I have a Hayward pump on my pool that has been running nearly continuously since the summer of 2008 (the wife likes to keep the waterfall on) that is now showing some trouble signs. Here is my setup:
I will also mention quickly that you can see one of the union ball valves that I added for filter maintenance in this photo thanks to advice I got from you guys.
Anyway lately the motor has become very noisy and hot to the touch. There also seems to be some black discoloration going on as seen under the Hayward label. I am guessing a bearing issue is starting to happen.
So I'm looking for advice on how to proceed. Are these motors repairable or not worth the bother and just replace it? Can the motor be removed fairly easily or does the whole pump assembly need to be replaced?