I'm new here--this is a great site! I would greatly appreciate an opinion. I have a Hayward 1.5 Powerflo LX pump that is 5 years old. I hear so much about problems with screeching noises, grinding noises, etc. My question is, should I go ahead and replace parts on the pump that typically wear after time, such as a shaft seal even if I'm currently not having problems? I'm not the type of person who would even attempt to take something like that apart and fix it. I envision having my pool up and running and then the pump dies on me and I have to wait to have someone come out and fix it, as my pool gets greener and greener since it's not being circulated. I know I must sound paranoid, but I am curious if this is something that is done to avoid problems down the road.
Also, how long do pool pumps typically last?