Our previous Hayward pump was struck by lightening a few years ago. We replaced it with a Waterco Supastream 2 years ago. Last year we added a salt water system. Our pump just stopped working in the middle of the night. There was no humming or indication anything was wrong beforehand.
After searching how to troubleshoot, my bf checked the voltage to the pump and he said it was normal. The impeller turns freely. He switched out the capacitor but that didn't do anything.
When he unscrewed the pump housing, the aluminum around the screws fell off in chunks. That can't be good. There must be a pump that is better designed to withstand salt water systems. Any suggestions?
I called the pool guy and he said it would be a leak caused by the salt water. Great. He didn't warn me about that possibility when he told me how much I would love it :/ I didn't want to have to buy a pump every year!
Pool is now on the way to green.