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    Cool Whining Pump

    Hi guys,

    My pump has become louder in the past 2 weeks, seems to be running hotter, and has a whining sound to it. I'm sure my neighbors are not too happy.
    I'm thinking my pump is bad and I am ready to get something new.
    I'm new to the pool scene, but have read reviews of the Pentair 2VST and the Hayward Eco Star variable pump. Is it worth it to spend money on a good pump? Are these pumps decent? My entire pool is only 3 years old. I just bought the place last fall and we have been using the pool a ton this summer. 117 heat index yesterday and today.

    I want the pump to be quieter, efficient and have some sort of timer option on it.

    Any advice you can give would be much appreciated!

    Stay cool!
    Michael Travis

    In-ground 29,160 gallon SWG pool Hayward Tristar VS (2016) Swim Clear cartridge filter system, Rheem gas water htr, Dolphin S300I (2017), auto pool cover

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    Re: Whining Pump

    Without a doubt all brands of variable speed pumps are more efficient, quieter, and have built in timers to set different speeds for different times of day. You can also just replace your motor with a variable speed motor. You may want to consult with a local professional to install new pump. You will not get full warranty if not installed by a professional. Also check with your local utility for possible rebates

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    Re: Whining Pump

    Could be the bearings are going. It might be repairable.

    Keep in mind heat and water kills electronics, both of which pool pumps are exposed to a lot of.

    I think in the future more people will start enclosing their equipment pads.

    I second what kadavis mentioned: Try and get a warranty on the new pump if you go that route.

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    Re: Whining Pump

    You might check to see if anything is stuck in the impeller.
    16X32 AB, Pentair SD filter, 3/4hp Pentair Optiflo, CircuPool RJ30+ swg, TF 100

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