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    pump is squealing

    my pump is squealing, it's making a noise like whatever is moves inside is rubbing slightly, or like it might need some lube, does anyone know if it needs lube, or there is a issue? it's working fine though, just making that noise.
    Burlington Twp, NJ
    ProSeries 20x48 AG
    8000 gallons
    Proline Sand Filter 55gpm

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    Re: pump is squealing

    That is generally the bearings going bad. You will likely need a new motor for the pump. Post your specs on your current pump and you might get a recommendation for a new motor that might save you some electricity in the long run depending on your current setup.
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, Jandy Aquapure Ei 35, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: pump is squealing

    proline 1.5h 55gpm
    Burlington Twp, NJ
    ProSeries 20x48 AG
    8000 gallons
    Proline Sand Filter 55gpm

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    Re: pump is squealing

    Might be worth it to do a new posting asking for motor recommendations for your pump. Unless you have a waterfall or something, it seems 1.5hp is waaay overkill for your 8k gallon pool. For comparisons, I had a 1 hp pump for my 20k pool and it worked just fine!

    BTW, I used to live in Medford, sure do miss Johnson's Farm.
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, Jandy Aquapure Ei 35, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: pump is squealing

    It's most likely the bearings. An electric motor shop or pool store will be able to repair it. It is too big for your pool so if it's not repairable it's worth looking at smaller models.
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    Re: pump is squealing

    the fact that the pump might be too big was not my question, but i had the pump when i got the pool, so why not use it, weather too big or not!
    Burlington Twp, NJ
    ProSeries 20x48 AG
    8000 gallons
    Proline Sand Filter 55gpm

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    Re: pump is squealing

    We're just trying to help save you a few bucks. That's the only reason I said "if it's not repairable it's worth looking at smaller models". Excuse me for trying to help.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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