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    Loud pump

    I have a rather loud pump, I think I'm waiting for the neighbors to break in and cut the lines, lol. I wouldn't blame them. This is a persistent problem, do I need a new pump? I can't stand the noise and only run it at night.
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    Re: Loud pump

    Did it just start sounding loud or has it always been this way?

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    Re: Loud pump

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Did it just start sounding loud or has it always been this way?
    I didn't notice it in 2011, in 2012 I noticed it was loud and now it seems to be whining. I'm reading online that it could be bearings or just old.

    It's a Hayward pump.

    Just wondering what options do I have?
    25,000 Gallons Inground, Gunite
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    Hayward navigator cleaner, leaf hose suction

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    Re: Loud pump

    Quote Originally Posted by weird_tolkienish_f
    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Did it just start sounding loud or has it always been this way?
    I didn't notice it in 2011, in 2012 I noticed it was loud and now it seems to be whining. I'm reading online that it could be bearings or just old.

    It's a Hayward pump.

    Just wondering what options do I have?
    Post a youtube video of it running, see what the pros think.

    The good news is, if it's just the motor, you don't need to cut pipes. I changed my dead motor in place.
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    Re: Loud pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by weird_tolkienish_f
    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Did it just start sounding loud or has it always been this way?
    I didn't notice it in 2011, in 2012 I noticed it was loud and now it seems to be whining. I'm reading online that it could be bearings or just old.

    It's a Hayward pump.

    Just wondering what options do I have?
    Post a youtube video of it running, see what the pros think.

    The good news is, if it's just the motor, you don't need to cut pipes. I changed my dead motor in place.
    Here goes:

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    Re: Loud pump

    Sounds as if the bearings are worn out. Are you getting good pressure out of your return lines? I would check to be sure it is pumping water effectively. If it is the bearings, they are replaceable and inexpensive if you are a DIY'er.
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    Re: Loud pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Medic3
    Sounds as if the bearings are worn out. Are you getting good pressure out of your return lines? I would check to be sure it is pumping water effectively. If it is the bearings, they are replaceable and inexpensive if you are a DIY'er.
    Update. I will be replacing the pump and multiport valve at the end of this season. The thing is that there is a leak on my multiport valve, and it corroded the pump housing. At this point I think it's just easier to replace the entire pump.
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    Re: Loud pump

    Look around well because they sell for different prices for the same pump. As for the multiport, there is a replaceable gasket under the top. Pop out the screws and replace the gasket, they are cheap.
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    Re: Loud pump

    Ordered and installed a new pump last month, cost $150 plus new seals and gaskets, I opened the pool yesterday, the pump is great! No noise whatsoever. I also replaced a lot of the leaking piping.

    I learn so much in this place! Thank you all.
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