Hi Everyone, can someone please help me spec out a new pump?
I also reluctantly add another "new pump" thread here but I guess every situation is unique.
My pool is about 10yr old 27,000 gal (100k liter) hump back kidney style with 3 returns (1.5") plus 2 additional in the stairs. Skimmer and floor drain is 2". Its has a SWG, a Sta-Rite system 3 S8M500 cartridge filter with a flo rate rating of 130 gpm and a Jandy NG heater.
I currently have a Sta-Rite max-e-pro 1.5hp which still works fine except it develops an intermittent and very loud screeching sound from the motor. I'm thinking that the bearings are shot. As the pump is at least 10yr old, I'm half expecting to have to replace the entire unit. I will be disassembling it before the pool opens just to see if its repairable but....
Any help is greatly appreciated!