Nidec Motor Corporation Introduces Aqua-Shield™ 56 Frame Pool Motor
05 November 2014

Increased Protection from the Elements Increases Motor Life

St. Louis, MO (November 5, 2014) – Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) will showcase its next generation 56 frame pool motor, Aqua-ShieldTM, at the upcoming International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo in Orlando, FL, November 5-7. 

Aqua-Shield, which joins the U.S. MOTORS® brand family of pool motors manufactured by NMC, is designed to provide superior moisture resistance inside the motor where water and debris can damage windings and cause premature motor failure.

Since bearings within a pool motor can be a high wear and tear item and a labor-intensive repair, all U.S. MOTORS brand pool motors feature three layers of bearing protection:  double-sealed ball bearings, lip seal and water slinger.  The Aqua-Shield 56 Frame pool motor adds an extra layer of protection:  an internal bearing cover designed to protect the drive-end bearing from internal moisture.

“The Aqua-Shield pool motor is built to minimize some of the typical problems experienced with pool motors exposed to the elements,” said Ryan Wade, director, Sales and Marketing for the Commercial/Residential business group at NMC.  “Optimized internal air flow keeps the motor cooler and minimizes moisture buildup inside the motor,” Wade explained.  “We’ve built a motor that will last longer under the damaging effects of moisture, debris and heat.  It’s truly a pool motor built to last.”   

For more information on the Aqua-Shield 56 frame pool motor and other quality U.S. MOTORS brand products from Nidec Motor Corporation, visit                         


About Nidec Motor Corporation:  Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls.  The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration.  It also makes motors, controls, and switches for automotive and commercial markets.   Brands include U.S. MOTORS®, SR Drives®, HURST®, RESCUE®, and ECOTECH EZ®.

Parent company Nidec Corporation (NYSE:  NJ) is the world's leading manufacturer of small precision motors, including motors used in hard and optical disk drives.  The company has extended its focus beyond the information storage motor market to the home appliance and automotive markets, where it sees high future growth potential.  For more information, visit