OWNER’S MANUAL
Spa & Jetted Bathtub Pump
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THE SPECK PUMP
Important Notice: This manual 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.
WARNING: This product must be installed and serviced by a qualified pool professional, and must conform to all
national, state, and local codes.
WARNING: Before installing this product, read and follow all warning notices and instructions which are included.
Failure to follow safety warnings and instructions can result in severe injury, death, or property damage. Call
1-800-223-8538 or visit www.usa.speck-pumps.com for additional copies of these instructions.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When installing and using this electrical equipment,
basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
READ AND FOLLOW
ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
1.
2. (For all units) WARNING - To reduce the risk of
injury, do not permit children to use this product unless
they are closely supervised at all times.
3. (For all permanently-installed units intended for
use on 15 or 20 ampere, 125 through 240 volt, single
phase branch circuits) WARNING - Risk of Electrical
Shock. Connect only to a branch circuit protected by
a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). Contact a
qualified electrician if you cannot verify that a circuit is
protected by a GFCI.
4. WARNING - To reduce the risk of electric shock,
replace any damaged cord immediately.
5. (For hot tub and spa pumps) Do not install within an
outer enclosure or beneath the skirt of a hot tub or spa.
6. (For permanently-installed pool or hot tub/spa
pumps) 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 is capable of being
readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to
its original integrity.
7. (For all permanently-installed units intended for use
on 15 or 20 ampere, 12 through 240 volt, single phase
branch circuits) The unit must be connected only to a
supply circuit that is protected by a ground-fault circuitinterrupter (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.
8. TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
A copper bonding connector (8 AWG) is provided for
bonding the motor to all metal parts of the swimming
pool, spa, or hot tub structure and to all electrical
equipment, metal conduit, and metal piping within 5
feet of the inside walls of a swimming pool, spa, or
hot tub, when the motor is installed within 5 feet of the
inside walls of the swimming pool, spa, or hot tub.
NOTE: To installer and/or operator of the Speck
Swimming Pool Pump; the manufacturer’s warranty
will be voided if the pump is improperly installed and/
or operated.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
9.
SECTION 1 EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
1/1 LOCATION
1. Locate the pump as close to the pool as practical.
Consult local codes for minimum distance between pool
and pump.
2. The piping should be as direct and free from turns or
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. Install the pump in a well ventilated location protected
from direct sunlight and excessive moisture. (rain,
sprinklers, etc.)
5. Protect the pump against flooding and excess moisture,
prevent foreign objects from clogging air circulation around
motor. All motors generate heat that must be removed by
providing proper ventilation.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Provide access for future services by leaving a clear
area around the pump. Allow plenty of space above the
pump to remove lid and basket for cleaning.
1/2 INSTALLATION
1. When connecting pipework to pump with threaded
ports, it is recommended that thread seal tape be used.
If the suction pipe is not sealed corectly, 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 see
that the suction line is below water level.
3. Suction and discharge line should be independently
supported at a point near the pump to avoid strains being
placed on the pump.
4. It is advisable to install a valve in both the suction and
discharge line in the event that the pump must be removed
for servicing.
5. Before starting the pump for the first time, remove the
see-through lid. (Turn lid ring counterclockwise to remove.)
Fill strainer tank with water until it is level with the suction
inlet. Replace lid with locking ring. Hand-tighten the lid to
make an air-tight seal. DO NOT use any tools to tighten
the lid.
6. When installing and using the motor, basic safety
precautions 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
680-22, the pump motor must be electrically bonded to
the pool structure (reinforced bars, etc.) by a solid copper
conductor not smaller than #8 AWG (8.4 mm2) wire 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 the
unit is permanently grounded
1/3 MAINTENANCE
The pump requires little or no service other than reasonable
care and periodic cleaning of the strainer basket. DO NOT
strike basket to clean. When cleaning the basket inspect
the lid o-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
NOTE: It is normal for a few drops of water to escape from
the mechanical seal from time to time. This is especially
true during the break-in period.
The mechanical seal may come worn and/or 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. After long periods of NOT operational
(seasonal storage, etc.), the pump must be checked for
ease of rotation while it is switched off.
WARNING: Before servicing the pump, switch off the
circuit breakers at the power source. Severe personal
injury or death may occur if the pump starts while your
hand is inside the pump.
Place a screwdriver, allen wrench or appropriate tool in the
end of the motor shaft and turn it clockwise. OR Remove
the fan cover and turn the fan in a clockwise direction
manually. This may require removal of the cover at the rear
of the motor or small circular cap at the rear center of the
motor.
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SECTION 1 EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
1/3 MAINTENANCE - continued
1/4 WINTERIZING - continued
To Replace the Mechanical Seal
There are two options when winterizing the pump:
Option 1:
Drain all the water from the pump, system equipment, and
piping. Remove drain plug(s). DO NOT replace plug(s).
Store plug(s) in the strainer basket for winter. Keep the
motor covered and dry.
To replace the mechanical seal, remove the eight (8) bolts
holding the casing to the flange. Slide the motor unit from
inside the casing. Remove the terminal cover from the
rear of the motor and secure the center motor shaft with
a wrench or screwdriver. Remove impeller nut by turning
it counter-clockwise when facing it. Pull the impeller from
the motor shaft noting the position of the seal. Remove the
seal from the impeller shaft. To re-assemble, reverse the
process. Use only water as a lubricant to install both sides
of the seal. Make sure both sides of the 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. (Use a drop of loc-tite to secure the
impeller nut.)
1/4 WINTERIZING
CAUTION: The pump must be protected when freezing
temperatures are expected. Allowing the pump to freeze
will cause severe damage and void the warranty.
Option 2:
Drain all the water from the pump, system equipment, and
piping. Remove the pump and motor from the plumbing
and store indoors in a warm and dry location.
Note: When the winter season is over the pump will need
to be check and primed prior to start.
CAUTION: DO NOT run the pump dry. If the pump is run
dry, the mechanical seal will be damaged and the pump
will start to leak at the seal. If this occurs, the mechanical
seal will need to be replaced. ALWAYS maintain the proper
water level in your pool. Continued operation in this manner
could cause a loss of pressure, resulting in damage to the
pump casing, impeller, and mechanical seal.
SECTION 2 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
1. Pump will not prime.
2. Motor does not turn.
3. Low flow.
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTION
a. Suction air leak.
Make sure the see-through lid and o-ring are clean
and properly positioned. Hand tighten see-through
lid. Tighten all pipes and fittings on suction side of the
pump. Be sure water in the 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. No skimmer basket.
Clean skimmer and pump strainer basket.
c. Closed valves or blocked lines.
See problem 1.
d. Suction air leak.
See problem 1.
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SECTION 2 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - continued
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTION
4. Noisy operation of motor.
a. Bad 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 cause by:
6. Noisy operation of pump.
Noise when shaft is turned up by hand. Motor is hot in
bearing area when running. Replace bearing.
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 enclosure motor.
a. Air leak in suction line. Bubbles Repair leak. Check suction pipe, see-through lid in
in water returning to pool at inlet. place? O-ring clean?
b. Restricted suction line due Remove blockage or increase suction pipe size. Make
to blockage or under size pipe. sure strainer tank is clean. Are all suction valves fully
Indicated by high vacuum reading open?
at pump suction.
c. Foreign matter (gravel, metal, Disassemble pump and remove foreign matter from
etc.) in pump impeller.
impeller.
d. Cavitation.
Improve suction conditions. (Reduce suction life,
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. Check wiring diagram on motor.
“kicks out”.
b. Low voltage due to under size Check with volt meter. Increase size of supply wire.
wire or low incoming voltage.
Reports low supply voltage to power company. Voltage
at motor must be within 10% of motor nameplate
voltage.
c. Wrong size heaters in protective Heaters should be one size larger than full load amps
device.
shown on motor nameplate.
d. Overload due to binding in pump Indicated by high amperage readings on motor,
or wrong size impeller.
binding shaft. Disassemble unit and correct.
SECTION 3 SERVICING INFORMATION
When calling the manufacturer regarding a question or
problem with your pump, please have the serial number
available. The serial number is located on the pump either
on the flange or motor labels.
Replacement parts may be available from your installer.
Call, fax, or write: Speck Pumps at 8125 Bayberry Road,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256 Phone (904) 739-2626 Fax
(904) 737-5261, e-mail: info.usa@speck-pumps.com
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SECTION 4 LIMITED WARRANTY
Speck Pumps-Pool Products, Inc. grants solely to the original consumer purchaser (“Buyer”) of the pump and motor the
following personal, non-transferable and limited warranty on the following terms and conditions (the “Limited Warranty”): the
pump and motor is warranted to be free of material defects in materials or workmanship under normal use for a period of one
(1) year beginning on the date of the Buyer’s purchase of the pump and motor. Not withstanding any provisions herein to
the contrary, the warranties and obligations hereunder shall not in any event extend for more than two (2) years beyond the
date of shipment of the pump and motor from the factory (the “Limited Warranty Period”). The Limited Warranty is subject to
each of the following additional terms and conditions:
1. IN THE EVENT OF ANY BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY, SPECK PUMPS - POOL PRODUCTS, INC.’S
ENTIRE OBLIGATION AND LIABILITY TO BUYER, AND BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE AS
FOLLOWS: Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. will, at its option, either repair or replace the pump and motor or refund to
Buyer the purchase price actually paid by Buyer for the pump and motor subject to the Limited Warranty. Speck Pumps
- Pool Products, Inc. shall have no obligations under the Limited Warranty unless Buyer delivers timely written notice to
Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. of the Limited Warranty claim within the Limited Warranty Period and returns the pump
and motor to Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. if requested. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Speck Pumps - Pool
Products, Inc. expressly disclaims any liability for, and the Limited Warranty does not include or cover, any labor, costs or
other expenses in connection with the removal, transportation, shipment, insurance, replacement, repair, or installation of
repaired or replaced parts or for any other costs or expenses or damages to property or things including, but not limited to,
those arising in connection with the use of, or inability to use, the pump and motor.
2. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Limited Warranty will be void and of no force or effect and Speck Pumps - Pool
Products, Inc. will have no liability, responsibilities or obligations to Buyer or with respect to the pump and motor in the event
of the occurrence of any one or more of the following:
(a) Any damage to the pump and motor caused by Buyer, any third party, ground movement, other natural forces, acts of
God or any other sources or causes not arising from a breach of the Limited Warranty, excluding ordinary wear and
tear;
(b) Any replacement, modification, alteration or repair of any parts or components of the pump and motor by anyone
other than Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc.;
(c) Any abuse, misuse, accident, tampering with, improper installation or modification of the pump and motor or any other
actions, inactions or failures to act that violate the terms and conditions of this Limited Warranty;
(d) Buyer’s failure or inability to present an invoice, bill, receipt or other documentation clearly evidencing that the pump
and motor was installed and maintained in strict compliance with this Limited Warranty and that the claim was timely
submitted within the Limited Warranty Period; and/or
(e) Buyer’s failure to comply with the conditions and contingencies set forth in paragraph 3 below.
3. The Limited Warranty is expressly conditioned and contingent upon Buyer’s strict compliance with each of the following:
(a) Installation of the pump and motor by an experienced and qualified pool industry professional and a licensed electrician
who is licensed within the jurisdiction in which the pump and motor is installed and will be used; and
(b) Buyer’s operation and maintenance of the pump and motor in strict accordance with Speck Pumps - Pool Products,
Inc.’s printed operator/maintenance manuals delivered with the pump and motor.
4. DISCLAIMER: THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY WARRANTY MADE AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, AND ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED IN THEIR SCOPE AND DURATION TO THE ONE YEAR TERM
OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG
AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO THE BUYER.
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SECTION 4 LIMITED WARRANTY - continued
5. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SPECK PUMPS - POOL PRODUCTS, INC.
OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS, INCLUDING
TIME, MONEY, GOODWILL, AND LOST PROFITS IN ANY WAY WHICH MAY ARISE HEREUNDER OR FROM THE
USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PUMP AND MOTOR OR THE PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF
ANY OBLIGATION UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS PARAGRAPH, THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS
IN PARAGRAPH 4 ABOVE, AND THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH 1 ABOVE
SHALL APPLY EVEN IF SPECK PUMPS - POOL PRODUCTS, INC. HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR
LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT,
NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF ANY REMEDY STATED
HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS, SO THE ABOVE
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY.
6. This Limited Warranty gives the Buyer specific legal rights, and the Buyer may also have other rights, which vary from
state to state.
7. A return merchandise authorization (“RMA”) must be obtained from Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. before returning
any product. Products returned without an RMA will be refused and returned, unopened, to the Buyer. All returned products
are to be sent freight prepaid and insured for Buyer’s protection to the manufacturer at 8125 Bayberry Road, Jacksonville,
Florida 32256. Under no condition will products be accepted after the expiration of the Limited Warranty Period. Speck
Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. shall not bear any costs or risks incurred by Buyer in shipping a defective pump and motor to
Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. or in shipping a repaired or replaced pump and motor to Buyer.
Technical Support:
Address: Speck Pumps
8125 Bayberry Road
Jacksonville, FL. 32256
USA
Hours: (Monday - Friday) 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Toll Free: 800-223-8538
Phone: 904-739-2626
Fax: 904-737-5261
Website: www.usa.speck-pumps.com
Date of Installation:
Installed by:
Serial Number:
For Service Call:
Manufactured by Speck Pumps, Jacksonville Florida USA, © 2012-2013 All Rights Reserved.
This document is subject to change without notice.
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