PoolSupplyWorld carries a full line of Century/A.O. Smith and U.S. Motors/Emerson motors for a wide assortment of above ground and in-ground pool pumps as well as spa pumps. When selecting the correct motor, it’s important to note some information about the motor. The first thing is to look at the motor informational plate or label located on the side of the motor. Some important information to note is the (1) Cat or Catalog Number, (2) Model Number, (3) Horsepower, (4) RPM, (5) Frame Size/Style, (6) Voltage, (7) Amps, (8) Shaft (threaded or keyed), (9) whether the motor is a Square Flange or a C-Face motor and (10) Phase Type (single or three-phase).
Single and dual-speed motors have man-made magnets that slowly draw more amps over the life of the motor due to a loss in polarity. They also utilize non-sealed front and rear bearings making them more susceptible to water damage. Single-speed and dual-speed motors are air-cooled, requiring adequate space around the motor for cooling. Variable speed motors use neodymium rare earth magnets that maintain their polarity, allowing them to run just as efficiently the day it was installed all throughout the life of the VS motor. The advantage is the amp draw will not increase over time saving on electrical costs. VS motors feature a Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) design, preventing outside elements such as dust and debris from damaging the motor. Whenever you are replacing the pump motor, it’s important to replace all the o-rings and gaskets necessary to reseal the pump including the pump mechanical seal located behind the impeller. We offer replacement go-kits for a wide variety of pumps that include the pump seal, o-rings and gaskets for most models.
Here at PoolSupplyWorld, we offer all the most reliable and popular manufacturers and brands such as Century A.O. Smith, U.S. Motors Emerson, and many more! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at 1-800-772-0467 or chat with us online at www.poolsupplyworld.com