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STA-RITE SuperMax Installation And User Manual

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  • Page 2 10951 West Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, CA 93021 • (805) 553-5000 Trademarks and Disclaimers: The Sta-Rite logo is a registered trademark of Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. SuperMax is a trademark of Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Important Safety Precautions ... ii Section 1: Introduction ... 1 SuperMax ™ Pump Overview ... 1 General Features ... 2 Section 2: Electrical Requirements ... 3 Wiring Installation ... 3 Pump Strainer Basket ... 4 Section 3: Maintenance ... 5 Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket ...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Precautions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important Notice: This guide provides installation and operation instructions for the SuperMax Consult Pentair Water with any questions regarding this equipment. Attention Installer: This guide contains important information about the installation, operation and safe use of this product. This information should be given to the owner and/or operator of this equipment after installation or left on or near the pump.
  • Page 5 General Installation Information • All SuperMax 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.
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  • Page 7: Section 1: Introduction

    Efficient, Quiet, Rugged, and Versatile All pumps from Pentair Water Pool and Spa incorporate innovative hydraulic engineering that has been refined for over 40 years. SuperMax efficiently for lower operational costs. Compact, rugged, and easy to maintain, SuperMax years of reliable service.
  • Page 8: General Features

    1/2 Hp to 2 Hp configurations to accommodate a wide range of applications • Self-priming for quick, easy start-up • Every SuperFlo pump is performance and pressure tested prior to shipment to ensure superior quality • UL/CUL/NSF SuperMax Pump Installation and User’s Guide ™...
  • Page 9: Section 2: Electrical Requirements

    This section describes how to wire the SuperMax Note: Before installing this product, read and follow all warning notices and instructions starting on page ii. Electrical Requirements and Wiring When pump is mounted permanently within 5 ft. of the inside walls of a swimming pool, you MUST use a No.
  • Page 10: Pump Strainer Basket

    A dirty basket will reduce the efficiency of the filter and heater and also put an abnormal stress on the pump motor which would result in a costly repair bill. SuperMax Pump Installation and User’s Guide ™...
  • Page 11: Section 3: Maintenance

    This section describes how to maintain the SuperMax Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket 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.
  • Page 12: Winterizing

    • 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. • When replacing the motor, be certain that the motor support is correctly positioned to support the size of motor being installed. SuperMax Pump Installation and User’s Guide ™...
  • Page 13: Section 4: Servicing

    This section describes how to service the SuperMax 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 accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances.
  • Page 14: Pump Reassembly/Seal Replacement

    CAUTION — The polished and lapped faces of the seal could be damaged if not handled with care. CAUTION — In mild climate area, when temporary freezing conditions may occur, run your filtering equipment all night to prevent freezing. SuperMax Pump Installation and User’s Guide ™...
  • Page 15: 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. 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.
  • Page 16: Section 6: Troubleshooting

    Section 6 Troubleshooting Use the following troubleshooting information to resolve possible problems with your SuperMax 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.
  • Page 17: Section 7: Technical Data

    355067 IMPELLER 1 HP, 2-SPD 355074 IMPELLER 1½ HP, 2-SPD 355086 IMPELLER 2 HP, 2-SPD 355389 SCREW, IMPELLER LOCKING 354545 SEAL SET 355667 BASKET, LARGE 351157 SUPERMAX Section 7 Technical Data Description ™ UNION KIT (Items No. 8, 9, 15) SuperMax Pump Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 18: Pump Curve

    20.00 PHK2RAY6E-102L PHK2RAY6E-102L PHK2RAY6E-102L 10.00 0.00 20.0 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS SuperMax Pump Installation and User’s Guide ™ PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA, INC. PUMP PERFORMANCE CURVE ™ SUPERMAX SERIES PHK2RAY6G-104L PHK2RAY6G-104L PHK2RAY6G-104L 40.0 60.0 80.0 Flow Rate in U.S. GPM RA---->...
  • Page 19 NOTES SuperMax™...
  • Page 20 P/N 351096 Rev. B 8/14/07...