So I have taken over the maintenance of my mother in laws 24k gallon inground saltwater pool for about a month now. Yesterday this happens. Very loud noise coming from the impeller area.
Does this sound like the bearings are going bad?
I started to try and take it apart but didn't get too far and I noticed sand in the bolt holes and underneath pump like it was leaking from the sand filter somehow.
My mother in law does have the pump covered under warranty as it was replaced in 2011 but there is a $75 "service" fee from AHS. Only issue is she is supposed to have a birthday pool party this weekend and at their mercy as when they can come fix it so I was wondering if this is something fairly easy for a novice YouTube instructed handyman? Also is OK to have it running like this for about an hour a day just to get the chlorine generated?
24k IG Vinyl
Hayward Swim pure SWG
Century AO Smith 3/4 HP pool pump