I went out to test the water and immediately noticed the filter pump is not running. Tried turning it back on to no avail. Circuit breaker is not tripped. Spa pump still working fine so I am able to circulate the water to some extent. The pool pump is extremely hot to the touch.
When the pb came out last week to open, he mentioned the pump was running loudly (I have no baseline to compare) and theorized the bearing were going bad. That's my only lead right now.
I have a 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump. I am brand new to this house/pool so I have no idea how old it is or how well maintained. We opened the pool last week and I finally ALMOST got the water clear, only for the pump to fail. Being a holiday weekend, the PB won't come out until "Tuesday or Wednesday" they say. They are open today and do have pumps in stock.
I am somewhat handy...I've replaced under the sink garbage disposals before. This seems like maybe in the same realm of difficulty. Should I just go ahead and replace the whole thing? The pool store is open today until 2. I don't want to wait 48 hours without filtering as I am afraid I'll go back to a green mess. If you think a newbie can do the replacement on his own, what should I replace with? I've got a 1.5hp single speed right now. Can I save some money and drop down to a 1hp?
Thanks as always!