Swimming Pool Pump

1 Posts
Mar 25, 2014 10:14 am
Swimming Pool Pump

I have an existing Hayward Super II pool pump, 3/4 hp, 230 v and .55 KW (information from motor label). Can I run this pump without batteries and run it when the panels get sun ? I was thinking the start up of the motor may be an issue. I was thinking 3 250W panels ?

Thank you for any help

47 Posts
Nov 18, 2014 01:28 pm
Re: Swimming Pool Pump

That's an AC pump.  You would need to use the panels with a charge controller to charge a battery bank, then use an inverter to convert the DC power to AC for the pump.

You may be better off installing a grid-tied system that just makes the amount of power that the pump uses, therefore off-setting the power used by the pump, saving you money on your electric bill.

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