fairly new to the pool game, I have been pretty lucky troubleshooting the past 7 years Ive owned the pool being able to figure out my own issues...but this one has me stumped.
Ok...so a few days ago i noticed my pump was very weak, and wasnt moving the water out of the jets like it should be. I tried to backwash it, but the pump was barely moving the water enough to get out of the backwash hose. So I took the pump apart thinking there was something in the impeller maybe...but no. I then blew out the intake lines to ensure nothing was stuck there...they were clear. Checked all the connections to ensure they were tight. Then removed the multi port valve to see if there was something there...but it was clear as well. Finally out of desperation, i changed the sand in my filter....still the same weak pressure.
All that to say do I need to replace my pump, can I rebuild it? How do i know which part to replace? Thanks so much in advance. I have a 16x32 inground pool, the pump is a sta-rite 1hp pump.