Due to my carelessness, the water level went below the skimmer feed some time during the night. Now the pump whines at a high pitch. I disconnected the hose from the skimmer basket and put it directly into the pool water. It still pumps but still whines. I wasn't exactly ready to shut down for the season but this might be it. After reading other posts, am I right in thinking its time for a new pump?
We have a 1 hp, 10 amp doughboy power pak pump, single speed and I run it 24/7. We've used it 7 years and got it from the neighbor when they moved, who used it 2-3 years. What kind of pump do others recommend?