Last year, I had a couple of times when the pump would just shut off, but now it is doing it more frequently.
The pump will be running a couple of hours then just shut off. I won't be able to turn it back on until it's sat and cooled for a while.
On occasion, the breaker is flipped when this happens, but not always. I've been running pump about 8 hours a day, but now it's very unreliable.
Is this what pumps do before they are about to go bad? It seems to be getting very hot. How hot is normal? Also, this could just be my imagination, but it seems a bit louder than usual.
Before I pay the pool guy a good small fortune to come out and take a look, I thought I'd see if there is any advanced troubleshooting you might recommend.