We got 6+ inches of rain last week, and since we're closing our pool this week, I spent some time outside getting water off our cover and shaping things up for winter. Once I got the water off the cover, I found the pool water level had dropped several inches; not sure where it went, but maybe the pressure of all the rain on the cover forced it out somewhere? It was at the bottom of the skimmer boxes, so I turned the pump off (our pump normally runs 24/7, because it is on a different level and on the other side of the yard from our pool) so I could add water to the pool.
Once the water level was up again, I re-primed the pump and got everything started again. Almost immediately, my Aqua Rite SWG system started to rebel. The power light went off (which I'd never seen happen) and then back on, and then off, and then back to on and generating chlorine. I left it overnight to see if it would balance out by morning.
Instead, the pump got REALLY loud overnight. Painfully so. I went out this morning and backwashed, but the sound remains the same. Pressure is a little higher than it was at the start of the season. (Is it normal for the "normal" pressure to slowly drift up a pound or two?) And the SWG system is still back and forth.
Questions, in addition to the ones above:
1. Is my pump going out?
2. Can a faulty pump affect the SWG, or is something funky with it too?