We have a 17k gallon pool in Houston, so the pool pump essentially runs every day, all year. On Friday, I noticed that the pump was not running, and the pump housing was very hot to the touch. I flipped it to off, turned it back on, but it only hummed. Sounds like we have a blown motor, and, of course, the pool has not been filtered since the motor went out on Friday.
We will likely need to buy a new pump/motor for the filter. We currently have Jandy equipment (can't recall HP of motor, and I am not home to check at the moment). Assuming the motor is dead, any recommendations as to a new pump/motor? The Jandy lasted about 5 years, running every day. But it only had a 3 year warranty, so any issues are now on us. If there is a more reliable filter pump/motor, I'd appreciate any advice.
Again, I am not sure of the HP of the current pump, but you may be able to figure it out by virtue of the size of the pool (17,000 gallon).
As an aside, we can't seem to find a pool repair company in Houston that doesn't charge a flat trip charge to diagnose the problem. This may be standard, but another $50 is annoying.
Thanks in advance!