I am apparently in need of a new pool pump. When I turned it on last week it blew up or at least it seemed that way since I was standing directly above it.
A bright flash and loud pop occurred in the instant it took for the breaker to trip. Scared the bejesus out of me. I can see that this has been brewing for a while now.
For some reason when this was installed they put it directly under the multi-valve—this leaks water on to the pump when running. The handle on the valve works but the handle is floppy and water rises up around the dial. Does this always happen or is it broken. Can I fix it or does it need to be replaced?
Any way getting back to the pump issue, I was thinking that I could just replace the electric motor but I can’t find anything online that looks the same not to mention that the entire assembly isn’t much more expensive than a motor alone. Is it relatively standard to replace the entire thing? If I go that route can I put any one on that I want to? This operation will require some new piping to move the motor so before I tear every thing apart I wanted to get some advice.
Thank you in advance for your input.