Q: Is you pump leaking water out the back of the housing?
A: If so it's likely that your pump seal is the cause. One can typically identify a shaft seal leak by visually inspecting where the motor shaft enters the pump housing. There will be evidence of mineral build up or water dripping when the pump is in operation.
Your shaft seal is multi-piece seal which prevents water from leaking out of the pump but still allowing the motor shaft & impeller to spin freely. Shaft seals are parts which will wear out but can easily be replaced by most people who are fairly handy.
Where are the shaft seals located?
Spa Shaft Seals: In spa pumps the seal can be reached by removing the pump from the spa and disassembling the wet end (plastic pump casing).
TIP # to remove the impeller you will need a flat screw driver - on the back of the motor possibly under the cover you will find the rear of the motor shaft which will have a slot. You can use the screw driver in this slot to stop the shaft from spinning.
US Seal Mfg has a great video with instructions on how to do a seal swap. Click Here The seal lubricant they refer to is the same as our Lube Tube PFTE
Pool Shaft Seals: The shaft seal can be more difficult to reach in pool pumps with large strainer basket assemblies.
Common Pool & Spa Shaft Seal Replacements
Manfacturer Pump Model Manf. Seal Replacement Shaft Seal
Acura Aquaheat PS-1000
Acura Aquaheat Plus PS-1000
Acura Magnaflow PS-1000
Acura Maverick PS-1000
American Prod Americana 39500500 PS-201
American Prod Americana II 71734 PS-1000
American Prod Bronze 71734 PS-1000
American Prod Bronze, Noryl 39500500 PS-201
American Prod Eagle 71734 PS-1000
American Prod Maxim 71734 PS-1000
American Prod Power Glas 71734 PS-1000
American Prod Ultra Flow 71734 PS-1000
Aqua Flo A series 92500050 PS-1000
Aqua Flo AC series 92500000 PS-309
Aqua Flo Dominator (pre 1995)
Aqua Flo Dominator (after 1995)
Aqua Flo Flo-Master FMCP
Aqua Flo Flo-Master FMHP
Aqua Flo Flo-Master FMVP
Aqua Flo Flo-Master XP2 48FR
Aqua Flo Flo-Master XP2 56FR
Hayward Max-Flo SP1800X series
Hayward Max-Flo SP2800X series
Hayward Northstar SP4000 series
Hayward Northstar SP4000X
series SPX1600Z2 AS-1521
Hayward SP 1500 Power Flo
Hayward SP 1580 Power Flo LX
Hayward SP 1700 Power Flo II
Hayward SP1600X Super Pump
Hayward SP2600 Super Pump
Hayward SP2600X Super Pump
Hayward SP3000 Super II
Hayward SP3000X Super II
Hydrabaths Hyflo II PS-200
Hydrabaths Hyflo SD PS-200
HydrODynamics Hydro Power PS-1000
Jacuzzi Brothers LR series 10-0002-06 PS-200
Jacuzzi Brothers Cygnet series 10-0002-06 PS-200
Jacuzzi Brothers J, JCM, K, KM 10-0002-06 PS-200
Jacuzzi Brothers L, LC, LCUN2, LT LX,
PacFab Challenger 354545 PS-200
PacFab Dynamo 354545 PS-200
PacFab Hydro 354001 PS-201
Premier Springwater 320/325 PS-201
Premier Springwater Spa II PS-1000
Purex Whisperflo 71734 PS-1000
Sonfarrell Spa Master PS-1000
Speck Pump Model 90, 93, and others
Sta-rite ABG 37400-0026S PS-201
Sta-rite CF6 U109-136SS PS-1000
Sta-rite CFA U109-136SS PS-1000
Sta-Rite Dura-Jet DJ, JS, JT series 37400-0027S PS-201
Sta-rite Dura-Jet JS series 37400-0027S PS-201
Sta-Rite Dura-Jet TPE/TPR 37400-0027S PS-201
Sta-rite Dyna-Glas/Dyna-Max 37400-0027S PS-201
Sta-rite Dyna-Jet 37400-0027S PS-201
Sta-rite JW 34700-0026S PS-201
Sta-rite JWPA 37400-0026S PS-201
Sta-rite LT U109-68SS
17304-0100S 1998 to present
U109-9355 Pre 1998
37400-0027S 1998 to present
U109-372SS Pre 1998
Vico Products Superflo PPSFSEAL PS-2136
Vico Products Ultima PPSFSEAL PS-2136
Vico Products Ultraflo PPSFSEAL PS-2136
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Listed below are most of the jet internals found in Hydro Spas.
You can add the jets to our remote cart, which will allow you to check out through our secure website at www.spapartsshop.com
If you need other parts for your Hydro Spa please contact us.
Small Jet 820620 with 2" Face, Directional Nozzle, Stainless Face
Small Jet 820627 with 2" Face, Roto Nozzles, Gray
Medium Jet 820630 with 3" Face, Roto Nozzle, Stainless Face
Medium Jet with 4" Face, Roto Nozzle, Stainless Face
Medium Jet 820628 with 4" Face, Directional Nozzle, Stainless Face
Large Jet 820626 with 5" Face, Directional Nozzle, Stainless Face
Large Jet 820625 with 5" Face, Roto Nozzle, Stainless Face
Large Jet 820623 with 5" Face, Massage Nozzle, Stainless Face
Large Jet with 5" Face, Twin Roto Nozzle, Stainless Face
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
What is a Katchakid® Safety Net?
A net style pool (spa or pond) safety cover utilizing the highest quality, most rigorously tested materials available. These safety nets meet strict ASTM safety codes and are reliable and durable even in the most extreme conditions.
Both UV and chemical resistant!
No child has ever drowned in a swimming pool protected by a correctly installed Katchakid.
Quick & easy to remove and replace! (3-5 Mins to remove & 6-8 to replace)
Unique central tension system is used to tighten or loosen the net.
Aesthetically pleasing w/ three net colors & you can keep view of your pool.
Does not affect pool cleaner operation.
While nothing can replace constant close adult supervision you can take measures to help protect the little ones, children and pets. If you own a pool, pond or spa it’s up to you to keep children and pets from falling into the water, 24-hours a day, every day of the year – as you may know a child can drown in less time than it takes to answer the phone. 67% of all drownings occur in backyard spas, pools and bathtubs. Even worse for every child who drowns, four children are hospitalized for near-drowning. The majority of drowning incidents have occurred while the child's supervisor assumed the child was safely indoors.
These statistics on drowning accidents involving children and young people are alarming, but these accidents are also preventable. Prevention and peace of mind are what The Katchakid ® from Katchakid Inc. is all about. With a 100 percent safety record, it is one of the most secure, proven safety systems available today.
How is a pool net better than a solid cover?
Katchakid & ProtectaPond DIY net kits are sold in standard shapes: squares and rectangles. No two installations are alike. Each kit comes standard with flush mount Nylon Anchors but other anchor styles are available. As we're the online retailer of these DIY net kits we recommend contacting us first to discuss your options prior to any purchase. Visit our eCommerce store www.spapartsshop.com or our informational website www.watchdogpoolsafety.com
Through our own research and parental feed back we have found that:
- Solid swimming pool covers attract small children, they use it like a trampoline, even riding their bikes over it and parental feedback indicates that children have to be constantly removed from the center of pool covers.
- An aging pool cover can become brittle posing an additional drowning risk of a breaking under a child's weight.
- Solid covers can be become slippery when wet preventing a child from being able to get back off the water.
- Solid pool covers can sag and hold puddles of rainwater - as a child can drown in just 5cm - 8cm of water this is also a far from ideal situation.
- Solid pool covers obscure top to bottom visibility of the swimming pool so one cannot see what is underneath the cover.
How is a pool net better than a pool alarm?
Pool safety reasoning is keeping children out of the water. A child already in the water activates the swimming pool alarm. It can take 3 - 5 minutes for irreversible brain damage to occur and from as little as 30 seconds for death. We reccomend a pool alarm and a safety net, layers of prevention is best.
How is a pool net better than a pool fence?
The study suggests that if the proportion were increased by 100% most drownings of children under the age of 5 years would still not have been prevented. The study made the recommendation that additional strategies to prevent drowning other than pool fencing were needed. We recommend a pool fence and a safety net, layers of prevention is best.
To learn more please visit our informational website at
How to use a pool net?