Looking for suggestions...
I opened my pool yesterday. My Hayward Super Pump 1.5hp pump wouldn't start. Humming. This happened last year. It's due to the bearings being locked up during the long winter. I was able to get it going after taking the unit apart and manually getting the motor to spin. Pump was installed in 2004.
The issue now is that the motor is horribly loud. I ran it for 12 hours and it sounds like a jet plane is in my backyard. Feeling bad for the neighbors.
Needless to say, I need to replace the pump. Heard its not worth paying someone to replace the bearings. True?
If replacing the entire unit is the best open, should I get the same type/model? I'm really looking for a quiet, energy efficient pump. I've heard of the 2 stage and the variable but don't know much about them. I typically run the pump 8hrs a day. We use a SWG for chlorination.
I appreciate any help you can give. I've given up on running the old pump due to the noise the further damage its doing to the unit. I'd like to get the new pump in the next day or so I can get my pool clean and ready for the season.