I have an 8 year old pool. When built, they installed a 2HP single speed motor.
A few people have told me that this was "total over-kill".
I have been waiting for it to die, so that I could justify spending the money on a variable speed pump.
This morning when it kicked-on at it's set time, I heard a weird sound, followed by a small alarm beep, then nothing.
When I went out to check, I found that the breaker for the motor is popped. I re-set the breaker and tried turning it on. The motor seems to be frozen, which is causing the alarm beep and tripping the breaker.
For some reason I had expected that when it died, it would be the pump, (leaking water and such), not the actual motor.
Is this common, for the electric motor to freeze-up?
I am open to suggestions for a new pump.
As always, I appreciate your input.