Well, I knew this day would come. The pump motor has been fairly loud from the day we purchased the house. Slowly getting louder. The motor has always been warm when running, but now starting to get hot. It's still working, but before it dies on me I want to get a new one of some flavor ordered.
I'm lucky that the previous owner believed in valves like I do, so it will be easy to shut down the water lines and the only thing I will have to deal with is it water in the strainer basket & pump.
So, here is what I have now:
The direct replacement motor seems to be readily available, but do I want to change to 2 speed? I'm thinking yes, but as we may only be in the house another year or two should I? I think the up cost of VS is just out of the question.
What else do I need? I guess a seal kit.
I've never changed one, so how hard; what do I look out for?
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Oh, if you are wondering why it's white under all the equipment.....
My pool equipment is installed in the "crawl space" under the house. In this case crawl space is a misnomer, as it's 12 feet tall in the area where the equipment is installed. Due to the high water table and damp conditions I had the entire crawl space "encapsulated" and dried out. Here is what it looks like: