If only the equipment could be as easy as the chemistry....
I went out to turn the pumps on do test my water, and I noticed that one of them wasn't working. Just got a buzzing sound, and nothing else. No start capacitors, so I knew that wasn't the issue. Disassembled the wet end to check for an impeller clog. Not the problem. Spun the shaft by hand easily. Not the problem.
Got close, and smelled that acrid electrical burnt smell. Uh oh.
Took it all apart, and this is what I found:
The top one is looking in the back side of the motor. The next two are looking in from the wet end.
Can I just go ahead and assume that with the windings burned up like they are, this motor is toast?
Assuming that's the case, I need to think about how to proceed, because I think my setup now is pretty inefficient. I've got a Hayward PowerFlo Matrix pump attached to a Hayward S180T sand filter, basically X2. Two skimmers, two returns, two pumps, two filters. There's a heater on one side, no water features, all on a 33' round AGP. Basically, do I need two pumps? Can I run just one pump and run new plumbing all the way around the pool to the other side? Or do I need to have a second pump for the second filter. The pumps' label has it rated at 1.5HP with a 1.0SF. I downsized the impeller last spring from 1.0HP to 3/4HP.