This is my first post here. We just moved into a new place and it has a pool. I am looking forward to learning how to maintain it. This forum has been a great resource already.
Our pump is making a ton of noise. I am not mechanic, but it sounds like the bearings are shot. So much that our neighbor from across the street came over to ask if we could fix it. It seems like it would make more sense at this point to replace it for energy efficiency reasons. I would like to share the specifications of our pool and then get recommendations on a replacement pump and the difference between a few types.
Location: San Francisco, Bay Area
Size: 26,000 Gallons
Pump Type: WhisperFlo 1 HP 0-177450-03
Cleaner Pump: Pentair 3/4 HP LA01N
Cleaner Type: Letro Legend 10371
Control Panel: EasyTouch4
Wireless Controller: EasyTouch 4
Chlorinator: IntelliChlor IC40
Filter: Clean and Clear Plus - 420 cu 160301
My questions are:
1) Do people recommend a specific replacement pump for this set-up? I would like something reliable, energy efficient and quiet. I was looking at this one: IntellifloXF - http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-pro/pro ... mp-452.htm
There are 19 different pumps on that page. VF, VS+SRVS, etc. Does anyone know of a guide to the differences? I couldn't find anything on their site.
2) What is the difference between the Pentair and the Sta-Rite brands?
3) Is the installation complicated? I have beginner/intermediate plumbing experience.
3a) Are there any guides that anyone knows of on the installation?
I have included a picture of the set-up and have a sound clip of the noise but could not attach it. Any help is greatly appreciated.