I currently have a Hayward Super Pump 1.5hp single speed pump on my pool that is going on it's 5th season. Upon opening the pool this year, the pump started making a loud whirring noise. It quietened down for a while but now it's nosier than ever. I was hoping I could make it through this season since I just invested in a SWG but it's not sounding good.
I know I can replace the motor/bearings/seal but am contemplating if it wouldn't be more reasonable to just replace the entire pump with a more efficient variable speed pump. I have looked at the Hayward Ecostar SVRS. Any opinions on this pump? Or should I just keep what I have and fix it?
Also, my pump currently does not have a timer and runs 24/7 during pool season. The pool store advises against only running the pump part time but it seems to be common practice with a lot of people. Is that just another pool store runaround?
Opinions, advice, input is appreciated!