I believe my pump is the original pump from 1990. It We bought the house about 3 years ago. About a year into our ownership, the motor would squeal when started then quiet down. I probably should have replaced the bearings then. Fast forward to now, it constantly squeals and has an unsettling metal on metal noise. I'm no pro, but I think I need a new motor.
My questions are as follows:
- should I replace the motor and the pump?
- the current motor is a 2hp. Is that too powerful for my setup(in sig)? I do have a spa with waterfall, but no heater. There are two drains (I can't say that the drain in the spa
is actively pulling water as the water spills over into the pool), one skimmer, four returns. When I
read about the formula to determine what hp motor, it talked about pvc size and distance. I'm almost certain the PVC is 2". The the pump is about 20' from the pool. The
furthest return, skimmer and drain is about 45' away.
- where is the best place to buy pumps and motors? Is Home Depot any good?
You can see my setup in this thread:
Impeller Keeps Breaking
Thanks in advance for everyone's help with this.
Spa with waterfall - no heater
Pentair Sta-Rite MPRA6G-155L 2 hp
Posi-Clear PXC-150 Filter