I just opened my pool up this spring and the pump is really loud and is chirping at me every once in a while. The chirping sounds like bearings that need grease (I know they are not capable of greasing), but the the loudness I do not know how to describe it... Its just a loud pump... Its pumping water as normal and my filter psi is holding steady at around 5 psi with all outlets and inlets wide open. Changing from skimmer to drain intake does nothing to the sound and changing the outflow to spa or main or both does nothing to change the noise thats coming from the pump.
Pump is Hayward SP2615X20 Super Pump 2-HP Max-Rated Single-Speed Pool Pump
Pool is about 20,000 gallons, have cartridge filter with 4 filters within.
We moved into the house back in fall 2011, the pump was quite then and last summer (2012). After starting it up this open it does not sound like it use to. the pump could be original (1998 pool install) as it only has one union on the outflow of the pump. The intake does not have a union so this is the conclusion that I have made.
Does anyone know what the issue could be?
I will post pictures tomorrow as its pitch black outside right now!