How to Install a Hayward Super Pump

Having a hot tub is enjoyable, but it also requires regular upkeep and maintenance. As with any pump, a hot tub with a Hayward super pump may develop problems. Pump motors can seize up or bearings can go bad. Replacing the pump can be a more cost effective way of solving these problems as opposed to trying to fix them.

Step 1

Turn off the electric to the pump. 

Step 2

Drain the pump by removing the two drain plugs on the bottom front and the bottom side underneath the pump. 

Step 3

Disconnect the electrical cord from the wall outlet and from the pump itself.  Unscrew the plate on the back of the pump after you pull the plug out of the wall outlet.

The other end of the cord is connected to the pump with slip connectors which pull off or screws; use the screwdriver in the latter case. 

Step 4

Remove the pump from the pipes connecting it to the filter.  The pump is connected to the plumbing in two places: on the suction side of the pump and on the discharge side.

If the pump is connected with unions use a pair of channel locks to unscrew the unions counterclockwise to loosen them.  If there are no unions, cut the pipe with a PVC saw in order to remove the pump.

(If the pipe is cut it will have to be glued back together with PVC cement and a couple of couplings). 

Step 5

Remove any remaining fittings on the pump housing by turning them counterclockwise.  Set the new pump in place and install it by reversing the procedure that was used to remove the old pump.

Step 6

Use Teflon tape on all fittings before reinstalling them.  Replace the electrical cord if it looks to be worn or frayed.

Things You Will Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Channel locks
  • PVC saw
  • Teflon tape
  • PVC cement
  • PVC couplings

About the Author

Damon Koch has years of writing experience ranging from software manuals to song lyrics. His writing has appeared in software manuals for Human Arc and on the CDs "Small Craft Advisory" and "Impersonating Jesus." He also has worked in building maintenance since 2004. He has attended Lorain County Community College as well as Cleveland State University.

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