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Talleyho69

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Called the manufacturer in North Carolina, and the pump is trash. A technician is coming out at 5pm (don't know why) to confirm this.

If the time to get the pump from the states is too long, one of us may fly to the states, pick it up and fly back. We'll see. In the meantime, we are keeping the chlorine levels a bit high and brushing the pool at least daily to get some circulation.

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Posted: 10/28/21 05:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are a lot of pump Distributors in Mexico. Some carry US pumps. However you would have to go to a bigger city. No need to go NOB
$5000 for a pump seems awfully high. Google is your friend.

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Posted: 10/28/21 05:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.flowserve.com/en
This company has locations in Mexico.

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The technicians made it here on Wednesday and pulled the pump to take back to their shop. They agreed with Pentair that the pump is toast, but they would look at it.

Thursday mid day they got back to us and sent photos of the windings, the bearings and the electronics. They said they thought it might be salvageable but it would take, "many hours." They hope to bench test it today, Friday.

In the meantime, I have located several, the best price being on MercadoLibre, $50,955 pesos, 11 day delivery time. Much better than what we expected, but a long time to wait for one. Still toying with a run to the US, but for the few hundred US dollars savings, it wouldn't be worth the wear and tear.

In the meantime, we are brushing the pool daily and keeping the chemicals a bit high. It looks bad, but it's all we can do.

We are replacing, if necessary, fingers crossed, the pump with exactly the same one for a great reason. I know people will doubt this information, but our pool is large, 15 meters by 4 meters. The pool room shares an electric meter with the washer and dryer and the water pump. Our last CFE bill, for two months, and we know it's accurate, was 64 pesos. We normally run the pump 6 hours a day.

Expensive pump, very low electrical usage.

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Talley, couldn't the tech's set you up with a temporary pump setup to keep the pool clean?

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We asked and they shrugged it off.

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The pool pump was just delivered and installed. They picked it up Wednesday at 5 and delivered it at noon on Saturday.

They dried it out, replaced the bearings and varnished the windings and bearings. They dried out the electronics and sent them to someone.

So far, so good. They will come back next Saturday to check it and make sure it is still working perfectly. If it is, we pay them 8,500 pesos (we insisted and gave them half today). For Mexico, that is a lot of money. In comparison to buying a new pump, it's not a bad deal at all.

It's currently filtering water like mad, but it still looks awful. We'll add floculant tonight and vacuum tomorrow so it should look a lot better.

I have found new pumps in Arizona on eBay and with shipping and VAT the total cost will/would be just under $2,000 USD. Hopefully the dried out one will survive!!!

Please cross fingers.

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Talleyho69 wrote:

Called the manufacturer in North Carolina, and the pump is trash. A technician is coming out at 5pm (don't know why) to confirm this.

If the time to get the pump from the states is too long, one of us may fly to the states, pick it up and fly back. We'll see. In the meantime, we are keeping the chlorine levels a bit high and brushing the pool at least daily to get some circulation.


good opportunity to score a covid booster

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Tequila wrote:

Talleyho69 wrote:

Called the manufacturer in North Carolina, and the pump is trash. A technician is coming out at 5pm (don't know why) to confirm this.

If the time to get the pump from the states is too long, one of us may fly to the states, pick it up and fly back. We'll see. In the meantime, we are keeping the chlorine levels a bit high and brushing the pool at least daily to get some circulation.


good opportunity to score a covid booster


Doesn't Canadian health care offer covid boosters?

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Posted: 10/31/21 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good luck with the pump! Fingers crossed. But as a once inground pool owner (50x25 feet), if the refurb is functioning for a few days/a week, you should be good to go almost as good as a new pump.

playaboy wrote:

Doesn't Canadian health care offer covid boosters?


....only a very select few in Canada will be getting a mRNA 3rd booster; the very elderly living in full care or partial elder care facilities, or those in a very bad way (ie. undergoing cancer or other debilitating medical treatments). This varies only slightly between Canadian Provinces.

This leaves millions of Canadians falling through the cracks (virtually close to the entire population 65 to 79 years of age).


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