Okay - so i've been lurking for months and can't thank everyone enough for this forum. Bought a house with a pool (my first) in July and so far this forum has answered all my questions (without me needing to post) and my pool is humming along and crystal clear!
Well... I say humming along.. Actually, not as of about 2 hours ago when, after vacuuming a windy day's supply of leaves, I turned the pump back on and it seized. I hit the switch and instead of turning, I just got a buzzing sound. Shortly thereafter water started leaking from the pump (around the motor area).
Not sure whether the pump seized, or the seal between the impeller and the pump broke loose, or what. No idea whether this motor is going to run again or not. I am planning on calling my pool guy tomorrow unless someone can persuade me differently (although I probably could take this one on myself I am about to head off on a business trip and will not have the time).
I'd be interested in any feedback as to what may have happened? Would a broken seal cause the motor to seize (or vice versa), or do we just have to pull the motor and see if it can still be turned.
Also on the basis that i'm most likely going to be replacing at least the motor, i'd be interested in opinion on whether it might be worth replacing the whole pump (and what to replace it with).
Current dead pump is a Hayward Super II, 2 HP. Century B130 motor. It drives a 11Kgal pool with SPA and spillover and suction cleaner (Hayward Navigator), hence the 2HP size. I'm definitely interested in something more efficient and have been considering a 2 speed. I'd like a variable speed, but i'm not sure how well that would fit (both the pool and my budget).
Any advice before I call the pool guy would be very welcome.
And just for the record, and by way of thanks:
FC 4.0, CC 0.0, pH 7.7, TA 70, CH 260, CYA 30, BOR 50