All, My 10 year old Jacuzzi Magnum 1.5 HP pump needed assistance (spin shaft) last season at start up but ran all season with no issue. This season pump started up on 1st attempt but getting very noisy. I believe the bearings are going.
1. Wait until motor completely breaks down.
2. Replace motor.
3. Replace with another pump.
My initial thought was replace with a new 1.5 HP pump but would appreciate inputs on pump manufacturers and model types.
-23,000 gallon in ground pool
-Magnum Force Jacuzzi pump (1.5 HP / 230 V)
-Pump Inbound: Drain, Spa Step drain, 2 skimmers
-Pool outbound: 2 pool returns and spa step return (4 jets)
-Valve mgmt allows me to isolate spa step (drain and 4 jets) using heater/pump just for the spa step