OWNER’S MANUAL Swimming Pool and Spa Pump READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SPECK PUMP NOTE: All wiring should be done by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National Electrical Code and all Local Codes. NOTE: Before installation, inspect all equipment, plumbing and wiring for damage that may have occurred during shipment. The shipping container has been specifically designed to prevent damage, however, any indications of damage should be carefully noted on the delivery ticket and a claim needs to be filed with the carrier. All pumps are water tested on a test stand to ensure that they meet specification. SECTION 1 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. CAUTION - This pump is for use with storable pools only. Do not use with permanently installed pools. A storable pool is constructed so that it may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity. A permanently installed pool is constructed in or on the ground or in a building such that it cannot be readily disassembled for storage. 2. WARNING -To reduce the risk of injury, do not 8. (For swimming pool pumps with or without a When installing and using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed: 1. permit children to use this equipment. 3. (For cord - and plug - connected units) WARNING - Risk of Electric Shock. Connect only to a grounding type receptacle protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the receptacle is protected by a GFCI. 4. (For cord - and plug - connected units) WARNING - Do not bury cord. Locate cord to minimize abuse from lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and other equipment. maximum 3 foot (0.91 -m) cord) CAUTION - This pump is for use with permanently installed 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 may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity. 9. TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, connect ground wires to grounding screw located in the motor. Use no smaller than a #1 2 AWG (3.3mm2) wire. 5. (For cord - and plug - connected units) 10. TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, 6. (For cord - and plug - connected units) a bonding connector is provided for bonding to metal water pipes, metal rails, or other metal within 5 feet of the swimming pool. All local points should be bonded with a #8 AWG (8.4mm2) wire. WARNING - To reduce the risk of electric shock, replace damaged cord immediately. WARNING - To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use extension cord to connect unit to electric supply; provide a properly located outlet. 7. (For swimming pool pumps with a minimum 25-foot (7.6-m) cord) NOTE: To installer and/or operator of the Speck Swimming Pool Pump; the manufacturer’s warranty will be void if the pump is improperly installed and/or operated. READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. SECTION 2 WINTERIZING In areas subject to freezing winter temperatures, protect by removing drain plugs. Do not replace plug. Store plug in strainer basket for winter. An alternative is to remove the pump and motor from plumbing and store indoors in a warm and dry location. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! SECTION 3 EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE 2/1 LOCATION 1. Locate pump as close to the pool as practical. 3. Suction and discharge line should be independently supported at a point near the pump to avoid strains being placed on the pump. Consult local codes for minimum distance between pool and pump. 4. It is advisable to install a gate valve and union in both 2. The piping should be as direct and free from turns or the suction and discharge line in the event that the pump must be removed for servicing. bends as possible, as elbows and other fittings greatly increase friction losses. 3. Place pump on a solid foundation which provides a rigid and vibration-free support so that it is readily accessible for service and maintenance. 4. Protect the pump against flooding and excess moisture, and prevent foreign objects from clogging air circulation around motor. 5. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this pump. DO NOT store pool chemicals near the pump. 6. DO NOT remove any safety alert labels such as DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. Keep safety labels in good condition and replace missing or damaged labels. 2/2 INSTALLATION 1. When connecting pipework to pumps with threaded ports, it is recommended that thread seal tape be used. If the suction pipe is not sealed correctly, the pump will not prime properly and will pump small volumes of water or none at all. 2. When installing the pump, care should be taken to 5. Before starting the pump for the first time, remove the see-through lid. (Turn lid counterclockwise to remove.) Fill strainer tank with water until it is level with the suction inlet. Replace lid, making sure the O-ring is not damaged. Screw down, hand tight. 6. When installing and using the motor, basic safety precautions should always be followed. The wiring of motor should be done by a licensed electrician in accordance with local codes. Be certain that the motor frame is grounded. Motor name plate has voltage, phase, ampere draw and other motor information as well as wiring connection instructions. BONDING: As required by National Electrical Code Article 690-22, the pump motor must be electrically bonded to the pool structure (reinforced bars, etc.) by a solid copper conductor not smaller than #8 AWG via the external copper bonding lug on the pump motor. GROUNDING: Permanently ground the pump motor using a conductor of appropriate size. Connect to the #10 green headed ground screw provided inside the motor terminal box. NOTE: Do not connect to electric power supply until unit is permanently grounded. see that the suction line is below water level to a point immediately beneath the pump to ensure quick priming via a flooded suction line. The height between the pump and the water level should not be more that 8 feet. SECTION 4 MAINTENANCE The pump requires little or no service other than reasonable care and periodic cleaning of the strainer basket. The seal on the pump is a mechanical seal. The seal may come loose during the course of time, depending on the running time and water quality. If water continually leaks out, a new mechanical seal should be fitted. To replace a mechanical seal, remove the eight bolts holding the casing to the seal-housing. Slide the motor part including the seal-housing out. Remove impeller REV. 071503 - Model 423, 433, S90, 98 by turning it counter-clockwise when facing it, while holding motor shaft with a 7/16” wrench or screw driver at rear end of motor. Slide seal from impeller shaft. To re-assemble, reverse the process. Note: Make sure both parts of the mechanical seal (ceramic and spring portion) are clean. Gently wipe polished faces with soft and dry cotton cloth. Surfaces can easily be damaged by dirt and scratching. Only water should be used as lubricant to mount both parts of the mechanical seal. 2999999927 SECTION 5 SERVICING INFORMATION When calling the manufacturer regarding a question or Pump model label on the motor or pump flange. problem with your pump, please have the serial number Replacement parts may be available from your installer. available. The serial number is located on the Speck Call, fax, or write: Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. • 8125 Bayberry Road • Jacksonville, FL 32256 Phone (904) 739-2626 • Fax (904) 737-5261 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org SECTION 6 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTION 1. Pump will not prime. a. Suction air leak. Make sure see-through lid and o-ring are clean and properly positioned. Tighten see-through lid (hand tight). Tighten all pipes and fittings on suction side of pump. Be sure water in pool is high enough to flow through skimmer. b. No water in pump. Make sure strainer tank is full of water. c. Closed valves or blocked lines. Open all valves in system. Clean skimmer and strainer tank. Open pump and check for clogging of impeller. d. Low voltage to motor. Check voltage at motor. If low, pump will not come up to speed. a. No power to motor. Check that all power switches are on. Be sure fuse or circuit breaker is properly set. Time set properly? Check motor wiring at terminals. b. Pump jammed. With power off, turn shaft. It should spin freely. If not, disassemble and repair. a. Dirty filter. Back wash filter when filter pressure is high, or clean cartridges. b. Dirty skimmer basket. Clean skimmer and pump strainer baskets. c. Suction air leak. See problem 1. d. Closed valves or blocked lines. See problem 1. 4. Noisy operation of motor. a. Bad bearings. Noise when shaft is turned up by hand. Motor is hot in bearing area when running. Replace bearings. 5. Motor runs hot. These motors will run hot to the touch, however, this is normal. They are designed that way. Thermal overload protector will function to turn them off if there is an overload or high temperature problem. Excessive heat can be caused by: 2. Motor does not turn. 3. Low flow. a. Low voltage. Increase size of electrical wire. Be sure motor is operating on correct voltage. b. Installed in direct sun. Shield motor from sun’s rays. c. Poor ventilation. Do not tighten cover or enclose motor. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES 6. Noisy operation of pump. a. Air leak in suction line. Bubbles in water returning to pool at inlet. SOLUTION Repair leak. Check suction pipe, see-through lid in place? O-ring clean? b. Restricted suction line due to blockage or undersize pipe. Indicated by high vacuum reading at pump suction. Remove blockage or increase suction pipe size. Make sure strainer tank is clean. Are all suction valves fully open? c. Foreign matter (gravel, metal, etc.) in pump impeller. Disassemble pump and remove foreign matter from impeller. d. Cavitation. Improve suction conditions. (Reduce suction lift, reduce number of fittings, increase pipe size.) Increase discharge pressure and reduce flow by throttling discharge valve. 7. Motor overload protection a. Motor is not connected properly. “kicks out.” b. Low voltage due to undersize wire or low incoming voltage. Check wiring diagram on motor. Check with volt meter. Increase size of supply wire. Report low supply voltage to power company. Voltage at motor must be within 10% of motor nameplate voltage. c. Wrong size heaters in protective device. Heaters should be one size larger than full load amps shown on motor nameplate. d. Overload due to binding in pump or wrong size impeller. Indicated by high amperage readings on motor, binding shaft. Disassemble unit and correct. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! LIMITED WARRANTY The manufacturer supplies a limited warranty to the original consumer purchaser of the pump and the motor on the following terms and conditions: manufacturer shall not bear any costs or risks incurred In shipping a defective pump or motor to the manufacturer or in shipping a repaired or replaced pump or motor to a customer. 1. The pump and motor are warranted to be free from defects in material 6. The manufacturer will charge customers for all nonwarranty work and workmanship for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date that the pump is originally installed. 2. Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, the warranties and obligations hereunder shall not in any event extend for more than 3 years beyond the date of shipment of the motor and the pump from the factory in Jacksonville, Florida. 3. Warranty is void in the following cases: damages which result in whole or in part from: (a) careless or improper installation of the pump or the motor; b) Improper or negligent use and maintenance of the pump or the motor; (c) tampering with the pump or the motor by unauthorized repair personnel. 4. The manufacturer’s sole obligation hereunder shall be to replace or repair any defective pump or motor. The manufacturer reserves the absolute right to determine whether any defective pump or motor should be replaced or repaired. 5. Any customer who wishes to make a claim under this Limited Warranty shall notify the manufacturer of such claim by telephone or by mail. After the customer has been authorized to return a defective pump or motor, the customer must return the pump or motor to the manufacturer at 8125 Bayberry Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Any goods returned to the manufacturer without prior authorization will be returned to the shipper unopened. The which it may perform. Warranty work will not be performed until the customer has accepted the price quoted. 7. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH ABOVE, NO OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE BY THE MANUFACTURER. IN NO EVENT WILL THE MANUFACTURER BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCLUDING TIME, MONEY, GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHICH MAY ARISE HEREUNDER OR FROM THE USE, OPERATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE PUMP, MOTOR OR ASSOCIATED PARTS, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE MANUFACTURER HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY THE CUSTOMER FOR THE PUMP, MOTOR, AND ASSOCIATED PARTS. 8. Some states do not permit limitations on the terms of implied warranties or on the recovery of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, the limitations contained in paragraph 7 may not apply to certain customers. 9. This warranty gives customers specific legal rights. Customers may have other rights which vary from state to state. Date of Installation____________________ Installed By__________________________ For Service Call________________________________ REV. 071503 - Model 423, 433, S90, 98 2999999927 READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SPECK PUMP DO NOT BLOCK SUCTION 1. Pump suction is hazardous and can trap and drown or disembowel bathers. 2. Blocking suction with body may cause severe or fatal injury. 3. Do not use or operate swimming pools, spas or Hazardous s uc tion. C an trap hair or body parts , c aus ing s evere injury or death. Do not block s uction. hot tubs if a suction outlet cover is missing, broken or loose. 4. All suction outlets covers must be maintained. They must be replaced if cracked, broken or missing. 5. All suction outlets must have correctly installed screw-fastened covers in place. 6. The pump suction system must provide protection against the hazard of suction entrapment or hair entrapment /entanglement. Hazardous s uc tion. C an trap hair or body parts , c aus ing s evere injury or death. 7. Provide at least two hydraulically balanced (3' apart) main drains, with covers as suction outlets for each circulating pump suction line. Do not block s uction. RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK 1 . To avoid dangerous or fatal electrical shock, turn OFF power to motor before working on electrical connections. 2 . To reduce the risk of electrical shock, unplug Hazardous voltage. C an s hoc k, burn, or c aus e death. Dis connect power before working on pump or motor. motor before working on pump or motor.