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Yes. You can, but what`s more important to answer is do your really NEED to change your pump to one with a higher horsepower rating? If you have complete information on you pool and you`ve determined that your current pool pump is not enough for your needs, by all means, go ahead and change your pool pump.
If you`re fairly confident in your DIY skills then you can always do minor pump repairs like changing the mechanical seals or changing your pump bearings.
A 1.5 HP pump would give you a flow rate of approximately 90 gallons per minute which would circulate this pool just fine . . .
On average, a pool pump motor can last between 8 and 10 years before it needs to be replaced.
So, on low speed the 1 HP moves 43 GPM and the 1.5 HP moves 45.5 GPM. To save money you want to hopefully run it on low speed (much less electrical current is used on low speed and it`s more quiet).
If your pool pump motor refuses to run, it could be lacking a power supply. Check the circuit breaker for the circuit that powers the pump and reset it if necessary. If the power supply is working correctly, put your ear close to the pump while it is switched on.
Replacing a pool pump with a smaller model is OK in some situations. Pool pumps can be downsized if the current pump is too big for the pool and pool filter. You can either replace the pump or swap out the impeller and motor for a smaller size.
It is OK to replace a 1 HP pool pump with a 1.5 HP pump if your pool pipes and filter can handle the additional flow. A larger pump will only be of benefit if the current pump is turning over the pool`s water volume at a rate of 1-2 times every 8 hours.

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I have a jacuzzi magnum 1500 pool pump which leaks. I changed the O-ring and it still leaks. If I have to change the seal on it, how do I change it. I tried undoing everything on this pump. Thanks!
ANSWER : You need a 201 seal for the pump. Most electric motor shops that work on pumps and of course pool store carry these. If you are unfamiliar with how to change the seal, the charges to have it done are usually low. We charge $15 – $30 depending on how much of the pump is brought in and therefore remains to be taken apart to replace the seal. The seal is about a $5 item.

If trying yourself, you will need to completely disassemble the pump, lock the motor shaft at the rear of the unit, spin off the impeller, and replace both halfs of the seal.

My pump is no longer working my pool water is starting to turn green, I shut down the power but I can’t seem to open up the pool pump to clean the basket can you give me any suggestions?
ANSWER : First get some liquid chloriene in the pool start with about four gallons. Loosten the lid ring then turn the pump on and back off after a few seconds. If your trying to get the pump housing open do the same thing with the lock ring that holds it closed.

Motor runs for 10 seconds and shuts off – Jacuzzi MAGNUM POOL PUMP 1-1/2 HP MAGNUM PUMP BY
ANSWER : I believe it is your starting capacitor, It is a long round thing usually black that has two wires, this is what makes it kick on. just us rubber handled pliars when disconnecting the other one. because it holds electricity. You can get one at a hardware or pool supply, usually 10.00 or so…I hope this helpsDonna

My pump is running however it’s pressure is less than 10 psi and the heater on the pool will not run.
ANSWER : With the Jacuzzi Magnum pool pumps, low pressure is going to likely be cause by one of the issues below. Try these troubleshooting tips.
1.Pump not primed
2.Leakage of air into suction system
3.Impeller clogged
4.Valve in suction or discharge line partly closed or suction or discharge line partly plugged or too small. 5.Plugged basket in skimmer or hair in lint strainer.
6.Dirty filter.

ANSWER : I have a jacuzzi 1.5 moter about 3 years old, it run for about 1 hour heats up and shuts off while also turning the breaker off…

My jacuzzi pool pump cracked so I need to replace it. Jacuzzi is no longer making parts, so what would be a good brand where I could still use the same pipes, filter, etc.?
ANSWER : Here’s a site where I found tons of jacuzzi parts and accessories. select catagory scroll about half way down to jacuzzi pumps and hit search.If you find what you need can I borrow the jacuzzi .. lol

How to disassemble a magnum 1500 – to change the bearing seal.
ANSWER : On the big lock ring there is a small clip that you pull out away from the ring then turn out of the way. It is just a peg to stop the ring from turning, with that done from the back of the pump loosten the ring in a counter clockwise direction. With the ring clear start the pump for just a second a couple of times till the water pressure pops the pump in two. Once that is done I beleve it has five screws holding the difuser on, pull that and on most models their is a center screw on the impeller. This screw is a left hand thread so turn it clockwise to loosten it. Then insert something flat and strong in a vain of the impeller on the left side and give it a sharp hit to start the impeller spinning off. If need be spin the rest of the way off and your at the seal. Rember when putting this back together Hand tight only on the impeller and use a teflon or silicone base lube not petroleium jelly.

My pool pump makes a buzzing noise but there is no water circulating into the pool and no suction what-soever. What could be the problem?
ANSWER : First, Check your voltage at the terminal with a voltmeter. If it is within 10% of what is stated on the name plate, try the following suggestions. If is is more than 10% off, call an electrician. Common problems that cause this humming with no suction in these pool pumps are:-Take the pump apart and look for rubbing that could be causing your pump to tighten up. -Check for a seized motor. If the motor has seized up, you will have to have it repaired or replaced.-It could be a winding switch or capacitor problem. Again, a pro will have to service it.