Well on the way home from a 10 day trip my son calls and says the Pool pump is making a howling sound. I tell him to shut it down and I'll check it out when I get home.
Get home flip the breaker and yes a bearing is gone again...
In the last four years we have had the first motor go out our first season. Pool guy installed a rebuilt motor, it failed fairly quickly and so we installed a new motor and it made it two years.
The actual pump is a Sta-Rite max e glass II pump and looks old.
I was looking at the Pentair Intelliflow Variable Speed Pump and it looks like a good system. I like the different style motor it seems robust and I like the fact its a pma motor.
We have a caretaker inground cleaner system and 2" pipe that comes into the current system. I have 1 skimmer and one floor drain. The pool itself is 18,000 gallons.
If you have any advice or suggestions I am all ears. I have found the Pentair for around $869 shipped. it is the VS model. Looks like the VF model would be about $200 more.
I am really looking for some good advice. I just got the system cleared of Mustard algae . Currently plan to run the screaming system a couple hours a day to turn the water over and hope it makes it until the new pump gets here.