My pump motor is in the process of dying, quickly. I thought my neighbors were doing some serious construction but unfortunately The noise was my pump. The pool guy was out recently and said the bearings are going out, but now it looks like I need a new motor.
I have a northstar 2 hp Sp4015X20ns. Does it have to be replaced with a 2 hp? Can I go up or down in hp? I saw a listing for a 3hp on Craigslist but wasn't sure if I could use it. The pool repair people are telling me it will be a week before they have a new motor, it's 90+ degrees, any ideas how I can keep my pool from becoming a swamp between now and next Friday?
It will run, I turned it off for today and thought I might run it for an hour or so each day, but judging from the sound it was making I don't think it has more than a couple of hours of life left......
Thanks for any advice.