My apologies in advance for not being well-versed in the terms yet, but I am a new pool owner.
Long story short, I noticed a leak in my pump earlier this week. It seems to have been running fine for the first 3 weeks (just bought the house).
I called in the problem to the home warranty company, who of course assigned their contracted company to the issue.
The contracting company did a visual inspection only. The pump is not staying primed. And is letting out a "gulp of air" (his words) when turned off.
He is telling me that just based on that, there is a crack in the pump. And he is also insisting that it is because the pump is oversized for my pool. Apparently it has a dual-speed 3ph pump. He says that it should have a 1.5hp MAX, and not a dual speed. So of course this description will prevent the home warranty service from covering any of it.
Something smells fishy to me. But I'm new at this, so I'd like to consult the experts. You guys! Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.