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
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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.
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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: info.usa@speck-pumps.com
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________________________________
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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.