My Flex PVC broke loose somehow and it seems the pump ran dry for a few. Now if I flip the power it sounds like it wants to cycle then trips the GFCI. The shaft I am able to spin. It wants to start, the shaft spins a few times and I see waterflow in the basket then the GFCI goes out. It did get soaked, I wonder if something is 'wet', even thought it is outside.
The pump is 1.5 hp Power-Flo LX rated at 70 GPM
The filter (it was a combo) is a Hayward Dream Line s190TSCP that has a filter rate of 25 GPM and design flow rate of 45 GPM
so my questions are, does it sound like the pump went? I plugged a hair straightener into the GFCI to see if it was tripping with a load on it and all is good.
The pool store has Power-Flo LX and Hayward Matrix pumps for around the same price. They have both 1.0 and 1.5 hp.
They are saying I probably should have a 1.0 hp since I am 15x30 above ground. I do know I do push a lot of pressure.
I also wonder if the matrix is a better option?
Here is my concern, I am hard piped except for the flex PVC, I want to minimize any repiping as I don't have time to repipe this week, if the matrix is an option any idea if the dimensions from the input/outputs are the same as the LX where it mounts?
Also, is 1.0 a better option? I got the package from a reputable pool store installer maybe 6 years back.
Could the GFCI be bad? I am thinking it is not. Since it can run a heating element.