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Thread: NOISY POOL MOTOR

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    NOISY POOL MOTOR

    Hi folks:
    finally getting warm to get the pool open here in Virginia. Everything ready and bam NO pool motor.
    After a while thought it might be the electrical receptacle and so unplugged and plugged the motor
    in another outlet. Great - motor is up and running!
    BUT it is at least twice as noisy as last year and it was already too loud. Pool is about
    7 years old - is it telling me it's new motor time?
    18 ft.52" Round Atrium AG -7600 gallons, Sand Filter, Vinyl liner, Royal Entrance Steps, 80 lbs.solarsalt

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    That is how my intex pump motor failed. Got 2-3x as loud as it normally was, stayed that way for a couple weeks, then it quit working. It would actually throw the breaker after it ran for a few seconds.

    Just a thought, might make sure nothing is caught in the pump veins. Could just be an out-of-balance issue.
    6500 gal, Intex 18'x48" above ground, 1hp Pro Sand Filter, TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    I'd start looking at options. You can probably just get a new motor and keep the wet end. No reason to rush into it if the motor still works, but be ready to act quick if it does die.
    11,700 gallon 21' round 54" deep all-resin AGP - June 2012
    Waterway 1HP 2-speed pump / 100 sq ft cartridge filter
    Hayward 150,000btu Natural Gas heater
    I use and recommend the TF-100 for testing

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    from personal experience, it is time for new bearings which can be replaced at home if mechanically inclined for less than 20 dollars and a few hours of your time...new motors range from $150 to $300 if you get a new pump assembly so i would think before diving into a new pump/motor assembly......if not, get a new assembly and plug and play for the most part...but basically, bad bearings are the causes of most pool motor noises

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    Had the same problem with my 1 1/2 HP Centurion pump 2 years ago when the pump was about 6 years old. It was making kind of a strange whirring sound that was fairly constant and even. Also it was very much louder then normal. After opening the pump cover (in my case done by removing the steel band around the diaphram ) I saw a small bolt lodged in the impeller blades. As it turned out the bolt was one of the attachment bolts for the impeller.
    After replacing the bolt back to its intended location the pump worked fine, sounded fine and has not given me any trouble since.

    Im not sure what sound your pump is making but I can say that the sound mine made had me thinking the pump was burned out also, it did not sound at all like a loose bolt. Overall the fix was simple and made me glad I checked inside before just getting another one
    16x38 L shaped, 26,000 inground with Pentair FNSP 36 and Centurion pump.

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    Well we ended up needing a new pump - got a Hayward.....must say it is so much quieter than the other ever was....
    18 ft.52" Round Atrium AG -7600 gallons, Sand Filter, Vinyl liner, Royal Entrance Steps, 80 lbs.solarsalt

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    My pump kept melting the extension cord and ran very very hot and loud. Then one day I only got a humming noise. It totally seized up. I am not mechanically enclined and replaced whole thing. It's soooo quiet now. And moved water so much better.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    Worst case scenario, you could get a whole new unit for only $149: http://www.amazon.com/Intex-1600-Krysta ... B004M6FSIW

    I am very impressed with the 1600 sand filter that came with my new 18x52 Ultra Frame. They are all gray color now and seem to be very well built and upgraded. The eyeball return nozzle will shoot the water half way across the pool. It's got very good flow and is actually quieter than my old Intex cartridge filter.

    Good luck!
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: NOISY POOL MOTOR

    Around here, they always have craigslist options for Intex, Hayward , Pentair and other brands. People are always getting rid of pools for a wide range of reasons. I bought a "nearly" new DiverDan (with Hayward leaf trap) for $50. Her pump was not able to handle the additional load of the hose and vacuum. She was going to throw it away.

    May be riskier than new but some are really good values.

    Just another option.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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