Brand new pool, everything hooked up and running today, filled to capacity, and we can't stand how noisy the pump is! It's a Hayward 1.5hp Super Pump. It's in a shed 12 feet behind the pool and we can hear it whining from inside the house with all of the windows and doors closed, so imagine how loud it is from the pool! Maybe it's because the PB initially had the pipes hooked up backwards and was sucking air through the returns (they were above the water line at the time) and blowing it out through the main drains before he figured out something must be wrong with the plumbing. Maybe that did some damage?
Any recommendations on repair or replace? What do people like for quiet pumps? What about a two-speed or variable-speed pump? Are they more expensive and, if so, are they worth the extra money?