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jimmy


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24/06/2009 16:32

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My pool pump is very noisy again & it sounds like the bearings are going ( 3rd set this year). No, they are going as the pump is red hot.



Every time they go it costs me 60ytl to get it fixed.



I have been taking it to the pump place just past starling on the right as you head into Lapta.



Is there anywhere else I can take it as I don't think these people seem to know what they are doing or are just replacing one bearing at a time. I have a good mind to take it back but probably get the shrug of the shoulders treatment.



Navek



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24/06/2009 16:44

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Hi jimmy,



Depends where you live,



Murat at Esentepe Pools does them,



No problems with mine, fitted 20 months ago.



Navek



jimmy


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24/06/2009 17:11

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I'm in Lapta - probably a bit far - wouldn't mind traveling but I'm a bit pushed for time as I'm going away at the weekend



Navek



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24/06/2009 17:24

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Hi jimmy,



You could try Siba, Alsancak, down road on left coming from Lapta I think ?

Someone else may give you directions, hopefully.

Save you a lot of time.

Good luck.



Navek



jimmy


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24/06/2009 17:37

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thanks navek - will try them



racoonchic



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Message Posted:
24/06/2009 18:40

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a new pumps only 500tl sounds better as well



keithcaley



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24/06/2009 19:00

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Hi,

I think that the main reason for bearing failure is usually the water seal on the motor shaft leaking.

Some makes of pumps appear to be worse than others for this problem - the cheaper Turkish made ones particularly - e.g. 'Water Fun' for one...

If the shaft starts getting corroded, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a good, watertight seal on the revolving shaft, leading to repeated bearing failure...

The pump man (Press Teknik) might perhaps have pointed this out to you, rather than repeatedly trying to 'patch it up' and keep it running - sometimes you do just need 'tough love', and to be advised to 'buy a new one'.

Having said that, they are pretty good, and if you ask him straight out, he will probably recommend a better brand, and with a bit of 'persuasion' offer you a reasonable discount for your troubles!

Mention 'Cyprus 44', 'Noel Baba', ME, whatever it takes!

Do let us know how you get on.

Keith.



gates


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24/06/2009 19:11

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keep sticking in the cheapens could of bought a gooden cyprus pools get the best



keithcaley



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24/06/2009 19:16

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gates,

You're right - some Builders / Pool companies are just cheapskates (not you!) and spend the absolute minimum on equipment, leaving the customer with a legacy of future maintenance problems.

It's always best to spend a bit more and buy quality in the first place - if you are given the choice!

Keith.



vinepools


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Message Posted:
24/06/2009 19:23

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Jimmy



before you change bearings again.. check the plastic cover behind the pump.. did the propeller touch it? or maybe impella inside your pump needs cleaning as may have fruit seeds inside but anyway give me a call for some free advice, our office is based in Alsancak 0533 870 4250



Regards.. Vine Pools



loslobos


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24/06/2009 20:04

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Hi Jimmy



I know the problem, best you phone Alex on 0542 884 4411. He is mustard and will sort the problem for you.



racoonchic



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25/06/2009 05:20

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thats it put some mustard on the bearings only whole grain though as the cheaper french mustards will f##k it up



jimmy


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25/06/2009 11:08

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I'm gonna take it back to where it has been done & see what happens - hopefully they will do me a repair under warrnty



TRNCVaughan


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25/06/2009 11:25

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What make is your pump? If it's a cheap brand you might want to stop throwing good money after bad and replace it with a good brand. We stock Calpeda (Italian) pumps and they are one of the best. Bear in mind that you will probably have to change the pipework layout which will involve cutting and glueing.



jimmy


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25/06/2009 13:40

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guess what, took it back to the pump man, just put it on & it sounds nearly as bad.





It's a good job I haven't got a shotgun handy :-( :-(





He quoted me 350 for a new one - I'd rather swim in a green pool than give it them - shall i put this in the rip off thread



jimmy


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25/06/2009 13:50

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model is "Doll" ? - modelo astral victoria - think it says made in spain -



\no serie 144611V - ( i think it says)



how much for a new one fitted ?? ( provided I have enough info to quote)



don't really fancy changing pipework



jimmy


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25/06/2009 13:53

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http://www.poolchemicalsonline.co.uk/admin/include/getImage.php?table=images&master_id=841&type=larger



this looks like what I have got -



TRNCVaughan


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25/06/2009 14:03

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Astral is a good brand and Victoria is a common model here. Go to SIBA next to Pine Bay Club and they will give you one over the counter. They are Astral importers and will do you a good price. 350 quid is probably a bit more than you need to pay them. You can fit it yourself if you got the old one off.

Good luck.



TRNCVaughan


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Take tho old pump with you and they will tell you how many h.p. it is.



jimmy


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25/06/2009 14:05

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cheers Vaughan -



will ring them



jimmy


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25/06/2009 15:07

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took it back & he tried to tell me its the bloody voltage now !!!!!



he came back to the house & did a test of the voltage & it was spot on........................ Thinking I have him over a barell now but no, he starts trying to feed me some more bull like do I leave the lid up on the pump room



"give me your number & I will call you later"





the pump is now sat on his shelf









the pump is sat back on his shelf at the so will wait & see what happens next !!



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