The ITT Marlow J series basket pump was a very common pump used on lots of swimming pool and pond applications. It is also known as the Argonaut pump. to identify which model you have look for the information plate running vertically down the outside of the basket compartment, nearly alway on the right side. As with all pumps over time the seals and motor often fail leading to leaking wet ends, burnt out motors, and failed components. ITT were aquired by another company a few years back and they reconfigured the J series into the up to date Argonaut AV series of pumps. You can replace a "J" with an AV however the port size and location are different, so a plumbing alteration is usually always necessary. (not good if your pipes are set in concrete)
The good news is that the black tank on the J series is usually fine and can be transplanted to another motor, making it easy to fit back onto your current plumbing set up.
The DIY kit include: pump motor, tank lid and lid-o-ring
Things to note ...
When the DIY Kit arrives and you are ready to transfer the pump tank onto the new motor ... please make sure that you keep the old 4 bolts from your exsisting pump motor and use them with your new assembly. We will not be able to supply those bolts. Keep them safe !
IMPORTANT: Always remember, water and electricity do not mix and can be deadly! Any work you attempt yourself is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please exercise caution. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or damage that may arise from advice or installation of electrical components in your spa unit.
Any electrical connections must be carried out by a qualified electrician in accordance with the current IEE and building regulations.
Hi, I think my pump is this type. The motor has a bearing whine and is pretty much shot. Do you fit a complete new motor including cable and plug? How do I identify the model type to be sure that refurb is possible? I'm a bit worried that I send it to you and find that it can't be repaired. What happens in this case? Regards, IanF
I have a swimming pool pump Marlow ITT Industries Argonaut 1,50 cv motor. The pump is now 15 years old and needs replacing. MY pool is large, 15 metres long and 5 metres wide? Can you please replace this ITT Pump?
I HAVE A J25EC ARGONAUT PUMP WHICH I NO LONGER REQUIRE - DESPITE ITS AGE IT HAS NOT BEEN USED VERY MUCH. IS THERE A SECOND HAND MARKET FOR SUCH PUMPS AND DOES YOUR COMPANY BUY SECOND HAND PUMPS?