, clamps, closures and couplings are tight and in accordance with equipment
manufacturer’s recommendations.
3. Open suction and discharge valve to allow free flow of water. On flooded suction pumps with
strainer pot, the water source is higher than the pump. The water will flow into the pump strainer pot
and the pot will fill with water. On pumps without strainer pot, the water will fill the pump housing.
4. On non-flooded suction systems, the pump lid will have to be removed by rotating the lid counterclockwise to a stop and lifting the lid.
5. The pump strainer pot should be filled with water up to suction opening on the pump.
6. It is good practice to lubricate the lid o-ring with silicone lubricant each time the lid is removed. The
o-ring should be cleaned and inspected every time the strainer pot is opened.
7. The lid should be replaced on the pot by aligning the lid ears with the slots on the strainer pot. Press
the lid down and twist the lid clockwise to engage the lid.
8. The pump is now ready to prime. Energize the motor and the pump will prime. The time to prime will
depend on the suction lift and the distance and size of suction piping. Turn off power if the pump
does not prime within five minutes and refer to the Troubleshooting Guide section of this manual.
NOTICE: Never run the pump dry. Running dry may damage the seals and pump housing. Continued operation in
this matter could cause a loss of pressure, resulting in damage to the pump case, impeller, and seal and may cause
property damage and personal injury.
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Maintenance
This section describes how to maintain the Sea Horse pump.
Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket
The strainer basket in the pump should be inspected and cleaned twice each week. Remove the clear lid and
the basket and clean debris from basket. Inspect the lid o-ring; if damaged replace. The pump seal requires no
lubrication. Refer to motor service centers for motor servicing.
DO NOT open the strainer pot if pump fails to prime or if pump has been operating without
water in the strainer pot. Pumps operated in these circumstances may experience a build up
of vapor pressure and may contain scalding hot water. Opening the pump may cause serious
personal injury. In order to avoid the possibility of personal injury, make sure the suction and
discharge valves are open and strainer pot temperature is cool to touch, then open with
extreme caution.
To prevent damage to the pump and filter and for proper operation of the system, clean pump
strainer and skimmer baskets regularly.
1. Turn off motor.
2. Close the inlet and discharge valves.
Strainer
Lid
3. Relieve pressure in the system.
4. Turn the lid and locking ring in a counter-clockwise direction and remove
them from the pump.
5. Remove the debris from the basket and rinse out the basket. Replace the
basket if it is cracked.
O-Ring
Strainer
Basket
6. Replace the basket.
7. Fill the pump pot and volute up to the inlet port with water.
8. Clean the lid and locking ring, O-ring, and sealing surface of the pump pot.
NOTE
It is important that the O-ring be kept clean and well lubricated.
9. Reinstall the lid by placing the lid and locking ring on the pot.
a. Make sure the lid O-ring is properly placed. Seat the lid and locking ring
on the pump then turn clockwise until the locking ring handles are
horizontal.
10. Open the inlet and discharge valves.
11. Turn the power “ON” at the house circuit breaker. Reset the pool time clock to the correct time.
THIS SYSTEM OPERATES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE.
When any part of the circulating system (e.g., Lock Ring, Pump, Filter, Valves, etc.) is
serviced, air can enter the system and become pressurized. Pressurized air can cause the lid
to separate off which can result in serious injury, death, or property damage. To avoid this
potential hazard, follow these instructions.
12. Open the manual air relief valve on top of the filter.
13. Stand clear of the filter. Start the pump.
14. Bleed air from the filter until a steady stream of water comes out. Close the manual air relief valve.
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Winterizing
NOTICE: Allowing the water to freeze in pump will damage the pump and cause potential water damage / flooding
and potential property damage.
1. If the air temperature drops below 35° F (1.67° C), the water in the pump can freeze and cause damage. Freeze
damage is not covered under warranty.
2. Drain all water from pump housing and piping when freezing temperatures are expected. A drain plug
is provided to drain the pump. If the pump has a strainer pot, both the strainer drain plug and the
housing drain plug should be removed. If pump has no strainer pot, then only remove the housing plug.
3. If the pump can be removed and placed in an inside dry location this should be done. Cover the motor
to protect it from severe rain, snow and ice.
4. For an outdoor unprotected location, it is best to protect the equipment in a weatherproof enclosure.
5. Do not wrap the motor with plastic because condensation could form inside the motor.
6. In installations where the pump cannot be drained, a 40% propylene glycol 60% water solution will
protect to -50° F.
NOTICE: Do not use anti-freeze solutions except propylene glycol; as other anti-freeze is highly toxic and will
damage the pump.
Electric Motor Care
1. Protect from heat.
a. Shade the motor from the sun.
b. Any enclosure must be well ventilated to prevent overheating.
c. Provide ample cross ventilation.
2. Protect against dirt.
a. Protect from any foreign matter or splashing water.
b. Do not store (or spill) pool chemicals on or near the motor.
c. Avoid sweeping or stirring up dust near the motor while it is operating.
d. If a motor has been damaged by dirt it voids the motor warranty.
3. Protect against moisture.
a. Protect from splashing pool water and lawn sprinklers.
b. Protect from the weather.
c. If a motor has become wet, let it dry before operating. Do not allow the pump to operate if it has been flooded.
d. If a motor has been damaged by water it voids the motor warranty.
NOTE
• DO NOT wrap motor with plastic or other air tight materials. The motor may be covered during a storm, for
winter storage, etc., but never when operating, or expecting operation.
• When replacing the motor, be certain that the motor support is correctly positioned to support the size of
motor being installed.
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Servicing
This section describes how to service the Sea Horse pump.
Risk of electrical shock or electrocution
This pool pump must be installed by a licensed or certified electrician or a qualified pool serviceman
in accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances.
Improper installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in death or serious injury to
pool users, installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also cause damage to property.
Always disconnect power to the pool pump at the circuit breaker before servicing the pump.
Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury to serviceman, pool users or others due
to electric shock.
Read all servicing instructions before working on the pump.
DO NOT open the strainer pot if pump fails to prime or if pump has been operating without water in the
strainer pot. Pumps operated in these circumstances may experience a build up of vapor pressure and
may contain scalding hot water. Opening the pump may cause serious personal injury. In order to avoid
the possibility of personal injury, make sure the suction and discharge valves are open and strainer pot
temperature is cool to touch, then open with extreme caution.
Pump Disassembly
1. All moving parts are located in the rear subassembly of this pump.
Tools required:
a. Adjustable wrench.
b. Flat-blade screw driver.
c. 3/4 inch socket wrench.
d. 5/16 inch open end wrench.
e. 1/4 inch open end wrench.
2. To remove and repair the motor subassembly perform the following procedures:
a. Turn off the pump circuit breaker at the main panel. Close suction and discharge valves to relieve system
pressure.
b. Drain the pump by removing the drain plugs. CAUTION! Use extreme care when handling the
mechanical seal. The mating seal surfaces are polished and are easily damaged.
c. The mechanical seal can be changed without disconnecting piping by removing six (6) bolts and pulling the
motor with pump bracket diffuser and impeller assembly away from front pump housing body. Using a
5/16” open end wrench, remove the six (6) bolts that secure the main pump body (strainer pot/volute) to
the rear subassembly.
d. GENTLY pull the two pump halves apart, removing the rear subassembly. Remove impeller and rotating
portion of seal by holding motor shaft and rotating the impeller counter-clockwise when facing the shaft
extension on the motor.
e. The rotating portion of the seal can now be removed from the impeller. Clean the impeller hub and lubricate
with soapy water. Wipe off shining carbon sealing surface of new mechanical seal with a clean tissue to
remove oily fingerprints or other foreign materials. The new rotating seal can be pressed back onto the
impeller.
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Pump Disassembly, continued.
f.
To remove the stationary ceramic seal seat, first loosen the four motor bolts which run through the entire
length of the motor into the bracket diffuser. Remove the bracket diffuser from the motor. Press the
ceramic seat and rubber gasket out of the bracket diffuser.
g. Clean the bracket diffuser seal area and lubricate with soapy water. Press the new ceramic seal and gasket
into the bracket diffuser, being sure it is fully seated. Wipe off the ceramic sealing surface with a clean
tissue to remove oily fingerprints or foreign substances.
Be sure not to scratch or mar the polished shaft seal faces; seal will leak if faces
are damaged.
Pump Reassembly/Seal Replacement
1. Place the bracket diffuser on the motor and carefully align the four motor through bolts. Secure the housing
onto the motor being careful not to overtighten the bolts. Gradually bring bolts up to final tightness by moving
across diametrically and in a criss-cross pattern.
2. Screw the impeller with new rotating seal onto the motor shaft. Rotate the motor shaft to make sure the impeller
is not touching the bracket diffuser.
3. Clean the bracket diffuser o-ring and check to make sure it is in position. Replace the motor and bracket
diffuser on the front pump housing body and bolt into position with six (6) bolts. Gradually bring bolts up to
final tightness by moving across diametrically and in a criss-cross pattern.
CAUTION! DO NOT overtighten the bolts.
4. Fill the pump with water.
5. Reinstall the pump lid and locking ring.
6. Reprime the system. Refer to initial start-up procedures to restart the pump.
The Shaft Seal
1. The Shaft Seal consists primarily of two parts, a rotating member and a ceramic seal.
2. The pump requires little or no service other than reasonable care, however, a Shaft Seal may occasionally
become damaged and must be replaced.
The polished and lapped faces of the seal could be damaged if not handled with care.
In mild climate area, when temporary freezing conditions may occur, run your filtering equipment
all night to prevent freezing.
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Restart Instructions
If the Sea Horse pump is installed below the water level of the pool, close return and suction lines prior to
opening hair and lint pot on pump. Make sure to reopen valves prior to operating.
DO NOT run the pump dry. If the pump is run dry, the mechanical seal will be damaged and
the pump will start leaking. If this occurs, the damaged seal must be replaced. ALWAYS
maintain proper water level in your pool (half way up skimmer opening). If the water level
falls below the skimmer opening, the pump will draw air through the skimmer, losing the
prime and causing the pump to run dry, resulting in a damaged seal. Continued operation in
this matter could cause a loss of pressure, resulting in damage to the pump case, impeller,
and seal and may cause property damage and personal injury.
Priming the Pump
1. The pump strainer pot must be filled with water before the pump is initially started. Follow these steps to prime
the pump.
a. Remove the pump lid and locking ring.
b. Fill the pump strainer pot with water.
c. Reassemble the pump lid and locking ring onto the strainer pot. The pump is now ready to prime.
d. Open the air release valve on the filter, and stand clear of the filter.
e. Turn on the switch or time clock.
f.
When water comes out of the air release valve, close the valve. The system should now be free of air and
recirculating water to and from the pool.
g. This pump will prime within 13 minutes. Do not allow your pump to run longer than this time without
developing full flow. If the pump does not prime, see the “Troubleshooting” section on page 10.
h. Two speed pumps should run on high speed for priming.
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Troubleshooting
Use the following troubleshooting information to resolve possible Sea Horse pump problems.
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR ELECTROCUTION.
Improper installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in death or serious
injury to pool users, installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also cause damage
to property.
1. If you are not familiar with your pool filtering system and/or heater:
a. DO NOT attempt to adjust or service without consulting your dealer, or a qualified pool
professional.
b. Read the entire Installation & User’s Guide before attempting to use, service or adjust
the pool filtering system or heater.
2. SWITCH OFF power to the pump before attempting service or repair.
Problems and Corrective Actions
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Pump will not prime
1. No water in strainer pot.
2. Strainer pot lid is not tight.
3. Damaged lid o-ring.
4. Water level is below skimmer.
5. Strainer basket or skimmer basket is clogged.
6. Closed valve in piping system.
7. Pump is on low speed (two speed units only).
8. Air leak in suction line.
Add water to pot.
Tighten lid.
Replace o-ring.
Adjust pool water level.
Clear basket.
Check all valves and open all necessary
valves.
Adjust to high speed.
Find & fix leak.
Low Flow-High Filter Pressure
1. Filter is dirty.
2. Restriction in return line.
Clean filter.
Open return line restriction.
Low Flow-Low Filter Pressure
1. Strainer basket or skimmer basket is clogged.
2. Clogged impeller.
3. Air leak in suction line.
4. Restriction in suction line.
Clean basket.
Clean obstruction.
Find & fix leak.
Find and open restriction.
Motor does not turn
1. Power switch is off.
2. Circuit breaker has tripped.
Check power switch & reset.
Check circuit breaker & reset, if re-trips,
contact electrician.
Check timer mode.
Have terminal connections checked by
electrician.
Have motor bearings replaced or
replace pump.
Clean impeller.
3. Pump is in “Off-mode” on a timer controlled circuit.
4. Motor terminal connections are incorrect.
5. Motor shaft is locked by bad bearing.
6. Impeller is locked by debris.
Motor Over-Heating
1. Electrical supply connections are incorrect.
2. Wiring to pump is undersized.
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electrician.
Consult electrician to rewire pump.
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Technical Data
Sea Horse Illustrated Parts
NOTE:
1. For replacement cord or motor, consult factory
customer service.
UL listed pumps are supplied with a 3' long power
supply cord.
CUL listed pumps are supplied without a power
supply cord.
ITEM #
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
6
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
P/N
—
354632
354633
354542
354634
354545
353002
354552
355122
354630
354541
U178-920P
273062
354530
354548
354533
354531
155233
155238
DESCRIPTION
MOTOR (SEE NOTE 1)
BRACKET, DIFFUSER ¾ HP
BRACKET, DIFFUSER 1, 1½ HP
SQ. NUT #10-24 s/s
O-RING 3/16 in. PUMP BRACKET
SEAL-MECHANICAL 5/8 in.
IMPELLER ASSY. ½ HP
IMPELLER ASSY. ¾ HP
IMPELLER ASSY. 1 HP, 1½ HP
HOUSING BODY
SCREW-SLOTTED HEX #10-24, 1-3/8 in.
PLUG, DRAIN ¼ in.
O-RING
POT
BASKET ASSY.
O-RING, LID
LID
NOT SHOWN
POWER SUPPLY LABEL, 3' STANDARD CORD
POWER SUPPLY LABEL, 3' TWIST LOCK CORD
QTY.
1
1
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Tel: (562) 404-4129 FAX (562) 404-4159
Email: info@lifegardaquatics.com
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Sea Horse® is a registered trademark of Lifegard Aquatics Inc. and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other counties.
*354544*
P/N 354544 Rev. C 7/12
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