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STA-RITE 


SuperMax“ 
High Performance Pump 





Installation 
and 
Users Guide 


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS 
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 


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P/N 351096 Rev. F 2/22/12 


Table of Contents 


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SuperMax® Pump Installation and User's Guide 


Pentair Water Pool and Spa“ 
PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 


For Pool and Spa Pumps (Non SVRS Pumps) 
(Pentair Water Pool and Spa“, Sta-Rite®, and Pentair Pool Products“) 





Warnings and safety instructions for Pentair Water Pool and Spa“ pumps and other related products are available at: 
http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-owner/safety-warnings/ or call (800) 831-7133 for additional free copies of these 
instructions. 


Please refer to http://www. pentairpool.com/pool-owner/safety-warnings/ for warning and safety instructions 
related to the SuperMax® High Performance Pump. 


READ AND FOLLOW ALL WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 


This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol on your system or in this manual, look 
for one of the following signal words and be alert to the potential for personal injury. 


?'WehW[dd:;g Warns about hazards that can cause death, serious personal injury, or major property damage 
if ignored. 


Warns about hazards that may cause death, serious personal injury, or major property damage 
if ignored. 


| A CAUTION | Warns about hazards that may or can cause minor personal injury or property damage if ignored. 


NOTE indicates special instructions not related to hazards. 


Carefully read and follow all safety instructions in this manual and on equipment. Keep safety labels in good 
condition; replace if missing or damaged. 





WW \aase FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY 
INJURY OR DEATH. THIS PUMP SHOULD BE INSTALLED AND SERVICED ONLY BY A 
QUALIFIED POOL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL. INSTALLERS, POOL OPERATORS AND 
OWNERS MUST READ THESE WARNINGS AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE OWNER'S 
MANUAL BEFORE USING THIS PUMP. THESE WARNINGS AND THE OWNER'S MANUAL 
MUST BE LEFT WITH THE POOL OWNER. 


NI SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD: STAY OFF THE MAIN DRAIN AND AWAY FROM ALL 
SUCTION OUTLETS! 


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THIS PUMP PRODUCES HIGH LEVELS OF SUCTION AND CREATES A STRONG VACUUM 
AT THE MAIN DRAIN AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR POOL AND SPA. THIS SUCTION IS SO 
STRONG THAT IT CAN TRAP ADULTS OR CHILDREN UNDER WATER IF THEY COME IN 
CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A POOL OR SPA DRAIN OR A LOOSE OR BROKEN DRAIN COVER 
OR GRATE. 


READ AND KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE 


SuperMax® Pump Installation and User's Guide 


Pentair Water Pool and Spa“ 
PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 


For Pool and Spa Pumps (Non SVRS Pumps) 
(Pentair Water Pool and Spa“, Sta-Rite®, and Pentair Pool Products“) 





THE USE OF UNAPPROVED COVERS OR ALLOWING USE OF THE POOL OR SPA WHEN COVERS ARE 
MISSING, CRACKED OR BROKEN CAN RESULT IN BODY OR LIMB ENTRAPMENT, HAIR ENTANGLEMENT, 
BODY ENTRAPMENT, EVISCERATION AND/OR DEATH. 


The suction at a pool or spa drain or outlet can cause: 

Limb Entrapment: When a limb is sucked or inserted into an opening resulting in a mechanical bind or swelling. 
This hazard is present when a drain cover is missing, broken, loose, cracked or not properly secured. 

Hair Entanglement: When the hair tangles or knots in the drain cover, trapping the swimmer underwater. This 
hazard is present when the flow rating of the cover is too small for the pump or pumps. 


Body Entrapment: When a portion of the body is held against the drain cover trapping the swimmer underwater. 
This hazard is present when the drain cover is missing, broken or the cover flow rating is not high enough for the 
pump or pumps. 

Evisceration/Disembowelment: When a person sits on an open pool 

(particularly a child wading pool) or spa outlet and suction is applied directly to the intestines, causing severe 
intestinal damage. This hazard is present when the drain cover is missing, loose, cracked, or not properly secured. 


Mechanical Entrapment: When jewelry, swimsuit, hair decorations, finger, toe or knuckle is caught in an opening 
of an outlet or drain cover. This hazard is present when the drain cover is missing, broken, loose, cracked, or not 
properly secured. 


NOTE: ALL SUCTION PLUMBING MUST BE INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST NATIONAL 
AND LOCAL CODES FOR SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS AND HOT TUBS, INCLUDING NSPI STANDARDS AND 
CPSC GUIDELINES. 


[A WARNING] TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF INJURY DUE TO SUCTION ENTRAPMENT HAZARD: 
e Pools and spas should utilize a minimum of two drains per pump. 


e A properly installed and secured ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 approved anti-entrapment 
suction cover must be used for each drain. 

e Each suction cover must be installed at least three (3) feet apart, as measured from the 
nearest point to nearest point. 

e Regularly inspect all covers for cracks, damage and advanced weathering. 

e lfa cover becomes loose, cracked, damaged, broken or is missing, close the pool or 


spa immediately, shut off the pump, post a notice and keep the pool or spa closed until 
an appropriate certified cover is properly installed. 


e Replace drain covers as necessary. Drain covers deteriorate over time due to exposure 
to sunlight, pool chemicals and weather. 

e Avoid getting hair, limbs or body in close proximity to any suction cover, pool drain or 
outlet. 


e Disable suction outlets or reconfigure into return inlets. 
[A WARNING] A clearly labeled emergency shut-off switch for the pool pump and spa jet pump must be in an 


easily accessible, obvious place near the pool or spa. Make sure bathers know where it is and 
how to use itin case of emergency. 


SuperMax® Pump Installation and User's Guide 


Pentair Water Pool and Spa“ 
PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 


For Pool and Spa Pumps (Non SVRS Pumps) 
(Pentair Water Pool and Spa“, Sta-Rite®, and Pentair Pool Products“) 








The Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool and Spa Safety Act creates new reguirements for owners and 
operators of commercial swimming pools and spas. 


Commercial pools or spas constructed on or after December 19, 2008, shall utilize: 
(A) A multiple main drain system without isolation capability with suction outlet covers that meet ASME/ANSI 
A112.19.8a Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs and either: 


(i) Asafety vacuum release system (SVRS) meeting ASME/ANSI A112.19.17 Manufactured Safety Vacuum 
Release systems (SVRS) for Residential and Commercial Swimming Pool, Spa, Hot Tub, and Wading 
Pool Suction Systems and/or ASTM F2387 Standard Specification for Manufactured Safety Vacuum 
Release Systems (SVRS) for Swimming pools, Spas and Hot Tubs or 


(ii) A properly designed and tested suction-limiting vent system or 
(iii) An automatic pump shut-off system. 


Commercial pools and spas constructed prior to December 19, 2008, with a single submerged suction outlet 
shall use a suction outlet cover that meets ASME/ANSI A112.19.8a and either: 


(A) ASVRS meeting ASME/ANSI A112.19.17 and/or ASTM F2387, or 
B) A properly designed and tested suction-limiting vent system, or 

C) An automatic pump shut-off system, or 

D) Disabled submerged outlets, or 

E) Suction outlets shall be reconfigured into return inlets. 


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HAZARDOUS PRESSURE: STAND CLEAR OF PUMP AND FILTER DURING START-UP 


Pool and spa circulation systems operate under high pressure. When any part of the circulating system (i.e. lock 
ring, pump, filter, valves, etc.) is serviced, air can enter the system and become pressurized. Pressurized air 
can cause the pump housing cover filter lid and valves to violently separate which can result in severe personal 
injury or death. Filter tank lid and strainer cover must be properly secured to prevent violent separation. Stand 
clear of all circulation system equipment when turning on or starting up pump. 


Before servicing pool and spa equipment, make note of the filter pressure. Be sure that all controls are set to 
ensure the system cannot inadvertently start during service. Turn off all power to the pump. 

IMPORTANT: Place filter manual air relief valve in the open position and wait for all pressure in the 
system to be relieved. 


Before starting the system, fully open the manual air relief valve and place all system valves in the “open” 
position to allow water to flow freely from the pool and spa back to the pool or spa. Stand clear of all pool and 
spa equipment and start the pump. 

IMPORTANT: Do not close filter manual air relief valve until all pressure has been discharged from the 
valve and a steady stream of water appears. Observe filter pressure gauge and be sure it is not higher than 
the pre-service condition. 











SuperMax® Pump Installation and User's Guide 


Pentair Water Pool and Spa“ 
PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 


For Pool and Spa Pumps (Non SVRS Pumps) 
(Pentair Water Pool and Spa“, Sta-Rite“, and Pentair Pool Products“) 





General Installation Information 


e All work must be performed by a qualified pool professional, and must conform to all national, 
state, and local codes. 

e Install to provide drainage of compartment for electrical components. 

* These instructions contain information for a variety of pump models and therefore some 
instructions may not apply to a specific model. All models are intended for use in swimming 
pool applications. The pump will function correctly only if it is properly sized to the specific 
application and properly installed. 


Pumps improperly sized or installed or used in applications other than for which the pump 
was intended can result in severe personal injury or death. These risks may include but not 
be limited to electric shock, fire, flooding, suction entrapment or severe injury or property 
damage caused by a structural failure of the pump or other system component. 


A WARNING] 

[A WARNING] The pump can produce high levels of suction within the suction side of the plumbing system. 
These high levels of suction can pose a risk if a person comes within the close proximity of 
the suction openings. A person can be seriously injured by this high level of vacuum or may 
become trapped and drown. It is absolutely critical that the suction plumbing be installed 
in accordance with the latest national and local codes for swimming pools. 


General Warnings 


Risk of Electrical Shock. 
Connect only to a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). 
Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the circuit is protected by a GFCI. 


This unit must be connected only to a supply circuit that is protected by a ground-fault 
circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Such a GFCI should be provided by the installer and should be 
tested on a routine basis. To test the GFCI, push the test button. The GFCI should inter- 
rupt power. Push the reset button. Power should be restored. If the GFCI fails to operate 
in this manner, the GFCI is defective. 


A WARNING] 

A WARNING| 

| AWARNING| If the GFCI interrupts power to the pump without the test button being pushed, a ground 
current is flowing, indicating the possibility of an electric shock. Do not use this pump. Dis- 
connect the pump and have the problem corrected by a qualified service representative 
before using. 

| A CAUTION | 

[A CAUTION 


This pump is for use with permanent swimming pools and may also be used with hot tubs 
and spas if so marked. Do not use with storable pools. A permanently-installed pool is 
constructed in or on the ground or in a building such that it cannot be readily disassembled 
for storage. A storable pool is constructed so that it is capable of being readily disassem- 
bled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity. 


Electrical controls such as on/off switches, timers, and control systems, etc. should be 
properly installed to allow the operation (start-up, shut-down, or servicing) of any pump or 
filter without requiring the user to place any portion of his/her body over or near the pump 
strainer lid or filter lid. Such installation should allow the user to stand clear of the filter and 
pump during system start-up, shut down or servicing of the system. 


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PUMP WARNING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 


For Pool and Spa Pumps (Non SVRS Pumps) 
(Pentair Water Pool and Spa“, Sta-Rite®, and Pentair Pool Products“) 





General Warnings, (Continued). 


Never open the inside of the drive motor enclosure. There is a capacitor bank that holds a 230 
VAC charge even when there is no power to the unit. 

The pump is not submersible 

The pump is capable of high flow rates: use caution when installing and programming to limit 
pumps performance potential with old or guestionable eguipment 

Code reguirements for the electrical connection differ from state to state. Install eguipment in 
accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances. 
Before servicing the pump, press the Stop button and disconnect the communication cable, 
then switch OFF power to the pump by disconnecting the main circuit to the pump. 

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) of reduced physical, 
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been 
given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible 
for their safety. 

To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely 
supervised at all times. 








NOTICE: All suction plumbing must be installed in accordance with the latest national and local 
codes for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, including nspi standards and CPSC guidelines. 








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Section 1 
Introduction 


SuperMax“ High Performance Pump Overview 


The perfect choice for all types of pools, the SuperMax® was specifically designed to be your best 
choice for a variety of inground pools. Thick walled body parts, a heavy duty 56 square flange motor, 
and highly engineered hydraulics make this rugged and tested design perfect for any pool, spa, water 
feature, or fountain. And SuperMax’s silent running capability and small footprint allow it to easily 
drop into a compact equipment pad. 


Efficient, Quiet, Rugged, and Versatile 


All pumps from Sta-Rite® incorporate innovative hydraulic engineering that has been refined for over 
40 years. SuperMax“ reflects the latest and best Pentair technology, to move water more efficiently 
for lower operational costs. Compact, rugged, and easy to maintain, SuperMax® will deliver years of 
reliable service. 





SuperMax® Pump 


SuperMax® Pump Installation and User’s Guide 


General Features 
* Extremely quiet operation 
e Unionized fittings (1.5" and 2”) for simple replacement 
e Cam and Ramp" lid for easy cleaning and maintenance 
e Heavy-duty, high service factor 56 square flange motor for long life 
e Integral volute and pot reduce hydraulic noise 


e See-through lid permits easy inspection of strainer basket 


Additional Features: 
e 115 volt or 230 volt models available 
e 1/2 Hp to 2 1/2 Hp configurations to accommodate a wide range of applications 
e Self-priming for quick, easy start-up 
e Every SuperMax® pump is performance and pressure tested prior to shipment to ensure superior quality 


e UL/CUL/NSF 


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Section 2 
Electrical Reguirements 


This section describes how to wire the SuperMax® pump. 


Note: Before installing this product, read and follow all warning notices and instructions on pages ii-vi. 


Electrical Reguirements and Wiring 


A WARNING — Risk of electrical shock or electrocution. 


© This pool pump must be installed by a licensed or certified electrician or a gualified pool serviceman in 

accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances. Improper 
K installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in death or serious injury to pool users, 
installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also cause damage to property. 


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Always disconnect power to the pool pump at the circuit breaker before servicing the pump. 
Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury to serviceman, pool users or others due to 
electric shock. 


Wiring Installation 


Be sure all electrical breakers and switches are turned off before wiring motor. 


2. Be sure that the wiring voltage matches the motor voltage (230 VAC or 115 VAC). If they do not match, the 
motor can overheat. 


3. Choose a wire size from the Chart 1. When in doubt use a heavier gauge (larger diameter) wire. Heavier 
gauge will allow the motor to run cooler and more efficient. 


Be sure all electrical connections are clean and tight. 


Cut wires to the appropriate length so they do not overlap or touch when connected to the terminal board. 


Chart 1. 


SUPPLY WIRE SIZES (AWG) 
(Size and Length by Horsepower) 


115 volts 230 volts 





100 ft. |150 ft 
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4 | Mor 
4 | 14 | 12) 
4 | 12 | 120 
2 | 12 | 10) 
2 | 12 | 1) 


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Wiring Installation, (Continued). 


6. Permanently ground the motor using the green ground terminal located on the inside of the motor canopy or 
access plate, see Figure 1. Use the correct wire size and type specified by National Electrical Code. Make 
sure the ground wire is connected to an electrical service ground. 


7. Bond the motor to the pool structure in accordance with the National Electrical Code. UL reguires use of a 
solid copper bonding conductor not smaller than 8 AWG. 


8. Connect the wire from the accessible wire connector on the motor to all metal parts of the swimming pool, 
spa, or hot tub structure and to all electrical equipment, metal conduit, and metal piping within 5 feet of the 
inside walls of the swimming pool, spa, or hot tub. For Canada, a 6 AWG or larger solid copper bonding 
conductor is required. 


9. The pump should be permanently connected to either a circuit breaker, 2-pole timer or 2-pole relay. If AC 
power is supplied by a GFCI circuit breaker, use a dedicated circuit breaker that has no other electrical loads. 


10. Connect the pump permanently to a circuit. Make sure no other lights or appliances are on the same circuit. 





Figure 1. 


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Section 3 
Maintenance 


This section describes how to maintain the SuperMax® pump. 


The Pump Strainer Basket 


This unit, sometimes referred to as the ‘Hair and Lint Pot’, is the unit in front of the volute. Inside the chamber 
is the basket which must be kept clean of leaves and debris at all times. View basket through the ‘See Through 
Lid’ to inspect for leaves and debris. 


Regardless of the length of time between filter cleaning, it is most important to visually inspect the hair and lint 
pot basket at least once a week. A clogged basket reduces the efficiency of the filter and heater and puts added 
stress on the pump motor. 


Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket 


A WARNING — DO NOT open the strainer pot if pump fails to prime or if pump has been operating without water in 
the strainer pot. Pumps operated in these circumstances may experience a build up of vapor pressure 
and may contain scalding hot water. Opening the pump may cause serious personal injury. In order 
to avoid the possibility of personal injury, make sure the suction and discharge valves are open and 
strainer pot temperature is cool to touch, then open with extreme caution. 


A CAUTION — To prevent damage to the pump and filter and for proper operation of the system, clean pump strainer 
and skimmer baskets regularly. 


Turn off motor. 

Relieve pressure in the system. 

Turn the clamp and lid in a counter-clockwise direction until it stops. 

Turn the clamp and lid set to remove the clamp and lid. 

Put the debris from the basket into the trash and rinse the basket. Replace the basket if cracked. 
Replace the basket. Be sure to align the slot in the basket with the rib in the volute, see Figure 2. 
Fill the pump pot and volute up to the inlet port with water. 


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Clean the cover, cover O-ring, and sealing surface of the pump pot. Grease the O-ring with a silicone 
based lubricant. 


WHEN INSTALLING 
BASKET, MAKE 

SURE TO ALIGN SLOT 

IN BASKET WITH 

RIB IN VOLUTE. 

WHEN PROPERLY 
INSTALLED, BASKET 
WILL DROP INTO PLACE. 





Figure 2. 


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Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket, (Continued). 


9. Reinstall the lid by placing the clamp and the lid on the pot, see Figure 3. 


10. Be sure the lid O-ring is properly placed. Seat the clamp and lid then turn clockwise until the handles are 
horizontal; see Figure 4. 


A WARNING — THIS FILTER OPERATES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE. 
When any part of the circulating system (e.g., Lock Ring, Pump, Filter, Valves, etc.) is serviced, air 
p can enter the system and become pressurized. Pressurized air can cause the lid to separate which 
S A can result in severe injury, death, or property damage. To avoid this potential hazard, follow these 
m instructions. 
11. Turn the power “ON” at the house circuit breaker. Reset the pool time clock to the correct time 
12. Open the manual air relief valve on top of the filter. 
13. Stand clear of the filter. Start the pump. 


14. Bleed air from the filter until a steady stream of water comes out. Close the manual air relief valve. 


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Figure 3. Figure 4. 


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Winterizing 


1. 


Ifthe air temperature drops below 35“ F., the water in the pump can freeze and cause damage. Freeze damage 
is not warrantable. 


To prevent freeze damage follow the procedures listed below: 

* Shut off electrical power for the pump at the house circuit breaker. 

* Drain the water out of the pump case by removing the two thumb-twist drain plugs from the case. 
Store the plugs in the pump basket. 

e Cover the motor to protect it from severe rain, snow and ice. 

e Do not wrap the motor in plastic. It will cause condensation and rust on the inside of the motor. 


A CAUTION — In mild climate area, when temporary freezing conditions may occur, run your filtering equipment all 


night to prevent freezing. 


Care of Electric Motor 


1. 


Protect from heat. 


e Shade the motor from the sun. 
e Any enclosure must be well ventilated to prevent overheating. 
e Provide ample cross ventilation. 


Protect against dirt. 


e Protect from any foreign matter or splashing water. 

* Do not store (or spill) pool chemicals near the motor. 

e Avoid sweeping or stirring up dust near the motor while in operation. 

e Ifa motor has been damaged by dirt it voids the motor warranty. 

Protect against moisture. 

e Protect from splashing pool water and lawn sprinklers. 

* Protect from the weather. 

e Ifa motor has become wet - let it dry before operating. Do not allow the pump to operate if it has 
been flooded. 

e Ifa motor has been damaged by water it voids the motor warranty. 





NOTE 


* DO NOT wrap motor with plastic or other air tight materials. The motor may be covered during a storm, for winter storage, 
etc., but never when operating, or expecting operation. 


e When replacing the motor, be certain that the motor support is correctly positioned to support the size of motor being installed. 





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Section 4 
Servicing 


This section describes how to service the SuperMax“ pump. 


A WARNING — Risk of electrical shock or electrocution. 
— © This pool pump must be installed by a licensed or certified electrician or a qualified pool serviceman in 
TN accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances. Improper 
installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in death or serious injury to pool users, 
installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also cause damage to property. 


Always disconnect power to the pool pump at the circuit breaker before servicing the pump. Failure to 
do so could result in death or serious injury to serviceman, pool users or others due to electric shock. 


Read all servicing instructions before working on the pump. 


A WARNING — DO NOT open the strainer pot if pump fails to prime or if pump has been operating without water in 
the strainer pot. Pumps operated in these circumstances may experience a build up of vapor pressure 
and may contain scalding hot water. Opening the pump may cause serious personal injury. In order 

TA to avoid the possibility of personal injury, make sure the suction and discharge valves are open and 
strainer pot temperature is cool to touch, then open with extreme caution. 


A CAUTION — Be sure not to scratch or mar the polished shaft seal faces; seal will leak if faces are damaged. 


Pump Disassembly 


1. All moving parts are located in the rear sub-assembly of this pump. 
Required Tools: 


e 1/4 inch socket or open end wrench. 
e 3/8 inch socket or open end wrench. 
e 9/16 inch open end wrench. 
e Flat blade screwdriver. 
2. To remove and repair the motor sub-assembly perform the following procedures: 


Turn off the pump circuit breaker at the main panel. 

Drain the pump by removing the drain plugs. 

Remove the 4 bolts that hold the main pump body (strainer poť/volute) to the rear sub-assembly. 
GENTLY pull the two pump halves apart, removing the rear sub-assembly. 


Remove the three hex head screws holding the diffuser in position. 


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Hold the impeller securely in place and remove the impeller lock screw by using a flat blade screwdriver 
or wrench. The screw is a left-handed thread and loosens in a clockwise direction. 


g. Remove the shaft cap located at the back of the motor and hold the shaft secure with a % inch (Century® 
motors) or 7/16 inch (Franklin Electric® Motors) open-end wrench. On AO Smith® motors, remove the 
motor canopy, move the capacitor to one side and hold the shaft with a 7/16 inch open-end wrench. 


h. To unscrew the impeller from the shaft, twist the impeller counter-clockwise. 
i. Remove the four bolts from the seal plate to the motor using a 3/8 inch wrench. 
j. Place the seal plate face down on a flat surface and tap out the ceramic seal. 


k. Clean the seal plate, seal housing, and the motor shaft. 


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Pump Reassembly/Seal Replacement 


1. When installing the replacement seal into the seal plate, use soapy water to wet the rubber boot before 
pressing it into the seal plate. 


2. Remount the seal plate to the motor. 


Before installing the rotating portion of the seal on the motor shaft, wet the motor shaft with soapy water and 
slide the seal onto the motor shaft. Ensure that the carbon face contacts the ceramic face of the stationary 
seat. Press the seal into the seal plate with your thumbs and wipe off the ceramic with a clean cloth. 


Grease the motor shaft thread and screw impeller onto the motor shaft. 
Screw in the impeller lock screw (counter-clockwise to tighten). 
Remount the diffuser onto the seal plate. Make sure the plastic pins and holding screw inserts are aligned. 


Grease the diffuser quad ring and seal plate O-ring prior to reassembly. 


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Grease the bolt threads, assemble the motor sub-assembly to the strainer pot-pump body by using the two 
through bolts for proper alignment. Do not tighten the through bolts until all 4 bolts are in place and finger 
tightened. 


9. Fill the pump with water. 
10. Reinstall the pump lid and plastic clamp; see SECTION 3, Maintenance. 
11. Reprime the system. 


The Shaft Seal 


1. The Shaft Seal consists primarily of two parts, a rotating member and a ceramic seal. 


2. The pump requires little or no service other than reasonable care, however, a Shaft Seal may occasionally 
become damaged and must be replaced. 








MOTOR SLINGER 
MOTOR SHAFT 

SEAL PLATE O-RING 

QUAD DIFFUSER IMPELLER 


RING SCREW Figure 5 


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Section 5 
Restart Instructions 


If the SuperMax® pump is installed below the water level of the pool, close return and suction lines prior to 
opening hair and lint pot on pump. Make sure to reopen valves prior to operating. 


A CAUTION — DO NOT run the pump dry. If the pump is run dry, the mechanical seal will be damaged and the pump 
will start leaking. If this occurs, the damaged seal must be replaced. ALWAYS maintain proper water 
level in your pool (half way up skimmer opening). If the water level falls below the skimmer opening, 
the pump will draw air through the skimmer, losing the prime and causing the pump to run dry, resulting 
in a damaged seal. Continued operation in this manner could cause a loss of pressure, resulting in 
damage to the pump case, impeller and seal, and may cause property damage and personal injury. 


Priming the Pump 


1. The pump strainer pot must be filled with water before the pump is initially started. Follow these steps to 
prime the pump. 


Remove the pump lid plastic clamp. Remove the pump lid. 


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Fill the pump strainer pot with water. 
c. Reassemble the pump cover and plastic clamp onto the strainer pot. The pump is now ready to prime. 
d. Open the air release valve on the filter, and stand clear of the filter. 


Turn on the switch or time clock. 


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f. When water comes out of the air release valve, close the valve. The system should now be free of air 
and recirculating water to and from the pool. 


2. For2-speed pumps: 
a. Pump should run on high-speed for priming. 


b. The pump should not run longer than 8 minutes before priming is achieved. 


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Section 6 
Troubleshooting 


Use the following troubleshooting information to resolve possible problems with your SuperMax“ pump. 


A WARNING — RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR ELECTROCUTION. 


Improperly installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in death or serious injury to 
pool users, installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also cause damage to property. 


—- 9 1. If you are not familiar with your pool filtering system and/or heater: 
Š \ a. Do NOT attempt to adjust or service without consulting your dealer, or a qualified pool 
technician. 


b. Read the entire Installation & User’s Guide before attempting to use, service or adjust the 
pool filtering system or heater. 


Note: Turn off power to unit prior to attempting service or repair. 


Problems and Corrective Actions 


Problem Corrective Action 


FAILURE TO PUMP 


Pump Will Not Prime — to much air Check suction piping and valve glands on any suction gate valves. 
Secure lid on pump strainer pot and make sure lid gasket is in place. 
Check water level to make sure skimmer is not drawing air. 





Pump Will Not Prime — not enough water Make sure suction lines, pump strainer, and pump volute are full of water. 
Make sure valve on suction line is working and open, (some systems do not have valves). 
Check water level to make sure water is available through skimmer. 


Pump strainer clogged Clean pump strainer pot. 





Pump strainer gasket defective Replace gasket. 


REDUCED CAPACITY and/or HEAD 


Air pockets or leaks in suction line Check suction piping and valve glands on any suction gate valves. 
Pump Will Not Prime — to much air Secure lid on pump strainer pot and make sure lid gasket is in place. 
Check water level to make sure skimmer is not drawing air. 





Clogged impeller Turn off electrical power to the pump. 


Remove the clamp that holds the volute to the seal plate. 
Slide the motor and seal plate away from the volute. 
Clean debris from impeller. 

If debris cannot be removed, complete the following steps. 


(1) Remove left hand thread anti-spin bolt and O-ring. 
(2) Remove, clean and reinstall impeller. 
(3) Reinstall anti-spin bolt. 


Reinstall diffuser and quad ring. 
Reinstall motor and seal plate into volute. 
Reinstall clamp around seal plate and volute and tighten securely. 





Pump strainer clogged Clean suction trap. 





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Section 7 
Technical Data 


Illustrated Parts List 














Item 
No. 


Part 
No. 


Description 





SINGLE SPEED SUPERMAX MOTORS 


3550198 
3550218 
3550238 
3550258 
3550278 


3^, 34 HP — (Black) 


1 HP — (Black) 
1% HP — (Black) 
2 HP — (Black) 


2% HP — (Black) 


DUAL SPEED SUPERMAX MOTORS 


1 
1 
1 


3552328 
3553768 
3553778 


1 HP — (Black) 
1% HP — (Black) 
2 HP — (Black) 


ENERGY EFFICIENT SUPERMAX MOTORS 


1 


—- O 0 O NO O RF V ďV — a — — 


=i =i 


3553758 
3553918 
3553928 
3553935 
3553948 
355612 
351094 
351090 
350091 
357255 
351089 
350093 
270141 
192115 
357161 


34 HP 115 VOLTAGE — (Black) 
Ya, Ya, 1HP — (Black) 
1% HP — (Black) 
2 HP — (Black) 
2% HP — (Black) 
SEAL PLATE 
BASE 
CLAMP, RAMP & CAM 
LID 
O-RING, LID 42-357 
VOLUTE 
ADAPTER, 2 req. 
NUT, 2 req. 
O-RING DRAIN PLUG, 2 req. 
DRAIN PLUG, 2 req. 


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Item 


Part 
No. 


355621 
072184 
355619 
350099 
355030 
355334 
355617 
355617 
355617 
355618 
355618 
350170 
354290 
355043 
355043 
355067 
355074 
355086 
355093 
355067 
355074 
355086 
355389 
354545 
355667 
351157 


Description 


SCREW %-16 X 24 HEX HD, 4 reg. 
WASHER 3/8 in. S/S, 4 reg. 
O-RING SEAL BRACKET 

O-RING ADAPTER #2-226, 2 reg. 
SEAL DIFFUSER 

SCREW #8-32 HEX WASHER HD, 3 reg. 
DIFFUSER - % HP 

DIFFUSER - % HP 

DIFFUSER - 1 HP 

DIFFUSER - 1% HP 

DIFFUSER - 2 HP 

DIFFUSER - 2% HP 

HEX HEAD SCREW 3/8 - 16, 4 reg. 
IMPELLER % HP 

IMPELLER % HP 

IMPELLER 1 HP 

IMPELLER 1%: HP 

IMPELLER 2 HP 

IMPELLER 2% HP 

IMPELLER 1 HP, 2-SPD 
IMPELLER 112 HP, 2-SPD 
IMPELLER 2 HP, 2-SPD 

SCREW, IMPELLER LOCKING 
SEAL SET 

BASKET, LARGE 


SUPERMAX? UNION KIT(2 UNIONS, 
2 ADAPTERS, 2 O-RINGS PER KIT) 


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Pump Curve 


Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. 
Pump Performance Curve 


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SuperMax Series 





100 





3450 RPM 
































Total Dynamic Head In Feet Of Water 






























































1750 RPM 2 4 HP 
20 - 1%HP ^] 
1HP 
jú SS 2HP 15, Ya HP 
0 T T Ya, Ya HP T 1 HP. l Lc HP T T T Hj T T 1 
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 


Flow Rate in U.S. GPM 


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