I have an AO Smith 1.5 HP motor running through a Crystal Water SVL56 pump. The pump/motor is only 4 yrs old, but has been getting louder since we opened the pool this year. However, the noise isn't consistent in that it's sometimes loud and sometimes not. When the bearings start to fail is the noise consistent or can it come and go as I'm experiencing?
I don't want to pay to replace the motor if it's something else. What do you think?