Hi There! This is my first post. We bought a house w/ a pool last summer and are muddling though trying to be a conscientious pool owner.
The pump (Whisperflo 1.5 HP) started making intermittent screeching/high pitched noises, but primarily in cold weather. After reading, it sounds like it was a bearing that was going on. We decided to go ahead and replace it due to needing to run the pump so much this winter, which has been abnormally cold for us in Atlanta. We had it replaced with a new motor, rather than replacing the whole pump. During the recent freeze, our Pentair booster pump, which runs the Polaris, literally froze. We ran the freeze protection, as instructed, but the pipes around it froze This led to the motor no longer working, but it continued to run for several hours (night time) until we figured it out, and it became HOT. We over-rode the freeze protection and disabled the booster pump. The pool technician said to leave it off until the weather thaws, then try to manually turn it back on. We are having a beautiful day today, and when I turned it on, our panel is making a "clicking" noise intermittently like the booster pump is turning off and on (even though the Aux1 light, which is the power switch for the booster pump is staying on). The pump is getting VERY hot and the Polaris is not moving. I suspect its dead, huh? So, do I need to call the pool technician back out and just have the booster pump replaced?
Also, could anything have been done to prevent this?
Now I need to make sure that the booster pump isn't going to kick on w/ the timer. Still muddling through how to work the panel and make sure that the Aux1 is only in manual off/on mode. ---Edited to add: After taking a second look at the control panel, the technician indeed switched the booster pump to manual only.
Sorry if I sound like an idiot! Still learning here. Thank you!