My main recirculating pump stopped working this morning (it is the 1HP Emerson pump in my sig line below). This pump is somewhere in the age range of 3 - 4 years old. If the pump needs replaced, this will be either the 4th or 5th main pump this pool will need in its 15 years of operation. It should also be noted this pump sits on the west end of our house and does receive a good deal of direct sunlight for about six to seven hours each day.
I heard some odd noises outside this morning (which may or may not have been coming from the pump) - I really can't say for sure but I do know this pump is still very hot to the touch (touching the black pump casing).
- It sure seems like I am going through a LOT of pool pumps. Should I be more protective of the pumps - i.e provide more shade for them?
- Based on what little I have read, I think the pump is sitting sufficiently off the ground so it does not sit in water.
- How hard is it to replace a pump? I do not consider myself much of a do it yourself'er so my first reaction is to have someone else do this - especially since we are dealing with electricity.
- I believe my pool place has used rebuilt motors in the past to keep the cost lower. Is using a rebuilt pump motor a good idea?
- Should I consider using an electrician INSTEAD OF using the pool place for this repair?
Thanks all for any thoughts you may have on this.