Well this sucks, the pump on my sand filter just seized. It started, sounded very loud/noisy, then like a garbage disposal, then like plastic on plastic, and then buzzzzzzzzzz... I know a seized electric motor when I hear one... ran across the yard to turn it off.
if anyone can help please I've followed things so far here to get it apart; however, I'm stuck:. ( http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...l=1#post684105
Otherwise I'm looking at $113+tax+shipping for a new one from Intex directly...
I am looking at: http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Sand-Fil...placement+pump $168 +whatever
Keep in mind that this is only a 14ft 48" pool so I don't think I need to have anything much larger... if anything the 1600 was too much.
This year has been really very difficult all the way around... just wanted an easy pool setup this year... sigh.
Bright side - I finally got a chance to get in the pool late last night... until the mosquitoes showed up... yikes.
I could have bought season-passes for the family to the local water-park at this point and been better off.
Right now I have the tiny cartridge filter pump setup so at least I can recirculate the water, to bad the thing has to run for 6 hours at a time to get the pool clean.