My home warranty covered repairs to my pool equipment so they came out and repaired my non operating heater. In addition to that, they replaced the pump motor since it seemed to seize up THE DAY BEFORE the guy was to inspect the heater. To my surprise, the repair guy replaced the motor with a brand new black and shiny motor.
Now, it seems to run awesome, and in fact, there don't seem to be any more bubbles coming out of the return jets. I believe the new motor, with new flange to the filter got rid of the previous leak problem I had.
Anyhow, I ran the new pump for about four hours last night for the first time and the motor felt hot to the touch. I read somewhere here that if you can touch the motor for 8 seconds, then that is completely normal. Is this true? I want to make sure everything is installed correctly. I never did feel the old motor so have nothing to compare it to.