I have a Hayward northstar pump that is about 10 years old. I bought this house last year and the prior owner apparently replaced the original Hayward motor with an after market motor. The motor running temperature is a constant 200 degrees F at the case. Also The pump is not in direct sunlight and there does not appear to be any air flow restrictions.
This seems quite hot to me, but I have none to compare it too; it has always run at this temperature since I have owned it. Can someone please confirm if this is normal.
The pump assembly runs loud too; not like screaming bearings, just loud like a small humming diesel engine.
I wonder if the previous owner installed an undersized motor on that pump and it is working too hard...is this possible? The previous owner left the the original Hayward motor (2hp) in the garage, but it is wasted.
I am a new pool owner and appreciate this forum....thanks,
Jeff in Florida