Waterway Executive 48 - 3421221-1A - 3HP Dual-Speed 48 FR Spa Pump, 2" Intake, 2" Discharge, 230V spa pump has increased efficiency with its 2-Speed design. The Waterway Executive 48 is thermally protected to extend the life expectancy of the motor and a highly versatile wet end with a large 6-1/2"diameter that can be rotated 90 degrees. It's specifically designed for 48 frame motors and has a 3HP rating with 230 volts. The Executive has a two year warranty on the motor and a 3 year warranty on the wet end.Center vs. Side Discharge Pumps
What the frame size on a spa pump mean?
- Swimming pool and spa pumps are classified, in part, according to the orientation of their discharge openings. Center discharge pumps have an opening located in the center of the wet end, while side discharge pumps have an opening located on the side of the wet end. Water is propelled through the openings and flows out through the jets in your spa. Side discharge pumps are up to 60% more efficient for pumping out high volumes of water than center discharge pumps.
- The frame size on a spa pump is the physical size of the spa pump motor. The frame is the piece that mounts the wet end to the motor. The frame size is located on the motor's ID plate, usually marked with an F for frame size. The thru-bolt spacing is also an indicator of frame size. A 48 frame motor has bolts spaced less than 4 inches apart, and the 56 frame motor has bolts with spacing more than 4 inches apart.