Are these bad bearings or something else? Would I be better off repairing this pump or replacing it with a 2 speed? Is it as simple of a job as it seems? Please ignore the splashing water, I removed and replaced the lid right after the video, guess i didn't have a great seal, it always sounds like that though. It's running on 230V, 1 HP.
2 other questions that are somewhat related:
1) is not having GFCI in-line with any of the pump, lights or deck outlets as stupid of an idea as I'm assuming it is? Is my only option with 220 a GFCI breaker? Why would someone build a pool in 2002 and not put in GFCI, just being cheap because it was in the county at the time?
2) Can I put a SWG behind the pump on the same 220 line/breaker, or do I need an electrician to do another run? (I think I'm out of space on my panel).