My pump motor is starting to make noise that I think may indicate the bearings are going bad.
The house/pool are new to me, so I don't have any background on the equipment selection (listed in signature).
Its a single story house, with the solar panels on the roof.
The pump is controlled by a standard intermatic mechanical timer, which could also stand to be replaced. It isn't pretty and the latch is rusted away, but it works fine.
I'm interested in a two-speed or variable speed pump, but easily open to staying with a single speed.
I looked at the link in another post that showed how to replace the bearings...I don't know the age of the motor, but it has some time on it. I'm probably more interested in just replacing the motor (and pump if I should) than trying to replace the bearings and reinstalling the old motor.
But I have no idea where to start, other than doing a direct replacement of what is there (1hp single speed pump), primarily because of the solar panels.
My future plan for the equipment is to add a Stenner pump for the Chlorine once I got around to having an electrical outlet installed at the equipment pad...although sometimes I think I should just bite the bullet and switch to salt instead of the Stenner. Perhaps this is a time to knock it all out.