Ok, I'm on my own for a week and the pump is stopping and starting by itself. My friend just checked it out and it is so hot, when he poured a dribble of water on it it boiled away instantly. I'm thinking it needs to be replaced. Even though it is 100 here, it is in the shade under the solar panels and has free air movement all around it. It is a 1.5hp Sta-Rite for a 15 x 30 above ground pool. I've always read about 2 speed pumps and over sized pumps and would just like someone to take me by the hand and tell me what to get and maybe a suggestion as to where to get it. We don't get leaves and debris in our pool, but sure do get a lot of silt daily. Wanda the Whale is in the pool a lot and I still need to vac by hand in some spots daily.
Thanks so much for your help.