I have a kidney shaped pool of approximately 25k gallons. I have a 1 HP AO Smith Century Centurion 230v motor with a Pentair Challenger pump. The filter is a Triton II TR-100 (sand filter) I only have one return line, that being the skimmer. The main drain line has a leak somewhere and is cappped off. We have run the pool this way for several years with no apparent cleaning problems. We run the motor during the pool season (here in NE OK, May-Sept)24/7 on the advice of our pool guy.
This is the eight season for us to operate the pool, and we are on our third motor. Is this typical? I was on the phone this week with a tech from Pentair talking about sand replacement for filter, and mentioned this to him. He said we should be getting five to eight years outta a motor. i checked the voltage at the motor and am getting 120 volts outta each wire at the back of the motor. Additionally, the the motor is hot to the touch. Is this normal? This motor is only about one month old. Replaced it late last summer, as I recall.
I have done quick forum search and didn't see much, so I posted new topic. I am new to the forum and this looks like a good place to get educated on pool ownership.