Hi, I am new here.
I recently bought a house with a pool and i am having pump issues. Barely know anything about pools so bare with me. Here is my general setup:
-In ground pool in Florida 14,000 gallons
-One main pump (that's what I call it) and the sticker in the side says 1.5 HP
-One secondary pump that appears to control the self pool cleaner. The label is faded but it looks like it is the same size as the main pump. Both motors are on separate timers.
-Sand filter and salt chlorine generator
The main motor has been starting and stopping when it is supposed to be on. Nothing is tripping, it just comes on and off by itself in 10 to 30 minute cycles. It looks old and it is loud when it runs.
The secondary pump is quite loud when it is on.
You can click on the link below for photos. They are pretty clear.
I assume I need to change both motors? Any thoughts? Can I just buy one more powerful unit instead of having two? What pumps do you recommend? I don't mind spending extra if it will save on electricity. Please help!